Today, January 4th, is the 50th anniversary of Loretta Lynn‘s breakthrough album Coal Miner’s Daughter. To celebrate, she’s announced her new full-length, Still Woman Enough, as well as shared a fresh take on an old favorite, “Coal Miner’s Daughter (Recitation)”.
Per USA Today, Still Woman Enough arrives March 19th via Legacy Recordings. The LP comes with 13 songs that span originals, covers of American standards, and updated looks at Lynn’s storied discography.
The title track references her 1966 single “You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)”. It was written by Lynn and her daughter Patsy Lynn Russell, and features vocals from fellow country heavyweights Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood. As if that weren’t enough, Margo Price hops on a cover of Shel Silverstein’s 1971 song “One’s on the Way”, and Tanya Tucker closes the album with “You Ain’t Woman Enough”.
In a statement, Lynn spoke about the sorority of women in country music and her own place in musical history. She said,
“I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together. It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
“Coal Miner’s Daughter (Recitation)” comes with a music video appropriate for this autobiographical song. Lynn speaks the lyrics with a sad smile on her face while sitting in an old house or examining black-and-white photographs. Check out that, as well as the album artwork and tracklist, after the jump.
Earlier this year, Lynn made waves when she declared that country music is “dead” as a result of pop crossover.
Still Woman Enough Tracklist:
Still Woman Enough Tracklist
01. Still Woman Enough (feat. Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood)
02. Keep on the Sunny Side
03. Honky Tonk Girl
04. I Don’t Feel at Home Any More
05. Old Kentucky Home
06. Coal Miner’s Daughter Recitation
07. One’s on the Way (feat. Margo Price)
08. I Wanna Be Free
09. Where No One Stands Alone
10. I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
11. I Saw the Light
12. My Love
13. You Ain’t Woman Enough (feat. Tanya Tucker)