Loretta Lynn Announces New Album ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’

By Abby Hassler

The queen of country music, Loretta Lynn, will release a new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, August 18.

Described as being one of the most personal records of her iconic career, the singer wrote or co-wrote every song on the upcoming album. Wouldn’t It Be Great features brand new singles, “Ruby’s Stool,” “Ain’t No Time To Go,” “I’m Dying For Someone To Live For,” along with newly recorded versions of classic hits.

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“I think you try to do better with every record you put out,” Loretta says of Wouldn’t It Be Great. “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 nearly 85-year-old singer will kick off her 2017 concert tour at the Ryman Auditorium April 14 to celebrate her birthday. 

The complete tracklist for Wouldn’t It Be Great below.

  1. Wouldn’t It Be Great 
  2. Ruby’s Stool
  3. I’m Dying for Someone to Live For
  4. Another Bridge to Burn
  5. Ain’t No Time to Go
  6. God Makes No Mistakes
  7. These Ole Blues
  8. My Angel Mother
  9. Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’
  10. The Big Man
  11. Lulie Vars
  12. Darkest Day
  13. Coal Miner’s Daughter

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