Loretta Lynn has released a new single for her upcoming album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great.” The album was going to be released last year but was put on hold due to Loretta suffering a stroke. The new release date is unknown, but the album can be pre-ordered here.
This song is impressive and shows how great Loretta still is after all of these years. We can still hear the Loretta we met with “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” because the songwriter style is familiar, but now we can hear how her voice has changed. Like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and good homemade wine, Loretta’s voice only gets better with age. Watch the video below and listen to her latest song, “Wouldn’t It Be Great.”
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s just released a new song and lyrical music video from their upcoming album, “Hard Times And White Lines,” which is to be released on October 26th. The song is titled, “Honky Tonk Hell” and can be streamed on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and Whitey Morgan’s website. Listen to the song with they lyrical video below.
It is always great to watch live performances, but performances with Hank Williams Sr. are extra special because they are rare. Hank Sr. died young but in those short years he gave us more music than any present artist has in the same timeline. What would Hank have been like if he lived longer? Would the star burn out, reinvent himself, or retire from the business? From what we know of Hank Sr, he certainly would not retire.
It is finally the end of the work week for many Mudcat listeners and the beginning for those weekend workers. Travis Tritt is a great reminder as to why we wake up every morning and be the best that we can be. In these sad days in country music, good songs like this one, that put you in the mood of something wonderful, are rare. Give a listen to “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive” below.