Legendary country music artist and known to all as the Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn, has once again delivered one of the best new albums of this year. She is absolutely one of the most beautiful voices to ever grace our airwaves. There can never be another Loretta.
Her latest release is “Wouldn’t It Be Great” and it is a true measure to the amazing voice and talent of the one and only Loretta Lynn. This new collection is set to be released September 28.
Comprised of songs written or co-written by Loretta and inspired by her love of life and spiritual foundation, it is a deeply personal collection. This album was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.
“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, “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!” ~Loretta Lynn~
Loretta began her career in the early 60’s when she signed her first recording contract. A natural born singer/songwriter Lynn taught herself to play guitar. Her voice is one of a kind and when you hear her sing, even if you are not a country music fan you will know exactly who she is. Not one to be pressured or swayed with controversy or critics she paved the way for so many other women in the industry and she did her own way, with her own music and no matter the topic she showed the “industry” she was here to stay. Her songs “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin” and “The Pill” held some controversy but never swayed her from being true to singing songs that were real and that people could relate to.
Her music and her life was featured in a hit movie called “Coal Miners Daughter” with the actress Sissy Spaceck playing the part of the lovely Loretta. The story tells of how she married at the young age of 13 and soon began growing a large family. By the age of 18 she had four children. Her husband Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn knew she was a star and supported her throughout her career.
“I thought everybody sang, because everybody up there in Butcher Holler did,” she recalls. “Everybody in my family sang. So I really didn’t understand until I left Butcher Holler that there were some people who couldn’t. ~Loretta Lynn~
Lynn’s career propelled her to instant stardom but it never changed her. She came from humble beginnings and her heart and music would do the same. She has traveled the world and performed for millions.
Her music is about real life, real people, and real emotions. She is a lady and a truly unbelievable artist. Her songs have brought so many people through hard times and good times and I’m sure they will continue to do so many years.
“Before I was singing, I cleaned house; I took in laundry; I picked berries. I worked seven days a week. I was a housewife and mother for 15 years before I was an entertainer. And it wasn’t like being a housewife today. It was doing hand laundry on a board and cooking on an old coal stove. I grew a garden and canned what I grew. That’s what’s real. I know how to survive.” ~Loretta Lynn~
Loretta Lynn has sold close to 50 million albums worldwide, she has garnered near 25 to 30 number one hit singles, and over 11 number one albums. She still tours when she can and fans from around the world welcome her everywhere she goes. She has released over 60 albums, written over 160 songs, and has won 3 Grammy Awards, 7 American Music Awards, 13 Academy of Country Music Awards and so many more. She was also the first woman in the country music industry to have her album “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin, With Lovin On Your Mind” to go certified gold in 1967.
Our “Blue Kentucky Girl” has one again graced us with a new hit collection and I know your gonna love it. “Wouldn’t It Be Great” is true traditional Loretta.
In May of 2017 Loretta suffered a stroke and several of her upcoming concerts had to be canceled. It was at that time that she also delayed the release of her new album featured here today. At the beginning of the year she had another slight set back and is now well on her way through recovery from a fall that broke her hip. Loretta is still the beautiful “Coal Miners Daughter” and forever will be.
Be sure to get your copy of “Wouldn’t It Be Great” and visit the sites below for concert information and how you can purchase your own copy.