Country stars Garth Brooks, LEE ANN WOMACK and Kid Rock turned out to perform at a special tribute show on Tuesday (12Oct10) to celebrate Loretta Lynn's five decade-spanning career.
The legendary singer/songwriter was honoured with the Merit Award by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - the organisation behind the Grammy Awards - at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Singer Reba MCEntire hosted the event, which saw Kid Rock, Womack and Martina MCBride perform their own renditions of Lynn's most popular tracks, while the lady herself sang a duet with Brooks on After the Fire is Gone.
Following her performance, Lynn admitted the tribute night came as a shock, saying, "When I got here tonight I noticed my picture up on the stage, and that was when I realised this night was for me.
"I really didn't know the night was going to be all about me, but I sure am proud. I don't know what to say but thank you."