The “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” who burst onto the country music scene with her first album, Loretta Lynn Sings, way back in 1963 (1963!) just released her FOURTY-SIXTH solo studio album, Still Woman Enough.
As if there’s really any question of whether Loretta Lynn is “Still Woman Enough.”
If you had told me that Loretta recorded these songs 30 years ago, I wouldn’t have any reason to doubt it, because she still sounds, quite frankly, astonishingly good for being 88 years old.
Loretta has always been a trailblazer for women in country music with empowering anthems like “The Pill” and “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind),” and the title track on the album fits perfectly into that tradition.
“Still Woman Enough” is a bold statement on Loretta’s strength, a song sure to send a steely message to anybody who’s questioning whether the country music legend has still got it after all these years.
And, if that wasn’t enough, it features two other leading women in country music with Reba and Carrie Underwood.
I’m still woman enough, still got what it takes inside I know how to love, lose, and survive Ain’t much I ain’t seen, I ain’t tried I’ve been knocked down but never out of the fight I’m strong but I’m tender, wise but I’m tough And let me tell you when it comes to love I’m still woman enough.
The album is the fourth in a planned series of five albums under a deal signed in 2014 with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings, so the good news for Loretta Lynn fans (and for country music in general) is that we still have at least one more Loretta Lynn album to look forward to in the already-storied career of this country music legend.
Because if there were any question of whether Loretta Lynn’s still got it, Still Woman Enough erases any doubt.