Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley Earn Honorary Awards From Recording Academy

Loretta Lynn and Nashville studio musician Harold Bradley have been recognized with Special Merit awards from the Recording Academy, the organization that presents the Grammys. Lynn will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during a special invitation-only ceremony on Jan. 30 in Los Angeles. She earned a 1971 Grammy for her duet with Conway Twitty, “After the Fire Is Gone,” as well as two Grammys for the 2004 album, Van Lear Rose. Other Lifetime Achievement honorees include Leonard Cohen, Bobby Darin, blues musician David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Jackson, composer-conductor AndrĂ© Previn and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. In addition, Bradley will receive the Trustees Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity. He and his brother, Owen, built Music Row’s first recording facility in the 1950s. Harold Bradley’s guitar work can be heard on thousands of country recordings. Other recipients of the Trustees Award include Scepter Records founder Florence Greenberg and longtime awards show producer Walter C. Miller. The Grammys will air Jan. 31 on CBS.