|Wouldn't It Be Great|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 28, 2018|
|Loretta Lynn chronology|
|Singles from Wouldn't It Be Great|
Wouldn't It Be Great is the forty-fifth solo studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released by Sony Legacy on September 28, 2018. The album is produced by Lynn's daughter Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
The album is the third in a planned series of five albums recorded at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, following 2016's Full Circle and White Christmas Blue. The album is a mixture of new songs and new versions of songs Lynn has previously recorded.
The album was originally scheduled to be released on August 18, 2017. On July 12, 2017, it was announced that the release date was being postponed until 2018 and all remaining tour dates for 2017 were being cancelled while Lynn recovered from the stroke she suffered in May 2017. Lynn stated that she wished to postpone the release date "because this record is so special for me. It deserves me at my best."
Crystal Gayle, Lynn's sister, revealed in an Instagram post on January 8, 2018, that Lynn had fallen in her home on New Year's Day and fractured her hip. This news meant continued delays for the album, which had been rumored to be scheduled for a spring release.
Lynn revealed in a Facebook post on July 11, 2018, that she had returned to work, shooting a music video for the album on July 10 at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
On August 22, 2018, Lynn announced that the album would be released on September 28, 2018, saying, "Before my stroke last year I had been working hard on a new album and was so excited about it. This new record means so much to me, but this last year I had to focus on my health and decided to hold up the release. It's been a tough year, but I'm feelin' good now and look forward to it comin' out. It was really important to me to be a part of it being released and I'm excited to celebrate it with y'all. I hope y'all love it."
Six songs from the album are new versions of songs previously recorded by Lynn:
The album's lead single, "Wouldn't It Be Great?", was released on August 22, 2018, along with the album's pre-order.
"Ain't No Time to Go" was released as the album's third single on September 26, 2018. The single's music video, directed by Dave McClister, premiered the same day on CMT's website and was later uploaded to Lynn's official Vevo channel.
Wouldn't It Be Great debuted and peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart dated October 13, 2018, based on 9,000 equivalent album units. It sold a further 3,200 copies the following week and charted at No. 43. The album also charted on the US Billboard 200 chart at No. 78 and the US Billboard Top Americana/Folk Albums chart at No. 2. The album has sold 26,000 copies in the United States as of April 2019.
|1.||"Wouldn't It Be Great?"||Loretta Lynn||3:24|
|3.||"I'm Dying for Someone to Live For"||2:30|
|4.||"Another Bridge to Burn"||3:47|
|5.||"Ain't No Time to Go"||2:31|
|6.||"God Makes No Mistakes"||Lynn||3:00|
|7.||"These Ole Blues"||2:52|
|8.||"My Angel Mother"||Lynn||1:56|
|9.||"Don't Come Home a Drinkin'"||2:12|
|10.||"The Big Man"||2:45|
|11.||"Lulie Vars"||Traditional, arr. by Lynn||2:49|
|13.||"Coal Miner's Daughter"||Lynn||3:11|
Adapted from the album liner notes.
|US Billboard 200||78|
|US Top Country Albums (Billboard)||8|
|US Top Americana/Folk Albums (Billboard)||2|