Loretta Lynn Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted on November 20, 2013 | by David Knowles

Loretta Lynn, one of country music's biggest stars, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. 

After growing up in rural Kentucky,  Lynn moved to Washington state and went on to establish herself as an up and coming talent. 

Her singing career has spanned more than four decades, produced numerous hit records, and influenced an untold number of performers. 

"This coal miner's daughter gave voice to a generation," President Obama said in his remarks at the White House ceremony. 

Singing "Success" and "Get Set for Heartache," check out one of Lynn's first television appearances on "The Porter Wagoner Show" above. 

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