Loretta Lynn has kept quiet since she experienced a minor fall prior to Labor Day weekend. She was scheduled to perform at festivities at her ranch that weekend, but revealed she was unable to as a result of her injuries.
On September 7, Lynn’s team announced on her website that a doctor had ordered her to postpone all of her scheduled performances so that she could take time to recover. They also revealed that she would have to undergo a minor surgery, but that her injuries are not serious.
After that announcement, fans didn’t hear anything from or about Lynn until September 16, when she had a surprising announcement to share. She revealed that she had plans in place to do something she hasn’t done since 1966.
Any guesses? We’ll give you a hint…Lynn’s announcement was quite festive. That’s right, Lynn is releasing her first Christmas album in 50 years!
The new album, called White Christmas Blue, will make its debut on October 7, according to a press release. The title track is a new tune, written by Lynn and hit Nashville songwriter Shawn Camp, who also plays acoustic guitar and provides backing vocals on the track.
Music Row reports that 11 other tracks are on the album in addition to “White Christmas Blue,” including two new compositions of Lynn’s original holiday tunes, “Country Christmas” and “To Heck With Ole Santa Claus,” which originally appeared on her 1966 album, Country Christmas. Some of the other tracks on the album include beloved Christmas classics such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night.”
The album was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Nashville, and is co-produced by John Carter Cash and Lynn’s daughter, Patsy, who both co-produced Lynn’s Top 10 country album, Full Circle.
We can’t wait to hear the songs on Lynn’s new Christmas album! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy listening to one of the songs from her 1966 album, Country Christmas.