October 9, 2008
It’s been more than five years since a new studio album from Wynonna. We were supposed to get one this fall, but according to this interview, it’s been pushed back until next spring:
She’s been hard at work on her latest album — she said she’s been working on it for more than a year and a half and hopes to have it ready for release by next spring — and is looking forward to sharing more of her musical “her story,” as she calls it, with her fans.
“The album is a collection of stories from my musical upbringing,” she said.
“It took a really long time to make this record because I gave every bit of passion I have ever given on a record in my life.”
She said at this point in her career, she’s eager and grateful for being able to share her musical experience.
“You know, at this age, you get to a point where you’re just grateful to be anywhere. You really do, because you realize ‘You know what? I have the history to prove I can do it.’ It’s not an arrogance, it’s a confidence.”
Her love of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt will likely show up on the album.
“You know what it is? It’s not respect, but it’s an homage to those who came before me,” she said. “I feel like in this day and age, we’ve gotten to a point where we’re losing our legends. And it’s really important for me at this time to take a snapshot and say ‘This is where I am, this is where I’ve been and came from.’ It’s really important to honor that.”
So I’m definitely looking forward to her new work, especially since I loved What the World Needs Now is Love and the live album Her Story. The long gap between sets builds up anticipation, and not every artist can live up to that, which leads to this evening’s question:
What artists kept you waiting a long time for their next project? Were they worth the wait?