Lynn wonders "Wouldn't It Be Great"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
– The latest Volume of Loretta's Cash Cabin Sessions, "Wouldn't It Be Great," will be out Aug. 18 on Sony Legacy.
The set was produced by Lynn's daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and John Carter Cash. The set includes new songs and re-recordings of classics including "Coal Miner's Daughter." Lynn, who turns 85 on Friday, wrote or co-wrote every song.
The new release follows on the heels of "Full Circle," which dropped in March 2016. Tht was her first release of new material in more than a decade.
"Wouldn't It Be Great" debuts new songs -"Ruby's Stool," "Ain't No Time To Go," "I'm Dying For Someone To Live For"- alongside newly recorded renditions of recent compositions ("God Makes No Mistakes," from Lynn's 2004 Grammy-winning Jack White-produced "Van Lear Rose") and classics like "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)," her first of 16 career number1 country singles.
"I think you try to do better with every record you put out," Lynn said. "It's just everyday living--and everybody wants to know, 'Well, what is it about your songs that people like?' I think you've got to tell your stories. I just think it hits everybody, you know, the songs."
The track list is:
1. Wouldn't It Be Great - (Loretta Lynn)
2. Ruby's Stool - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
3. I'm Dying for Someone to Live For - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
4. Another Bridge to Burn - (Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon)
5. Ain't No Time to Go - (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
6. God Makes No Mistakes - (Loretta Lynn)
7. These Ole Blues (Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell)
8. My Angel Mother - (Loretta Lynn)
9. Don't Come Home a Drinkin' - (Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)
10. The Big Man - (Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp)
11. Lulie Vars - (Traditional, arrangement by Loretta Lynn)
12. Darkest Day - (Loretta Lynn)
13. Coal Miner's Daughter - (Loretta Lynn)
Upcoming concerts are:
April 14-15 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN Sold Out
April 21 Tilles Center Concert Hall Brookville, NY
April 22 The Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
May 5 Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
May 6 Alabama Theater North Myrtle Beach, SC
May 12 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
May 13 Beacon Theatre Richmond, VA
May 27 Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
June 9 Packard Music Hall Warren, OH
June 10 Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Mt. Pleasant, MI
June 23 The Joint at Hard Rock Tulsa, OK
June 24 Sugar Creek Casino Hinton, OK
July 1 Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
July 7 Hoyt Sherman Place Des Moines, IA
July 8 Washington Pavilion Sioux Falls, SD
July 22 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Welch, MN
Aug. 25 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN**
Aug. 26 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN**
Sept. 2 Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
Sept. 8 Rialto Square Theatre Joliet, IL
Sept. 9 Shipshewana Event Center Shipshewana, IN
Sept. 23 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC
Oct. 14-15 Andy Williams Theatre Branson, MO
Oct. 27 Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 28 Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, NY
Nov. 3 The Mahaffey Theater Saint Petersburg, FL
Nov. 4 Broward Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nov. 18 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Mount Vernon, KY
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