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Mar
23

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Loretta Lynn Releases ‘Lay Me Down’ Music Video With Willie Nelson

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The new music video for “Lay Me Down”—a duet from Loretta Lynn’s new album, FULL CIRCLE, sung with Willie Nelson—reunites two of music’s greatest living legends on stage for the first time in more than 30 years. The video was released today and is available below.

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Mar
17

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Loretta Lynn ‘Full Circle’ – Album Review

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When I first heard that Miss Loretta Lynn was releasing a brand new record, I was ecstatic. I was fortunate enough to grow up with parents who exposed me to classic country music. My mother adored Loretta and Conway, along with Tammy, George, and the others, but she loved Loretta the best, and that love has been passed down to me. I use to fall asleep listening to Loretta’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Here In Topeka”, and “Fist City”. I’m not the only one who grew up idolizing Miss Loretta; the country music legend has been an inspiration and an idol to many artists, from multiple generations, including Miranda Lambert. Loretta paved the way in country music for females. She was the one who took the risks and kicked in the doors, and blazed the trail for the rest to follow.  I know that the title of “Queen of Country Music” has been thrown around so many times, people giving the title to everyone from Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire to Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, but we all know that Loretta is the real reigning Queen of Country Music, as she was the first.

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Feb
19

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Loretta Lynn ‘Everything It Takes’ (Ft. Elvis Costello) – Single Review

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Ah the sweet, sweet sound of a steel guitar, don’t you just love it? I don’t know about you, but when I hear the beautiful cry of the steel guitar, it acts as a time machine transporting me back to the golden age of country music, to a simpler time. I was lucky enough to have been exposed to classic country music at a young age, so I grew up listening to Miss Loretta Lynn, among others. My mother is a huge fan of Miss Loretta and passed down that love to me. One of the first albums I owned was one of Loretta’s greatest hits albums. I would fall asleep to the tunes of “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Here In Topeka”, and “Woman of the World”. So obviously I was excited when Loretta announced that she had a brand new album due out in March.

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Nov
11

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Loretta Lynn Announces New Album ‘Full Circle’ Due March 4

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Legacy Recordings will release FULL CIRCLE, the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn, on March 4, 2016.  Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, FULL CIRCLE takes listeners on a journey through Loretta’s musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project.  Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn’s 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. FULL CIRCLE is available for pre-order now at Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/ll_fc_amzncd.
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May
16

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For The Country Reader: A Round-up of Country Music-Themed Reads

I recently had a discussion about country music themed books. Someone was lamenting that there were very few out there, but this person was sadly mistaken. There’s a plethora of great country music themed reads out there and I’ve decided to introduce you to a few of them. The following are a handful of books written about/by a variety of artists, from legends to newer artists. I hope you find these reads as enjoyable as I did.

From this Moment On

From this Moment On by Shania Twain

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Dec
25

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George, Tammy, Buddy and Jim & The Gifts of Christmas

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I was trying to get in the Christmas spirit and it really only took one song. When Tammy Wynette began singing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” from Christmas With Tammy I felt like the holidays were here.

It came at the end of Buddy and Jim’s wonderful Christmas Special on SiriusXM Outlaw Country radio. The show, co-hosted by Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, wouldn’t have been complete without Wynette and the great George Jones. We got to hear country’s greatest couple sing Jones’ campy self-penned “A New Baby For Christmas” and the great writer Dallas Frazier’s Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

The timelessness of the first two tracks from the Jones and Wynette compilation The Classic Christmas Album is a must for any Christmas season. But the holiday treats didn’t stop there.

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Nov
18

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Kacey and Angaleena’s Moment To Remember: Loretta Lynn’s Lifetime Achievement Award To Be Shown 11/22 On Austin City Limits

Kacey Musgraves & Angaleena Presley Present Loretta Lynn’s Lifetime Achievement Award For Songwriting At The Americana Music Awards

Kacey Musgraves and Angaleena Presley had been standing onstage at the Ryman Auditorium for just a few minutes when Musgraves seemed to go off script.

“The truth is, we might both cry giving out this award,” she admitted, her voice starting to crack.

The occasion was presenting the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award For Songwriting to Loretta Lynn during the 13th Annual Americana Music Awards. This week we get to see it as part of one-hour program airing on PBS’ Austin City Limits November 22.

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Nov
6

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American Music Icon Loretta Lynn Signs New Multi-Album Deal with Legacy Recordings/Sony

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Artist’s First New Music Since 2004, Produced by Patsy L Russell and John Carter Cash, Slated for 2015 Release

Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, has inked an historic multi-album deal with American music legend Loretta Lynn.  The new agreement covers several albums of new material, produced by Patsy L Russell and John Carter Cash, recorded over the past seven years at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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