The Coal Miner's Daughter singer has signed a multi-project deal with bosses at Legacy Recordings and her first release under the new label will be titled Full Circle, which will hit retailers in March (16).
Lynn recorded the 14-track disc at the fabled Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash worked on much of their later material, and she hired their son, John Carter Cash, to co-produce the new songs.
Full Circle, which features a duet with Willie Nelson and a collaboration with Elvis Costello, promises to take fans "on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly written for the project", according to a press release.
The album is Lynn's first since 2004's Van Lear Rose, which she recorded with rocker Jack White, and it will serve as the first volume of Cash Cabin Recordings, a series of new projects created at the iconic studio.
The release of Full Circle will coincide with the U.S. premiere of a new documentary about Lynn's life and career, titled American Masters - Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, which will air on PBS.