Listen to a new Loretta Lynn song featuring Elvis Costello
Loretta Lynn | photo by Pete Troshak for WXPN

The last studio album we got from country music legend Loretta Lynn was almost 12 years ago, the Jack White produced, critically acclaimed Van Lear Rose. Her new album, out on March 4th on Legacy Recordings, Full Circle was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Lynn’s musical career now spans an amazing near sixty years, and at 83, she sounds as powerful as ever on her new album, a collection of newly recorded versions of some of her previous work, Appalachian folk songs, and collaborations with Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello.

About her collaboration with Costello, a new song called “Everything It Takes,” she told Rolling Stone:

“I wrote ‘Everything It Takes’ real fast,” Lynn says. “I probably wrote it in 30 minutes. Sometimes I can write a song real fast, and sometimes it’ll take me two, three days. And I get so aggravated that I’ll probably lay it down and go back to it later. But that song came easy. I’ll come up with the title first and, when I come up with the title, I always know I got a good title.”

“Everything It Takes” is a stone cold classic Loretta Lynn song, co-written with Todd Snider. It’s a lilting traditional tune anchored by some very tasty petal steel guitar, fiddle, and rich honky tonk piano flourishes. It’s also got a great lyric: “She’s got everything it takes/to take everything you got.”

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