Loretta Lynn; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music
Loretta Lynn; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music

Loretta Lynn To Be Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall of Fame, Says Granddaughter Tayla Lynn Will Accept

Loretta Lynn will soon be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame.

On August 24, Lynn took to social media to react to the high honor and also share the news that her granddaughter, Tayla Lynn Heller, will be accepting the prestigious award on her behalf.

“Thank y’all so much for this award. I’m still surprised and humbled by every award because it’s all of you who have made it all possible. I’ve always loved songwriting even more than singing. I write what I live and nothing has helped me through life more,” Lynn said, reacting to the honor.

“Thanks @taylalynnheller for accepting this award for me,” she later added, tagging @Twittyandlynn and @RealWSHOF in a subsequent tweet.

The 90-year-old country singer/songwriter’s induction is set to take place on Aug. 27. Besides Lynn, fellow female artists Gloria Estefan, Indigo Girls, and Marilyn Bergman will also be receiving the prestigious honor, the outlet indicated. The ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her latest honor, Lynn also holds a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a CMA Artist of a Lifetime Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and various other accolades. She is known for songs such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You’re Lookin’ At Country,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin,'” and more.

In a 2021 conversation with Parade, Lynn said she hopes to keep writing music “right up until the end [of her life],” and that she always wants her fans to have new music to listen to. Lynn also cited fellow female artists Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Margo Price as among the best in the country music business.

When asked by the outlet if she ever takes risks with writing music, Lynn responded with an adamant no, saying she just writes about her life.

“I just write what I feel, what is going on with me and my life,” Lynn explained. “It just happened that a lot of other women felt the same. I would never set out to write something just for it to shock someone; I am not that clever,” she added.

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