Loretta Lynn to Release New Album, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’
‘Wouldn’t it be great’ to get new Loretta Lynn music? Well, we think so and apparently so does Lynn herself! The singer, who turns 85 on April 14, will release a brand new album to fans this summer.
Recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN, the 13-song project, entitled Wouldn’t It Be Great, will feature songs all written or co-written by Lynn. The album will feature several new songs, as well as reinterpretations of classic tunes from the Kentucky native’s catalog.
“I think you try to do better with every record you put out,” Lynn says in a press release. “It’s just everyday living — and everybody wants to know, ‘Well, what is it about your songs that people like?’ I think you’ve got to tell your stories. I just think it hits everybody, you know, the songs.”
The album is the latest in Lynn’s Cash Cabin Sessions series, and features producing credits from John Carter Cash, who happens to be Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash’s son, and Lynn’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell. The first record from her Cash Cabin Sessions series was 2016’s Full Circle, which also marked Lynn’s first album in 12 years.
Lynn will celebrate her latest project with a series of concert dates in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The first weekend run will take place on Lynn’s birthday, April 14, and April 15. The second run of shows is slated for August 25 and 26.
Fans can now pre-order Wouldn’t It Be Great before its August 18 release.
Wouldn’t It Be Great Track Listing:
Wouldn’t It Be Great – (Loretta Lynn)
Ruby’s Stool – (Lynn, Shawn Camp)
I’m Dying for Someone to Live For – (Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Another Bridge to Burn – (Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon)
Ain’t No Time to Go – (Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
God Makes No Mistakes – (Lynn)
These Ole Blues (Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
My Angel Mother — (Lynn)
Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ – (Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)
The Big Man – (Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Lulie Vars – (Traditional, arrangement by Loretta Lynn)
Darkest Day – (Lynn)
Coal Miner’s Daughter – (Lynn)