Loretta Lynn signs with Legacy Recordings

Country music icon inks a new deal with Sony Music's venerable label.

Country music icon Loretta Lynn has found a new recording home. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has signed a multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment which has found major success with a similar deal with fellow icon Willie Nelson.

The icon has recorded several albums worth of new material and all of it has been produced by Patsy L Russell, Loretta’s daughter, and John Carter Cash. The material was recorded over the past seven years at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN with the first album from the deal expected to be released in 2015. The album will be the first from Loretta Lynn since her 2004 release Van Lear Rose. That album — produced by Jack White — won Loretta Lynn a pair of Grammy Awards, including “Best Country Album of the Year.”

The albums will travel back and explore Loretta’s musical history, from the appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards to newly-written material for the project.