Loretta Lynn Named Presidential Medal of Freedom Honoree

Award to be presented later this year.

Loretta Lynn has won practically every industry honor imaginable, including election to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Now, Loretta is set to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the national interests of the United States or American culture. A total of 16 recipients will make up the 2013 list.

"This year's honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world," said President Barack Obama in a statement. Loretta and her fellow honorees will receive their medals at the White House later this year.

The staff of Country Weekly sends its congratulations to Loretta on this well-deserved award.

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