Loretta Lynn arrives at the White House for presidential honor

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Loretta Lynn hit the grounds of the White House today looking pretty damn fierce. 

The 81-year-old living legend is in the nation's capital today to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, from President Obama. The prestigious award is 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.  

At the time of Lynn's nomination, the White House said: "Loretta Lynn is a country music legend. Raised in rural Kentucky, she emerged as one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early Sixties, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men. Ms. Lynn’s numerous accolades include the Kennedy Centre Honours in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010."

Others receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom today include former president Bill Clinton, Oprah, and Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut to travel to space, among others.   

Fans can watch all the recipients receive their awards right now below or over on WhiteHouse.gov.

[Photo courtesy Loretta Lynn Facebook]

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