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Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:29

Loretta Lynn gets Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama notes that after 50 years in the business, Loretta Lynn still reigns as "the rule-breaking, record-setting queen of country music." Obama presented Lynn and 15 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award the U.S. can bestow upon civilians. He pointed out that Lynn was just 19 when she first won big at the local fair -- for her canned vegetables. He says she brought home 17 blue ribbons and was named "Canner of the Year."