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Loretta Lynn Receives Highest Chart Debut With ‘Full Circle’

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Loretta Lynn is celebrating a career milestone with the release of her latest album, Full Circle. Her first album since 2004’s Grammy-winning Van Lear Rose, Full Circle debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart.

According to Billboard, Full Circle is Lynn’s second album to reach the Top 40 on the all-genre list, following Van Lear Rose, which debuted and peaked at No. 24. Full Circle sold 21,000 units and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart.

Full Circle features guest vocals from Elvis Costello on “Everything It Takes” and Willie Nelson on “Lay Me Down” and includes new versions of Lynn’s hits and country standards, as well as some brand new songs. The album was produced by Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and John Carter Cash.

In December, Lynn was presented with Billboard’s inaugural Women in Music Legend Award, recognizing her “historic contributions to the industry and artistry of American music, which has established her among the highest class of performers.”

“From the moment she broke through more than five decades ago, Loretta Lynn has been an unstoppable musical force who writes and performs with a breathtaking fearlessness and honesty,” explained Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter. “As a musical pioneer, author, and inspiration to everyone from Jack White to Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn has pushed every boundary in music and is the definition of a legend. We are honored to present this award to her.”

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