Loretta Lynn and Van Morrison have been chosen to receive Icon Honor awards
at the upcoming BMI COUNTRY AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, in November
The performing rights organisation's honour is a tonic for Lynn, who was
forced to pull the plug on her American summer (04) tour when she fell ill.
The Icon Honor salutes songwriters' "enduring influence on generations of
music makers." Past honorees have included Dolly Parton, Chuck Berry, James
BROWN, Al Green and Isaac Hayes.