Still Country

Still Country

by Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn


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For her first solo release in a dozen years, Loretta Lynn did everything right and wound up with the finest album of her near-40-year recording career. The songs, by a host of top-flight writers including producer Randy Scruggs, Matraca Berg, John Prine, Donnie Fritts, and Larry Cordle -- not to mention Lynn herself -- offer ample opportunity for the artist to showcase her ever-richer interpretive skills. Deep feelings of loss and longing inform the album opener, Scruggs's "On My Own Again," a song that's particularly resonant in light of the 1998 death of the artist's beloved husband, Mooney -- a devastating blow that Loretta explores in the heartbreaking, self-penned "I Can't Hear the Music." "Working Girl," written by Scruggs and Berg, offers a pointed bit of topical commentary about the disenfranchisement of the older woman in a world of Christinas, Britneys, and LeAnns; and there's some double-entendre fun in Cordle's "Country in My Genes." Producer Scruggs keeps the sound and instrumentation spare and rustic, with occasional discreet pop flourishes pushing the arrangements forward.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2000
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0684038811922
catalogNumber: 8119
Rank: 64438

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loretta Lynn   Primary Artist,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Matraca Berg   Background Vocals
Steve Gibson   Electric Guitar
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
John Hobbs   Synthesizer,Mandolin,Piano
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
Lloyd Maines   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Ron Reynolds   Percussion
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,12-string Guitar
Glenn Worf   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Chris Young   Background Vocals
Carolyn Dawn Johnson   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals
Curits Young   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Randy Scruggs   Producer,Audio Production

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