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Loretta Lynn to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Loretta LynnWashington, DC -- President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House later this year. Among this year's recipients will be Country Music Icon, Loretta Lynn.

Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson Issue Statement on Death of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith gets Medal of FreedomAtlanta, GA -- Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson have both issued statements regarding the death of actor Andy Griffith who died yesterday in Dare County, North Carolina. Both appeared as part of the Darling family on The Andy Griffith Show in the ‘60s. Griffith was a promoter of bluegrass and Ozark music on his program.

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