American artist Loretta Lynn has released a new album entitled Still Woman Enough. It has new material as well as new versions of classic hits. The themes are personal stories, love and empowerment.
The music is Country, a mix of old school and modern sounds. The old-school touch adds a nostalgic vibe to the album. The producers are Loretta Lynn’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash (the son of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash). The guitar and the banjo complement the record’s tone nicely. The new twists to Loretta Lynn’s classics, such as Still Woman Enough and Coal Miner’s Daughter, are bold and innovative. There’s a cozy feel when hearing the guitar and banjo, combined with the piano – it’s as though hearing the music at a small concert venue (not during a pandemic, of course).
Loretta Lynn’s voice is fantastic. She does an excellent job with the recitation of her famous hit, Coal Miner’s Daughter. There are incredible collaborations with other Country legends and talents. As is the case with the three following songs: Still Woman Enough (featuring Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood), One’s on the Way (featuring Margo Price), and You Ain’t Woman Enough (featuring Tanya Tucker).
The lyrics are remarkable and well-written. The new versions of the classic hits have the subject that is still relevant today. In some cases, the songs have a romantic sentiment to them. And other times, there’s a sense of women’s empowerment, such as the songs Still Woman Enough, Coal Miner’s Daughter, and You Ain’t Woman Enough. The album covers classic Country Music subject matters, including one’s hometown or home state and being in a tight-knit family. The words are rich in language and emotion. There’s an incredible depth to them. The stories are resonant with many, which makes the songs genuine and soulful.
The album Still Woman Enough is available.