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Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley honored by Recording Academy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 – Loretta Lynn and producer Harold Bradley will be among those honored at the Recording Academy's special merit awards ceremony Jan. 30 in Los Angeles.

Lynn is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Michael Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Andre Previn and Clark Terry for lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium. Bradley is being honored with The Trustees Award for outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. Others honored will be Florence Greenberg and Walter C. Miller.

The Grammys will be held Sunday, Jan. 31 in Los Angeles.


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