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Loretta Lynn

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    Loretta Lynn performs during the celebration of Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary at The Grand Ole Opry on September 25, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 24, 2012 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Lee Ann Womack and Crystal Gayle attends the press conference for the celebration of Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary at The Grand Ole Opry on September 25, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 24, 2012 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Opry Vice President/General Manager, Pete Fisher chat's with Honoree Loretta Lynn during the celebration of Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary at The Grand Ole Opry on September 25, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 24, 2012 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Loretta Lynn performs during the celebration of Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary at The Grand Ole Opry on September 25, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 24, 2012 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    In this handout image from the The Hartman Group, Country music legend Loretta Lynn announces from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics that she has chosen Grammy and Golden Globe nominated actress and star of FOX TV's hit show, "New Girl," Zooey Deschanel to portray her in an upcoming Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Coal Miner's Daughter, on May 10, 2012 in Nashville, Tenesse. Following the announcement, Ms. Deschanel joined the country music icon onstage for a duet of Ms. Lynn's signature song, "Coal Miner's Daughter." -- (May 9, 2012 - Source: Handout/Getty Images North America)
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    Loretta Lynn and Sissy Spacek pose in the press room at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (November 9, 2010 - Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)
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    Loretta Lynn at Loretta Lynn: A Tribute To An American Country Music Icon at The Loretta Lynn Ranch on September 24, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 23, 2010 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Loretta Lynn at Loretta Lynn: A Tribute To An American Country Music Icon at The Loretta Lynn Ranch on September 24, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 23, 2010 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Loretta Lynn at Loretta Lynn: A Tribute To An American Country Music Icon at The Loretta Lynn Ranch on September 24, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee -- (September 23, 2010 - Source: Rick Diamond/Getty Images North America)
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    Singer Loretta Lynn attends the 39th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame awards dinner on June 19, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York -- (June 18, 2008 - Source: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images North America)
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    Musicians Loretta Lynn (left) and Vince Gill perform on stage at the '39th Annual Country Music Awards' on May 26, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada -- (May 26, 2004 - Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)