By: Craig Shelburne  

Loretta Lynn is working on quite a bit of new music, according to some newspaper interviews she’s given lately. A story in the St. Louis Dispatch indicated that she’s preparing a duets album and a Christmas album. And if you’re looking for a new religious album, she told the Muncie (Ind.) Star Press that one’s on the way. All this comes on the heels of her Lifetime Achievement Grammy award presented last month. Incidentally, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of her debut single, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,”

and her musical legacy appears to be a key plot point of an upcoming comedy film, Queens of Country, about a champion line-dancer from Arizona. Personally I’m hoping I can catch her in concert this summer, either at Lilith Fair or HullabaLOU. Otherwise, I guess I’ll just have to go back and watch Coal Miner’s Daughter — recently named as one of the top 10 music biopics by CNN.com.