Country legends Loretta Lynn and George Strait will each receive a special award at the second annual Nashville Songwriter Awards, to be held September 17 at the  Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Lynn will become just the third recipient of the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has issued the award twice before: in 2013 to Willie Nelson and at last years’ inaugural Nashville Songwriter Awards to Bill Anderson. The award celebrates Lynn’s “contributions to the American songbook” and honors her for “inspiring the careers of others.”  Strait will receive the President’s Keystone Award to honor his “contributions toward the betterment of all songwriters.”

Performers scheduled for the show include Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Lee Brice, David Lee Murphy, Michael Ray, Dean Dillon and more.

Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time through the link here: Ryman Auditorium’s website.

Loretta Lynn, George Strait to Be Honored at 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards


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