Loretta Lynn Accepts the Legend Honor at Billboard Women in Music 2015

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Loretta Lynn and Martina McBride speak onstage during the Billboard Women in Music Luncheon on Dec. 11, 2015 in New York City.  

Loretta Lynn is a legend to many -- and she fittingly received the Legend honor at Billboard Women in Music 2015 in New York on Dec. 11. 

"All women in country music today are loving daughters of the coal miner's daughter, Loretta Lynn," Martina McBride said while introducing Lynn.

"There are a lot of words that describe Loretta -- honest, loved, real," McBride said, "but one word that sums it up is legend."

Lynn took the stage to accept her honor to a massive standing ovation. "Thank you all," Lynn gushed.

Billboard Women in Music 2015 airs on Lifetime, Dec. 18th at 8 p.m. E.T.


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