It’s been over 10 years since country icon Loretta Lynn has released a full studio album. Well, hold onto your boots because it looks like she’s rolling out a new record with all the bells and whistles.
Born in 1932 in Kentucky, Lynn has always been an outspoken, sassy and controversial music icon. She has released dozens of acclaimed albums over her nearly six-decade career. It all started with that first single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” back in 1960.
The new album, titled Full Circle, takes her back to those mountain song roots that first made her famous. In an album preview video, Lynn says, “I love mountain songs cause that’s all I ever sang.”
The record also promises a duet with fellow icon Willie Nelson, which ought to lend plenty more mountain standards. While we wait for all of this country music gold to come out, Lynn is giving us a little taste of her powerfully rooted music.
She has released the first track off of Full Circle. Entitled “Everything it Takes,” it features Elvis Costello and Lynn’s mesmerizing vocals. The ballad gives us a taste of classic country melancholy while her voice soars over guitar and strings.
At 83, it sounds like she is still ready to belt it out.
The new album is due out on Mar. 4, alongside a PBS special documentary, American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl.