COUNTRY MUSIC ICON LORETTA LYNN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM

Van Lear Rose to Be Released April 27, 2004

Nashville, Tenn – Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn will release Van Lear Rose (Interscope Records) on April 27, 2004. The album, produced by The White Stripes’ Jack White, was recorded in Nashville, TN in June and September, 2003.

For over four decades, Loretta Lynn has turned stories of wistful heartbreak and feisty femininity into memorable hit singles. From “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)” to “The Pill” to “When the Tingle Becomes a Chill,” she has become the voice of every woman, relaying feelings of helplessness and betrayal with an undeniable undertone of strength and power. Loretta has amassed 27 #1 country hits and she was the first woman to win the prestigious CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in 1972.

With Van Lear Rose (the title cut is an ode to her mother), Loretta has shared some of the most heart-wrenching and personal songs of her groundbreaking career. Songs like “Women’s Prison” “Family Tree” “Portland, Oregon” and “Miss Being Mrs.” are just a sampling of the Coal Miner’s Daughter’s extraordinary songwriting skills.

Without Loretta Lynn, it would be difficult to imagine Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” or Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl.” She helped pave the way for women of all genres of music. Van Lear Rose, with its moody, propulsive arrangements, loud guitars and intimate songwriting can only extend her profound influence into a new century – and to a new generation of fans.