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Loretta Lynn works on two CDs

Monday, January 12, 2009 – Loretta Lynn is working on two musical projects for release this year, the follow-ups to her 2004 acclaimed CD "Van Lear Rose," according to Billboard.

Lynn is recording new material for a possible late spring release. The songs will be in Lynn's traditional country style and concern modern issues. "(A friend) told me: 'Loretta, don't quit writing, because if you do, no one in Nashville is writing songs,'" Lynn said. "I write about what's happening today and how I feel."

Lynn also is planning a disc of re-recorded versions of her number one hits from the past 40 years. John Carter Cash is producing the release, which could be out this summer. Lynn told Billboard that the idea for that album developed from her live performances where crowds want to hear old songs, such as Dear Uncle Sam. "I want to make sure that they get all the old No. 1 hits over the years," she said. "They holler for them."

Lynn's children and grandchildren typically come on stage for live performances and also helped in the studio.

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