Lynn goes "Full Circle" with new music
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
– Loretta Lynn will release her first album of new material in more than 10 years in late March, Sony Legacy announced today.
"Full Circle" will be out on March 4, 2016. Produced by her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn., "Full Circle" takes listeners on a journey through Lynn's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project.
This is Lynn's first disc since "Van Lear Rose," her 2004 collaboration with Jack White, which won two Grammys, including Best Country Album of the Year
On the upcoming release, Lynn, 83, duets with Willie Nelson on "Lay Me Down." "Everything It Takes," features guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Lynn ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City" are included.
The album also traditional Appalachian songs from Lynn's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry."
Fans will also have an opportunity to watch a new documentary about Lynn's life, "American Masters - Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl," which premieres nationwide Friday, March 4, 2016 on PBS
Whispering Sea (Introduction)
Who's Gonna Miss Me?
Black Jack David
Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
Always On My Mind
Wine Into Water
In The Pines
Band Of Gold
I Never Will Marry
Everything It Takes (featuring Elvis Costello)
Lay Me Down (featuring Willie Nelson)
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