loretta lynn sissy spacek CMA Awards: Loretta Lynn joins her own tributeThe 2010 Country Music Association Awards featured a lovely tribute to country legend Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek, who won an Academy Award in 1980 for portraying Loretta in “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” introduced singers Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow for a soaring performance of the song of the same name.

There were still pictures and video clips of Lynn in the background, it was a lovely tribute. But then it got 100x more awesome because 76-year-old Loretta Lynn herself came out on stage to join in the fun. Maybe we are naive, but we didn’t actually expect to see her there.

Did you enjoy the tribute? We thought it was a wonderful way to honor such a legendary female country star — she was the first woman to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year award.

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