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Coal Miner’s Daughter to become Dr. Loretta

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The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker — Dr. Loretta Lynn.

The University of Kentucky's board of trustees has approved an honorary doctorate for the 66-year-old country singer and Johnson County, Ky., native.

Lynn will receive the honorary doctorate in arts at a ceremony during the Society for American Music's 28th annual meeting March 6-10 on the university's Lexington campus.

Her autobiography, "Coal Miner's Daughter," prominently featured her hometown of Butcher Hollow. The best-selling book later was made into a 1980 feature film of the same name starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones. Spacek won an Oscar for her role in that film.