Loretta Lynn, 86, releases video from new album and says she 'ain't going nowhere'
Loretta Lynn had to take a break from performing when she suffered a medical setback and is back with a bang and a song in heart!
The 86-year-old singer proved that she is not ready to leave the industry just yet and her latest album is described as her most personal project to date.
Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. Her latest music video, "Ain't No Time To Go" can be seen below.
The acclaimed singer said in a statement that she has no plans to retire any time soon. Lynn added:
“I been here all along and I ain’t going nowhere.”
My new record means so much to me, but this last year I had to focus on my health and I decided to hold up the release. I’m feelin’ good and look forward to it comin’ out.— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) August 22, 2018
Take a listen to the first song and get ready for the album comin’ on 9/28 https://t.co/dXYduYWZUR pic.twitter.com/lkeOzDuewr
The album was initially set to be released a year ago, but production had to be postponed after Lynn had a stroke sixteen months ago.
She was performing at her 85th birthday bash at the time and had to be hospitalized. She had to postpone several other performances and concerts.
Lynn was paralyzed on one side of her body and had to use a walker, but that she made remarkable progress throughout the months.
The stroke forced her to take a much-needed break from her career, and she used the time to recover and rest.
Her doctors predicted a full recovery and fans followed her recuperation with great interest. They were delighted to see the singer getting stronger every day.
#FirstListen: On 'Wouldn't It Be Great,' Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) draws on her back story with a mixture of saltiness, sentimentality and wit that gives it heart and resonance. https://t.co/FZflMWNJfw pic.twitter.com/uEstpiT0Ju— NPR Music (@nprmusic) September 20, 2018
Lynn, also known as the Coal Miner’s Daughter and the First Lady of Country Music, started performing in the 1950’s by singing in local clubs with her band, the Trailblazers.
She signed her first contract in 1960 with United Western Recorders and toured the country to release her first album. Within two short years, she was already known as the number one female country singer.
Lynn released a Christmas album in 2016, her first in nearly five decades and "Wouldn't It Be Great" is her 41st album.
I loved writing this song, “Ain’t No Time to Go” with my daughter Patsy about not wanting to let go of those you love. It took on new meaning after my stroke. I wasn’t ready to go and still got a lot of living to do! You can watch the video on @CMT! https://t.co/gdiwBUyXQh pic.twitter.com/Anejb7DrWU— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) September 26, 2018
She collaborated with John Carter Cash and her daughter Patsy Lynn Russel, and the album was recorded in Tennessee.
It features 13 tracks, including the "The Coalminer's Daughter," "Don't Come Home a' Drinking," and "I'm Dying for Someone to Live For."
The last song in particular addresses the heartbreak of outliving her husband and two of her children, Betty Sue Lynn and Jack Benny Lynn.
"Wouldn't It Be Great" will be released on Friday, September 28.