Country icon Loretta Lynn doesn’t mince words when it comes to CMT’s decision to honor all female artists, including herself, at its annual Artists of the Year show.

The coal miner’s daughter said in a statement that it was “about dadgum time that we recognize women.”

In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn poses for a photo at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Lynn will be recognized as an artist of a lifetime at the CMT Artists of the Year show on Oct. 17. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP)

She’ll be honored as an artist of a lifetime during the live television special on Oct. 17 in Nashville, Tennessee, by her friend and actress Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for portraying her in the hit biopic.

FILE – In this March 17, 2016, file photo, Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb’s during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Lynn will be recognized as an artist of a lifetime at the CMT Artists of the Year show on Oct. 17. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

CMT will also be honoring Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.

Source: The Associated Press

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