Loretta Lynn to Receive BMI Icon Honor

Loretta Lynn will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization’s 52nd annual country awards banquet Nov. 8 in Nashville. This year’s other BMI Icon, singer-songwriter Van Morrison, will receive his honor Tuesday (Oct. 5) in London. The icon award salutes songwriters’ “enduring influence on generations of music makers.” Other BMI Icon honorees include Dolly Parton, Bill Anderson, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Bo Diddley, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and Little Richard.