Country music veteran and long time Christian Loretta Lynn has been admitted into a hospital in Nashville on May the 4th. She had suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Lynn is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.
Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed. For information on when shows will be rescheduled, fans are encouraged to visit LorettaLynn.com.
Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) will release Wouldn't It Be Great, the new studio album from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on Friday, August 18. One of the most deeply personal albums of her career, Wouldn't It Be Great is comprised entirely of songs written (or co-written) by Loretta, premiering new compositions nestled alongside select soulful reinterpretations of enduring classics from her catalog.
Like its predecessor, the critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Full Circle (released March 2016), Wouldn't It Be Great was mainly recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with producers Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.
2017 is shaping up as a banner year in the life and career of Loretta Lynn, an American music legend who turns 85 on April 14th. The fabled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has slated two celebratory birthday shows on April 14 and April 15, which are both sold out.
Loretta will revisit the Ryman Auditorium again on August 25th and 26th. Each pair of tickets purchased for these shows will include a copy of the new album, Wouldn't It Be Great. For more information, please visit www.ryman.com.
As part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is mounting a major exhibition-opening August 25, 2017-focused on the life, art and music of Loretta Lynn. "I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017...gonna show off my 50 some odd years in country music!," said Loretta. "They best have a big space...I have a lot of stuff! I'm so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame. Y'all come see us!" The exhibit is scheduled to run through June 2018.
Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great
Wouldn't It Be Great - (Loretta Lynn)
Ruby's Stool - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
I'm Dying for Someone to Live For - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Another Bridge to Burn - (Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon)
Ain't No Time to Go - (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
God Makes No Mistakes - (Loretta Lynn)
These Ole Blues (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
My Angel Mother - (Loretta Lynn)
Don't Come Home a Drinkin' - (Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)
The Big Man - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
Lulie Vars - (Traditional, arrangement by Loretta Lynn)
Darkest Day - (Loretta Lynn)
Coal Miner's Daughter - (Loretta Lynn)