Coal Miner's Daughter to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Nashville (AP) -- Country music legend Loretta Lynn will receive an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of music during her March 17th performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

In receiving the honor from the Boston college, Lynn joins a select group of recording artists including Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Sting and Sarah Vaughan.

The college says Lynn's songs have squarely addressed real-life situations faced by many women, and she's used her artistry to deal openly with themes like loyalty, divorce, desire and the role of women in society.

She's known as "the coal miner's daughter."

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