Loretta Lynn has announced her 50th (!) album, Still Woman Enough, with a new rendition of her signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Originally released in 1970, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” tells the story of Lynn’s hardscrabble, working class upbringing in Kentucky. In 1980, Sissy Spacek recorded a version of the country classic for the famed Lynn biopic of the same title. As its title suggests, this new version strips down the instrumentation and the melodicism, with Lynn delivering a warm, poignant recitation of her signature lyrics.
The new recording joins covers of Hank Williams’ “I Saw the Light” and the Carter Family’s warm classic “Keep on the Sunny Side” on Still Woman Enough. There will also be original songs starring the likes of Margo Price, Tanya Tucker, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood—marking the album as a celebration the female voices that have helped shape modern country music.
“I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album,” Lynn shared in a statement. “We girl singers gotta stick together. It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
Still Woman Enough is set to arrive on March 19. Watch the video for “Coal Miner’s Daughter (Recitation)” below: