Loretta Lynn Signs New Multi-Album Deal
Loretta Lynn is set to release her first new music in a decade. The country legend has announced a new multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings.
Legacy is the catalog branch of Sony Music, and while their releases usually comprise of greatest hits, they've also had great success in recent years with original new albums from Willie Nelson. According to Rolling Stone, Lynn's upcoming albums will be new material that she has been writing and recording since 2007, focusing on new songs, as well as new recordings of some country classics and even new renditions of her own classic catalog.
The collections will also include gospel and Appalachian folk songs that Lynn learned from her mother while growing up in Kentucky. A press release says the new tracks will be "intimate new performances, the way they might've sounded growing up in the 1930s and Forties in Butcher Hollow."
Lynn's daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, co-produced the sessions with Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash. Lynn has reportedly cut more than 90 new songs for the upcoming projects. The first batch of those songs is slated to drop sometime in 2015.
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