The Coal Miner Daughter finally confirmed the release of her most awaited album Wouldn’t it be Great. After all the uncertainties surrounding Loretta Lynn’s latest album will be released on September 28, 2018. The announcement made her country fans excited upon hearing new tracks from her. Also, the veteran singer shared the story of the album’s title track during her interview on Wednesday, August 21. She explained that her almost 50-year marriage to Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn inspired the creation of the song.
Patsy Lynn Russell, Loretta’s daughter, and John Carter Cash, the only child of Johnny and June Carter Cash, headed the production of the album. The Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, Tennessee served as the album’s recording studio. Lynn is said to have recorded 90 songs at Cash Cabin over the last few years in preparation of the regular releases from Sony Legacy.
Wouldn’t it be Great was originally scheduled to be released on August 18, 2017, via Sony’s Legacy Recordings. Unfortunately, Lynn suffered from a mild stroke on May 5, 2017. She decided to delay the release until she got well so she could help in the promotion. With her strong love for her fans, she made few public appearances including October 22nd during the induction ceremony for Alan Jackson at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lynn suffered from another health setback, on January 18, 2018, after falling and fracturing her hip. Strong as she is, she totally recovered and re-appeared at work on July 11.
Wouldn’t It Be Great, The Album
The album features 13 tracks written and co-written by Lynn herself. The album is a combination of new songs and re-recordings of some of her legendary cuts. Aside from the title track, new songs include “I’m Dying for Someone to Live For,” “Ruby’s Stool,” and “Ain’t No Time to Go.” For the classic remakes, the production chose Lynn’s signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’.”
Meanwhile, let’s once again reminisce Loretta Lynn’s most popular song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”