Loretta Lynn’s ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ Album Gets Release Date

Loretta Lynn Wouldn’t It Be Great Album

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Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn's 'Wouldn’t It Be Great' album is set for release this fall! More details here.

Country music legend Loretta Lynn‘s highly-anticipated new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, will drop on Friday, September 28th. Originally set to be released in August 2017, this album was put on hold as Loretta worked through recovering from a stroke she suffered in May 2017.

Wouldn’t It Be Great communicates in song the hard truths and spiritual insights Loretta has gathered throughout her life and reflects the resilience that sustains her still. Comprised entirely of songs written (or co-written) by the icon, the album premieres new compositions alongside soulful reinterpretations of enduring classics from her catalog.

“This 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,” Loretta said in a new statement. “I’m feelin’ good and look forward to it comin’ out. It was really important to me to be a part of it being released and I’m excited to celebrate with everybody!”

Listen to the title track below!

This song is the last song Loretta wrote for her late husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn. “Well,” Loretta shared, “my husband liked to drink a lot and that’s where that song comes from… ‘Say you love me just one time, with a sober mind’… I always liked that song but I never liked to sing it around Doo.”

 “Wouldn’t It Be Great” Lyrics 

Wouldn’t it be fine if you could say you love me
Just one time with a sober mind?
Wouldn’t that be fine, now wouldn’t that be fine?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could love me first
And let the bottle wait?
Now wouldn’t that be great, now wouldn’t that be great?
Wouldn’t it be great, hey, hey, wouldn’t that be great?
Throw the old glass crutch away and watch it break
Wouldn’t it be great, hey, hey, wouldn’t that be great?
Lord, it’s for our sake, wouldn’t that be great?
In the name of love, what’s the man so great?
Keep thinking of what a man he was
In the name of love, in the name of love
Love went away when the sexy lace wouldn’t turn his face
The bottle took my place, love went to waste
Wouldn’t it be great, hey, hey, wouldn’t that be great?
Wouldn’t it be good? And I know
You could if you just would
Wouldn’t that be good? And you know you should
Wouldn’t it be great, hey, hey, wouldn’t that be great?

Wouldn’t It Be Great Album Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Wouldn’t It Be Great” Loretta Lynn
2. “Ruby’s Stool” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
3. “I’m Dying for Someone to Live For” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
4. “Another Bridge to Burn” Loretta Lynn, Lola Jean Dillon
5. “Ain’t No Time to Go” Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell
6. “God Makes No Mistakes” Loretta Lynn
7. “These Ole Blues” Loretta Lynn, Patsy Lynn Russell
8. “My Angel Mother” Loretta Lynn
9. “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'” Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells
10. “The Big Man” Loretta Lynn, Shawn Camp
11. “Lulie Vars” Traditional, arr. by Loretta Lynn
12. “Darkest Day” Loretta Lynn
13. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” Loretta Lynn

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