CRITICS HERALD LORETTA LYNN FOR NEW CD, VAN LEAR ROSE

Nashville, TN – Music icon Loretta Lynn and rocker-producer Jack White debut a performance of their duet, “Portland Oregon” from Lynn’s new CD, Van Lear Rose, on The Late Show with David Letterman on May 3. Lynn is taking the latest whirlwind of attention in stride as she makes plans to promote her new release with additional TV appearances the first week of May on Today and CNN’s Larry King Live.

In stores today, Lynn celebrates the release of Van Lear Rose (Interscope Records), with high praise from the nation’s top music critics.

Blender raves… “…it’s some of the most gripping singing you’re going to hear all year… Lynn has made a brave, unrepeatable record that speaks to her whole life.” (5 stars)

USA Today declares… “White serves Lynn unvarnished and unprocessed, letting her raw vocal splendor sprawl loose, gritty arrangements that retain her earthy twang while rocking harder than Ozzfest.” (4 stars)

Rolling Stone cheers… Lynn makes “the album we all dreamed she would make.”(4 stars)

For over four decades, 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. Loretta has amassed 27 #1 country hits and was the first woman to win the prestigious CMA Entertainer of the Year Award in 1972.