Loretta Lynn To Release New Album Sept. 28

Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn is releasing a new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, on Sept. 28. Produced by her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the new album is comprised entirely of songs written or co-written by Lynn. The album positions new compositions alongside soulful reinterpretations of enduring classics from her catalog. The Legacy Recordings project includes three tracks co-penned by Lynn and Shawn Camp. The collection was set to release in 2017, but was postponed after health issues.

“This new record means so much to me, but this last year I had to focus on my health and I decided to hold up the release,” said Loretta. “I’m feelin’ good and look forward to it comin’ out. It was really important to me to be a part of it being released and I’m excited to celebrate with everybody!”

“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” is the last song Loretta wrote for her late husband Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn. “That song just always meant so much to me,” said Russell, “because of the lyrics, you know, ‘when my fancy lace couldn’t turn your face,’ it was just so powerful and was a song that needed to be recorded for this album with Loretta. It shows just how masterful my mom is with writing down her feelings.”

Lynn will also be featured with track on King of the Road,’ a two-disc tribute LP for Roger Miller, set for release Aug. 31. Lynn will sing “Half A Mind.”


Loretta Lynn Wouldn’t It Be Great Track Listing:
1. Wouldn’t It Be Great? (written by Loretta Lynn)
2. Ruby’s Stool (written by Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
3. I’m Dying for Someone to Live For (written by Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
4. Another Bridge to Burn (written by Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon)
5. Ain’t No Time to Go (written by Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
6. God Makes No Mistakes (written by Loretta Lynn)
7. These Ole Blues (written by Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
8. My Angel Mother (written by Loretta Lynn)
9. Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (written by Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)
10. The Big Man (written by Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
11. Lulie Vars (Traditional, arrangement by Loretta Lynn)
12. Darkest Day (written by Loretta Lynn)
13. Coal Miner’s Daughter (written by Loretta Lynn)


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