Info about the forthcoming RCA-helmed tribute to Lo-Lynn has been trickling out for a month or something, and now, thanks to our resourceful friends around the mighty internets, we have access to the track list and audio of the first single. Let’s gripe!
Track List, courtesy of Roughstock:
1. “Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” — Gretchen Wilson
2. “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl” — Lee Ann Womack
3. “Rated X” — The White Stripes
4. “You’re Lookin’ At Country” — Carrie Underwood
5. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” — Alan Jackson and Martina McBride
6. “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” — Paramore
7. “Love Is The Foundation” — Faith Hill
8. “After The Fire Is Gone” — Steve Earle and Allison Moorer
9. “If You’re Not Gone Too Long” — Reba McEntire
10. “I Know How” — Kid Rock
11. “Somebody Somewhere (Don’t Know What He’s Missin’ Tonight)” — Lucinda Williams
12. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” — Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
1. No “The Pill”, no peace! Also wish “Fist City”, “One’s on the Way”, “Your Squaw Is on the Warpath” and my personal favorite “Happy Birthday” could have slots. Is it too late to get Carrie to record one of those instead?
2. However, some cool lesser-known songs did make it in, so credit where it’s due.
3. Really interested to hear the Paramore track. I assume the White Stripes’ “Rated X” will be neat, though they should have gotten Neko Case to record her version. It’s scorching.
4. On that note, disappointed that most of the roster is current mainstream artists. Sugar Hill’s 2003 release Just Because I’m a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton brought in a much wider and weirder pool, and ended up more interesting (if not always more successful) because of it. Maybe that’s just the difference between a Sugar Hill release and a Sony one.
5. Another thing about the roster – supposedly Loretta picked all of these people herself. You buy it? When did she meet Paramore?
6. I am already dreading Martina doing that “Mississippi maa–aaaan!” part. Just me?
7. Finally, wish Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert had recorded their own full tracks instead of teaming up with Lo on “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, which is the album’s first single. They sound lovely, but it’s a bizarre song to group-sing, since, you know, it’s autobiographical and stuff.
Hear the new “Coal Miner’s Daughter” below, courtesy of American Twang:
What are y’all’s thoughts? Excited for this?