Loretta Lynn - Full Circle

If you were 83 years old and had released close to sixty studio albums over a fifty-year career, you’d think it might be time to call it a day. That’s not the case for country music icon and long-time Epiphone fan Loretta Lynn, who’s set to release her first new album since 2004’s Jack White-produced Van Lear Rose this March.

The new album, titled Full Circle, features a mix of reworked Lynn classics like ‘Fist City’ and ‘Whispering Sea’ as well as new songs written specifically for the album, produced by Lynn’s daughter Pasty Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash. Recorded 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”. Full Circle also features duets with Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello.

The release of the album will coincide with the airing of a new PBS documentary titled American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. The documentary about Lynn’s life and career will feature interviews and tributes from Jack White, Miranda Lambert, Sissy Spacek (who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Lynn in the 1980 biographical film Coal Miners Daughter), Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.

Loretta Lynn’s Full Circle releases on March 4. Listen to the track ‘Who’s Gonna Miss Me’ here.