Loretta Lynn cancels 2017 concerts and postpones release of new album ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’

Loretta Lynn cancels all her 2017 concerts and postpones release of 41st studio album ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great

After suffering a stroke in May, country music icon Loretta Lynn has just announced she is canceling her planned 2017 concerts and is postponing the release of her new album Wouldn’t It Be Great until 2018. The album was originally due to be released on August 18th this year.

The 85-year-old country singer released a statement yesterday saying:

Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support. I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day! My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you. My new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, was originally scheduled to come in August this year.

I now want to wait to release it next year because this record is so special for me. It deserves me at my best and I can’t wait to share it. I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me. I am getting stronger every day and can’t wait to get back out there with all of you. I’m just letting everybody know that Willie ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!

Wouldn’t It Be Great is the 41st studio album Lynn has released, as astounding as that sounds. It includes both new tracks and remixes of old songs including God Makes No Mistakes, Darkest Day and Coal Miner’s Daughter.

And, of course, with a likely strenuous schedule of promotional appearances to support the release of her album that would be challenging for any artist, Loretta Lynn postponing it until next year makes perfect sense.

Although Wouldn’t It Be Great‘s release date has been postponed, you can still pre-order it on most of the major music sites.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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