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Song Premiere: Alice Wallace Honors Linda Ronstadt With 'Long, Long Time' Cover

Alice Wallace pays tribute to living legend Linda Ronstadt with her cover of Ronstadt's 1970 heartbreaker "Long, Long Time."

Wallace, who released her critically-acclaimed album Into the Blue in 2019, says Ronstadt is one of her greatest musical inspirations.

"My parents had a lot of incredible singers playing in the house growing up - Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton - but Linda's voice was the one I could really hear myself in," Wallace tells Wide Open Country. "I think I found my own voice by listening and mimicking and studying the way she sang. And 'Long, Long Time' is not only one of the most beautifully composed songs I think I've ever heard, but it's the one that showcased her powerful voice in a way that just took my breath away, It was my favorite song of hers the first time I heard it."

Listen to "Long, Long Time" below.

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"Long, Long Time," written by Gary White, was recorded for Ronstadt's 1970 album Silk Purse. In 1971, the song earned Ronstadt a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance.

The single will be available for pre-order here on Feb. 14.

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Song Premiere: Alice Wallace Honors Linda Ronstadt With 'Long, Long Time' Cover