Eilen Jewell releases tribute album to Loretta Lynn
Boston singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell has released an album of Loretta Lynn songs in tribute to the country star.
Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn contains 12 songs all written by Lynn herself. It is released this week in the U.S. and later this month in the U.K. The album title comes from the coal-mining town in Kentucky where Lynn was raised.
“In the 1960s and 70s, Loretta Lynn dared to write songs about topics that were widely considered off-limits, especially for women,” Jewell said. “The fact that her words still hit a nerve today is proof of their timelessness.”
“And so, a toast: to the woman with more banned songs than anyone can count; to the voice that reaches the very grain of theatre walls around her; to our national treasure. Gratitude is not enough, so I sing these songs for anyone who will listen.”
Eilen Jewell is on tour in the UK September 30 – October 9. For full details see: Eilen Jewell on Backroads.
Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
1. Fist City
2. A Man I Hardly Know
3. I'm A Honky Tonk Girl
4. Whispering Sea
5. You Wanna Give Me a Lift
6. Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (with Lovin' on Your Mind)
7. Who Says God Is Dead
8. Another Man Loved Me Last Night
9. You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
10. Deep As Your Pocket
11. This Haunted House
12. You're Lookin' At Country