Loretta Lynn’s First New Studio Album in 12 Years Released!
We had missed her so! The currently 83 year old American music idol has finally come back with a new album titled Full Circle. Released on March 4th, the extremely talented singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn has given us a glimpse into her soul with some pretty philosophical lyrics, such as “Who’s gonna miss me when I’m gone?” It is a stellar soundtrack of new songs and some remastered oldies, effectively stating to the world that no matter how old the gorgeous songstress gets, Lynn sees no reason to ever stop doing what she loves… and the world sing along with her.
This is the first album Lynn has released since Van Lear Rose, recorded in 2004 with Jack White, and it includes 14 tracks co-produced by the son of Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, a man whose diapers she had changed back in the day. Opening with her very first song called “Whispering Sea” that has been redone to match the tone of Full Circle, the album highlights her decades-long career to include the songs “My Secret Love” and “Black Jack David” in her remarkably lucid voice, while also bringing in the bittersweet notes of “Always on my Mind” a great Elvis cover.
The woman is tough as nails; but that is what she has had to be over the years to survive multiple deaths in the family, a violent husband and everything else life had to throw at her. The self-dubbed “coal miner’s daughter” has had her life come full circle it appears, having spent over 60 years working on her music and giving the world a story of heartache and survival, while advising fans on truly living life. With over 200 songs and 50 different albums on her extensive resume, we can effectively say that Loretta Lynn is the golden lady of the American music industry, the one who treads where no artist dares go. Hey, if hearing a remake of her iconic “Fist City” is not enough to make you covet this album, you have been deprived of some of the best lyrics in town!
As for the secret to her success, Lynn confesses that she views herself as hard working and many of the modern artists generally as lazy… definitely an intriguing way to see the world of country music or any form of artistic expression today. With a love for Miranda Lambert and encouraging words for Taylor Swift, a not-so-doubtful view on Trump’s presidency, and a stellar recognition from current President Barack Obama, the “record setting Queen of Country Music” certainly still reigns supreme. Along with this amazing new album, the whole of the country is celebrating her life and career with the PBS documentary, The American Masters—Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. Keep singing woman, you are an honest inspiration to us all!