COUNTRY MUSIC ICON LORETTA LYNN HAS HIGHEST DEBUT OF HER CAREER WITH VAN LEAR ROSE

Singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn debuts at #24 on next week’s Billboard 200 Album Chart with Van Lear Rose (Interscope Records), the highest album entry of her legendary career. Although Loretta has previously celebrated 17 #1 albums on the country chart, her previous high on the Billboard 200 was 1993’s Honky Tonk Angels (#42), a collaboration with Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. Van Lear Rose enters next week’s country chart at #2.

The album of self-penned material has been hailed by critics as “a classic Loretta Lynn album” (Rolling Stone), and “an instant country-rock classic that may be the album of a damn remarkable lifetime” (Entertainment Weekly).

Loretta Lynn will spend the entire hour with Larry King on May 11 on CNN. Check local listings for airtimes.