Still Woman Enough
Loretta Lynn may be approaching 90, but the country legend shows no sign of age on her 50th (!) studio album. The title is a clever nod to Lynn’s 1966 You Ain’t Woman Enough, a landmark release that notched Lynn her first No. 1 country album and spawned a lasting fan favorite with its feisty title track. Guests show the depth and breadth of Lynn’s ever-growing legacy, with living icons Tanya Tucker and Reba McEntire, commercial juggernaut Carrie Underwood, and fringe-country queen Margo Price all making appearances. McEntire and Underwood join Lynn on the title track, a new song that pays homage to “You Ain’t Woman Enough” while reflecting Lynn’s current station. Price lends her Lynn-indebted vocal to “One’s on the Way,” with Lynn sounding as good in 2021 as she did on the track’s original 1971 recording. And Tucker helps Lynn close out the LP with a new recording of “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” bringing the album—to crib a phrase from the title of Lynn’s own 2016 studio album—full circle. While the bulk of the album’s material draws from her storied catalog, Still Woman Enough is a fun, fresh reminder that Lynn’s still got it.