Loretta Lynn secures new record deal
Country music legend Loretta Lynn has signed a deal with Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment. The new agreement covers several albums of new material, produced by her daughter Patsy L Russell and John Carter Cash, recorded over the past seven years at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The first album to be released as part of the new deal is slated for early 2015. It will be Lynn's first collection of new recordings since Van Lear Rose, her 2004 collaboration with Jack White, which took home a pair of Grammys including Best Country Album of the Year.
Since 2007, Lynn, Russell and Carter Cash have been working together at the Cash Cabin Studio on a project that travels back and explores Loretta's musical history, 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 written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's new recordings capture the essence of these songs, the way they might've sounded growing up in the 1930's and 40's in Butchers Hollow, Kentucky.