Carrie Underwood Announces Excitement for Collab with the ‘One and Only’ Loretta Lynn

by Joe Rutland

Country music singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood is expressing her excitement about being on the latest album from the legendary Loretta Lynn.

Underwood said through a Twitter post, “I’m so honored to be a part of the new album from the one-and-only @LorettaLynn! #StillWomanEnough @reba” She also shared a link to pre-order the 88-year-old Lynn’s newest album.

For her part, Lynn also shared a post on Twitter about the album itself.

Loretta Lynn first arrived in Nashville 55 years ago, signing her first recording contract on Feb. 1, 1960. Within a matter of weeks, she was at her first recording session.

Lynn taught herself to play the guitar and write songs. She became one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, shaking things up by writing her own songs.

In lyrics such as “Don’t Come Home A- Drinkin’” and “Your Squaw Is on the War Path,” she refused to be any man’s doormat. She challenged female rivals in “You Ain’t Woman Enough” and “Fist City.” Lynn showed tremendous blue-collar pride in “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “You’re Lookin’ at Country.”

As millions who read her 1976 autobiography or saw its Oscar-winning 1980 film treatment are aware, Lynn is a “Coal Miner’s Daughter” who was raised in dire poverty in a remote Appalachian Kentucky hamlet.

Carrie Underwood Sings ‘I Know You Won’t’ In 2009

Carrie Underwood is a powerhouse on stage or in the studio. Her work is appreciated by fans as shown by a People’s Choice Awards win.

Back in 2009, Underwood sang her hit “I Know You Won’t” in front of them after being introduced on the show by Queen Latifah. The song is one of the tracks off of her 2007 album, “Carnival Ride.”

It was written by Steve McEwan, Wendell Mobley, and Neil Thrasher.

“You get different feelings from different songs, and that one always just felt soft and vulnerable,” Underwood said when asked about it. “It’s a song about being disappointed. And, yeah, it’s not so vibrato-heavy – but I guess it’s good that I can do something that sounds different, maybe something surprising.”

Within the lyrics of “I Know You Won’t,” Carrie Underwood sings of relationship issues. A woman yearns to be close to her man, tries to buy into what he says, yet ends up sad.

For instance, here are the song’s first two verses. See how it resonates with you.

“I know you don’t mean to be
Mean to me
Cause when you want to
You can make me feel like we belong
We belong

Lately, you make me feel all I am
Is a back-up plan
I say, “I’m done, ” and then you smile at me
And I forget
Everything I said
I buy into those eyes
And into your lies”

Take a few minutes and listen to Underwood singing this song.

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