Loretta Lynn to Release First Album in More Than a Decade
The legendary Loretta Lynn is back in a big way, ready to release her first new album in more than 10 years. The record, titled Full Circle, is slated to release March 4, 2016, and features guest vocals from Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson.
Full Circle is Lynn’s first of a multi-album deal with Sony Legacy Recordings, recorded at the Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tenn., and produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash. Some of the tunes are folk and gospel songs, reminiscent of the singer’s Appalachian upbringing, some are new takes on classic Lynn hits or country standards, and some are brand new. The record will be the first in a series of Cash Cabin volumes created at the studio. A complete track listing is below.
Lynn’s most recent album was released in 2004 with rocker and producer Jack White, titled Van Lear Rose. It earned both artists five Grammy nominations, of which they won two.
The new album will be released simultaneously with a new documentary about Lynn’s life and career, Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, which will air on PBS. The album is now available for preorder via Amazon.
At 82, Lynn stays busy, having been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame in June 2015, as well as earning a star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville alongside White. The duo also sang the tune “Portland, Oregon” from Van Lear Rose together at White’s concert, for which she was the opening act, in Nashville in January, where White dubbed her the “greatest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century."
Loretta Lynn, Full Circle Track Listing:
1. “Whispering Sea (Introduction)”
2. “Whispering Sea”
3. “Secret Love”
4. “Who’s Gonna Miss Me?”
5. “Black Jack David”
6. “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”
7. “Always on My Mind”
8. “Wine Into Water”
9. “In the Pines”
10. “Band of Gold”
11. “Fist City”
12. “I Never Will Marry”
13. “Everything It Takes” (featuring Elvis Costello)
14. “Lay Me Down” (featuring Willie Nelson)
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