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Sep 27, 2016 | Columbia/Legacy Set to Release Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings, A Monumental Box Set featuring Every Known Recording from the Artist's Mythic and Controversial 1966 Tour of the US, UK, Europe and Australia

Highly Collectible 36CD Box Set Includes Previously Unreleased Soundboards, CBS Records Mobile Recordings and Audience Tapes Capturing Electrifying Performances and Combative Crowd Responses

Many of the Recordings on this Collection Have Never Been Circulated in Any Form

Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings Available Friday, November 11, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings--a highly-collectible 36CD box set containing every known recording from the artist's groundbreaking 1966 concert tours of the US, UK, Europe and Australia--will be released on Friday, November 11 by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 1966 Live Recordings commemorates, in stunning sonic vérité, the 50th anniversary of the electrifying live performances that would forever change the sound and direction of rock and pop music around the world.

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"While doing the archival research for The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, last year's box set of Dylan's mid-60s studio sessions, we were continually struck by how great his 1966 live recordings really are," said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. "The intensity of Bob's live performances and his fantastic delivery of these songs in concert add another insightful component in understanding and appreciating the musical revolution Bob Dylan ignited some 50 years ago."

Meticulously researched, curated and restored for this extraordinary collection, Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings is drawn from three main audio sources: soundboards, CBS Records mobile recordings and audience tapes. With the exception of the Manchester concert (May 17, 1966) released as Bob Dylan Live 1966 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Columbia/Legacy) in 1998, a pair of songs appearing on the 1985 Biograph compilation and a smattering of others, the overwhelming majority of tracks and performances on Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings are previously unreleased in any format--official or bootlegged--and are being made available now for the very first time.

All the songs on The 1966 Live Recordings were written by Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, piano, harmonica) with the sole exception of "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down," a traditional song arranged by Bob Dylan for concert performance. Dylan is accompanied on these recordings by Robbie Robertson (guitar), Rick Danko (bass, backing vocals), Richard Manuel (piano), Garth Hudson (organ) and Mickey Jones (drums). (Sandy Konikoff plays drums on the White Plains and Pittsburgh shows only.)

Liner notes for Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings have been provided by Clinton Heylin, a consultant on the project and author of JUDAS!: From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall: A Historical View of Dylan's Big Boo, the definitive written account of Dylan's historic and pivotal 1965-66 world tours.

Each of the individual CDs in Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings is housed in a custom sleeve featuring stills from color film shot by D.A. Pennebaker, whose footage from Dylan's 1965 and 1966 tours became the cinéma vérité classics Dont Look Back (1965) and Eat The Document (1966).

Columbia/Legacy will also release Bob Dylan's performance at the Royal Albert Hall from May 26, 1966 (two days after the artist's 25 birthday) as an album entitled The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert. For decades, Dylan's performance in Manchester was incorrectly labeled "The Royal Albert Hall Concert." Now, for the first time, the REAL Royal Albert Hall concert--originally recorded for a live album by CBS Records--is finally being released, mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Chris Shaw. The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert will be released as a 2CD and 12" 2LP collection on November 26.

The performances on Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings put a fiery exclamation point on Dylan's great mid-sixties creative epoch that produced--in an 18-month span--Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde, the trilogy of album masterpieces which secured Dylan's reputation as a songwriter and performer of unprecedented depth, power and originality while significantly impacting the course of popular music and culture. These concert recordings from the same period document Dylan's evolution as an on-stage phenomenon whose transformative vision saw no limits.

Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings is the ideal concert companion to The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, released on Columbia/Legacy last November.

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Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings
Disc 1 - Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 2 - Sydney, April 13, 1966 (Soundboard recorded by TCN 9 TV Australia)
Disc 3 - Melbourne, April 20, 1966 (Soundboard / unknown broadcast)
Disc 4 - Copenhagen, May 1, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 5 - Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 6 - Dublin, May 5, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 7 - Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 8 - Belfast, May 6, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 9 - Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard / audience)
Disc 10 - Bristol, May 10, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 11 - Cardiff, May 11, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 12 - Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 13 - Birmingham, May 12, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 14 - Liverpool, May 14, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 15 - Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 16 - Leicester, May 15, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 17 - Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 18 - Sheffield, May 16, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 19 - Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 20 - Manchester, May 17, 1966 (CBS Records recording except Soundcheck / Soundboard)Disc 21 - Glasgow, May 19, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 22 - Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 23 - Edinburgh, May 20, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 24 - Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 25 - Newcastle, May 21, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 26 - Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 27 - Paris, May 24, 1966 (Soundboard)
Disc 28 - London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 29 - London, May 26, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 30 - London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recording)
Disc 31 - London, May 27, 1966 (CBS Records recordings)
Disc 32 - White Plains, NY, February 5, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 33 - Pittsburgh, PA, February 6, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 34 - Hempstead, NY, February 26, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 35 - Melbourne, April 19, 1966 (Audience tape)
Disc 36 - Stockholm, April 29, 1966 (Audience tape)

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Sep 21, 2016 | Jes Gordon, New York's Premier Event Producer and Designer, Signs with Artist Legacy Group for Global Brand Representation

ALG to Extend Jes Gordon and properFUN by jesGORDON Brands with Focus on Product Licensing and Expanded Media Opportunities Worldwide

Sep 21, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jes Gordon, New York's preeminent event producer and lifestyle design expert has signed with Artist Legacy Group for global brand representation, it was announced today by ALG CEO Ashley Austin.

Under the new pact, ALG will develop and extend the worldwide recognition of Jes Gordon and her properFUN by jesGORDON brand by creating exclusive media content and licensed products that embody Gordon's vibrant aesthetic. A short-form episodic series capturing Gordon's engaging personality and creative process from inspiration to completed project is currently in development.

"In the highly competitive world of event design and production, Jes Gordon is a rockstar, the best of the best," says Austin. "We are excited to work with her to elevate her brand to its fullest potential via signature product lines and other opportunities that are emblematic of her energetic and sophisticated style."

"I am always looking for ways to keep evolving," says Gordon. "After speaking with the team at Artist Legacy Group, I was inspired by their perspective on how my brand could keep flourishing in ways I would have never imagined on my own."

Gordon has brought her eye for design, attention to detail and passion for the unexpected to major corporate clients including CNN, Ann Taylor, M&M's, Comcast, AOL, A&E Networks and Lifetime. She has also been commissioned by prominent figures and organizations, including Berry Gordy, Jr., Sting, Sir Elton John's AIDS foundation and many others.

Biz Bash has named Jes Gordon one of the Top 35 Event Designers in North America and she is a contributor to major publications including Marie Claire, US Weekly, Fine Living, The Knot, Cosmopolitan and more. She is a visiting professor at Bard College, a professor at The Event Leadership and a career mentor at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology and New York Institute of Design.

Prior to forming her eponymous firm, Jes worked on set design for high-profile films including "Interview with a Vampire" and "Dead Man Walking," and was the youngest-ever Events and Decor Director for New York's fabled Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

properFUN by jesGORDON is a unique event firm comprised of two distinct divisions: the Event Design division, which focuses on the event environment, and the Event Planning division, which offers full-service event planning and production. No matter the size or scale of an event, properFUN by jesGORDON is devoted to creating an atmosphere that transports every guest into an absorbing and wonderful new world.

About Artist Legacy Group
Artist Legacy Group ("ALG") specializes in brand management for iconic entertainment properties, pop culture personalities and artist estates. ALG is a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment ("SME"), providing licensing, branding strategy and merchandising services to Legacy Recordings and other front line SME labels while also representing clients outside of the SME ecosystem.

 

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Sep 16, 2016 | South African Soprano Pretty Yende, A Rising Star With A Modern Fairy-Tale Story, Releases Debut Album A Journey Available September 16, 2016

- Born 1985 in a remote town in South Africa, Pretty Yende was first introduced to operatic music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes's opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial. At that moment she decided to become an opera singer.

- Yende rose to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed, with competition successes and engagements at the world's foremost opera houses.

- First artist in history to win first prize in every category of the International Belvedere Competition (2009) and prizewinner at Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition (2011), again in all categories.

- Debut at La Scala in Milan (2010) and acceptance into their prestigious young artists' program.

- International breakthrough at her sensational Metropolitan Opera debut at the age of 27 in 2013.

- Each track on Pretty Yende's debut recording celebrates a milestone of her extraordinary musical journey.

Sep 16, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pretty Yende, a rising star soprano with a modern fairy-tale story, releases her debut album A Journey on Sony Classical. Available September 16, this recording has been a joyful labor of love for Yende, as it celebrates the milestones in her extraordinary musical journey, rising to the top of the opera world with unparalleled speed.

South African Soprano Pretty Yende Releases Debut Album A Journey Available September 16, 2016

Yende was born in 1985 in the small remote town of Piet Retief, about three hundred miles from Johannesburg. At the age of sixteen, her life was transformed by hearing the "Flower Duet" from Delibes's opera Lakmé on a British Airways television commercial. On learning that this haunting music was opera, she decided at that moment to abandon her plans to become an accountant and train to become an opera singer instead. Soon she gained a scholarship to study at the South African College of Music in Cape Town with Professor Virginia Davids, the first black woman to appear on opera stages during the apartheid years in South Africa. With Davids's help, Yende's extraordinary talent blossomed and she was taken from a childhood in a remote village in South Africa to all of the major opera stages of the world.

Besides the much-loved Lakmé duet (performed with mezzo Kate Aldrich) which first opened her heart to the world of opera, her debut recording includes the touching scene "Vous que l'on dit" from Rossini's Le Comte Ory. In this opera, Yende gained dazzling international recognition when she replaced Nino Machaidze and starred opposite Juan Diego Flórez at her last-minute Metropolitan Opera debut in New York in January 2013. Her appearance in Le Comte Ory was received with rapturous acclaim and became a major turning-point in her career. "Her voice has a luminous sheen combined with steely resolve … she delivered some of the most difficult coloratura passages with scintillating precision," said The New York Times. Immediately afterward, she stepped in for an indisposed Cecilia Bartoli in the same role at the Theater an der Wien.

Another opera close to her heart is Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Her connection with the character of Juliet clearly runs deep, for she sang Juliet's "Je veux vivre" with such passion and conviction at the illustrious Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna in 2009 that she became the first artist ever to win first prize in every single category. Yende's performance of the so-called "Poison Aria," recorded on her debut album, also led to her acceptance on the acclaimed young artists' program at La Scala. Shortly after, in 2010, she made her stage debut there.

With "Ah, la pena" from Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda, Yende continued her success at international competitions. This time, she stole the show in Plácido Domingo's renowned Operalia Competition in 2011: again, she was the first singer in history to receive not only the first prize but also the prize of the public and the Zarzuela prize. Plácido Domingo raved that "it was instantly clear to everyone there that she was ready for the world's greatest stages. She has an extraordinarily beautiful voice with a phenomenal technique, and she lights up the stage with charisma."

A particularly significant and moving event for the young singer came when she returned to her homeland in 2013 to sing the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in Cape Town. From this opera, she has chosen the much-loved aria "Regnava nel silenzio." The recording also includes Rossini's famous "Una voce poco fa" from Il barbiere di Siviglia (the opera of her Paris Opéra debut). Pretty makes yet another debut when she sings the role of Elvira from Bellini's I puritani, the last track on her album, in Zurich in 2016.

Yende has already appeared at major opera houses in Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Hamburg and Paris, and has frequently sung at her 'home theatre' of La Scala. Forthcoming seasons will also see her appear at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, the Royal Opera House in London, the Opéra National de Paris and the Metropolitan Opera.

On her debut album, Pretty Yende performs with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Torinounder Marco Armiliato.

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I, No. 5: Una voce poco fa
  2. Delibes: Lakmé, Act I,No. 2: Viens, Mallika... Sous le dôme épais ("Flower Duet") with Kate Aldrich      
  3. Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda, Act I, Scene VI: Ma la sola, ohimè! son io... Ah, la pena in lor  piombò
  4. Rossini: Le comte Ory, Act I, Scene VIII, No. 4: En proie à la tristesse... Vous que l'on dit sensible
  5. Gounod: Roméo et Juliette, Act IV, No. 17: Dieu, quel frisson court dans mes veines!...Amour ranime mon courage
  6. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Act I, No. 3: Ancor non giunse!... Regnava nel silenzio
  7. Bellini:I puritani, Act II: O rendetemi la speme... Qui la voce sua soave

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Sep 16, 2016 | THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Featuring Music by James Horner and Simon Franglen

Available September 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The soundtrack will be available on CD and digital formats on September 16th 2016. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' in association with LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures' upcoming film The Magnificent Seven will arrive in theatres nationwide on Friday, September 23rd 2016.

ABOUT JAMES HORNER
Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world's most prolific and celebrated film composers. Horner earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his music for James Cameron's Titanic (Best Original Score and the Best Original Song "My Heart Will Go On"), eight Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and won six Grammy awards. Known for his stylistic diversity, his film credits included Titanic (the largest selling instrumental score album in history, having sold more than 27 million copies worldwide), Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, Glory, Field of Dreams and Star Treks II and IIIThe Magnificent Seven was Horner's final film project.

ABOUT SIMON FRANGLEN
Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Simon Franglen is a composer most recognized for his collaborations on the scores for four of the top grossing films of all time.  He worked on the multiple award-winning James Cameron films Avatar and Titanic and the critically acclaimed James Bond thrillers Skyfall and Spectre. Franglen also contributed music to the score for Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, premiering at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. In addition to composing music for film, Simon has over four hundred music credits working with pop, classical, and R&B artists, such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, Luciano Pavarotti and Madonna.  Franglen was also commissioned to compose a sky-breaking, 3-dimensional immersive symphonic suite for the Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in Asia.  Simon has an impressive career, working with Hollywood's most renowned composers, including John Barry, Howard Shore, Thomas Newman, Alan Silvestri, and most notably James Horner.  Franglen and Horner had a very close working relationship, having collaborated on major films such as Titanic, Avatar, The Amazing Spider-ManKarate Kid and Southpaw. Simon won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for the smash hit "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for co-writing and producing the theme song "I See You" from Avatar. Franglen is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.  Simon resides in England and Los Angeles.

About his work on The Magnificent Seven, Franglen says: "Composer James Horner was a close friend and music hero of mine. I was fortunate to work on at least a dozen of his films, including the monumental Titanic and Avatar. In the Spring of 2015, as we finished the score to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua and James were engaged in discussions about The Magnificent Seven, which was to be their next collaboration. In approaching The Magnificent Seven, James knew he'd have to write a score that related to Elmer Bernstein's much-loved theme for the 1960 original, but he also knew that the film scoring language of that older film was not going to work in this modern retelling of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai. The challenges energized James; we met in London and he excitedly started working on themes while Antoine was beginning to film with his remarkable cast in Louisiana. A week later tragedy struck. James died in a private plane accident.

We were devastated. In the aftermath, I couldn't stop thinking about the powerful themes that were James' final compositions. It seemed inconceivable that this music would never be heard. I was not alone with those thoughts. James' trusted group of collaborators (including music editors Jim Henrikson and Joe E. Rand, and orchestrator J.A.C. Redford) were unanimous in encouraging [James' longtime music scoring engineer] Simon Rhodes and me to finish prepping the London themes so they could be presented to Antoine. A couple weeks later I was on the set of The Magnificent Seven playing the music to the astonished director, who was overwhelmed by this unexpected gift from his departed friend, a gift that so perfectly 'got' the essence of the movie that Antoine was making, without having ever seen a frame of it.

From there, it was a nine-month process of finishing the film and the score, with all the filmmakers and musicians coming from a place of love and respect for James' music. I hope you can hear the outpouring of goodwill that everyone involved has shown, from the passion that the orchestra put into every note, to the support that Antoine, Roger Birnbaum and MGM have shown throughout the process. I believe that the music as it has been completed reflects James Horner's spirit. As you listen, remember James, and as he would have always insisted, hear the soul of the film in the score."

The track list of The Magnificent Seven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is as follows:

1.     Rose Creek Oppression   

2.     Seven Angels of Vengeance   

3.     Lighting the Fuse   

4.     Volcano Springs   

5.     Street Slaughter   

6.     Devil in the Church   

7.     Chisolm Enrolled   

8.     Magic Trick   

9.     Robicheaux Reunion   

10.  A Bear in People's Clothes   

11.  Red Harvest   

12.  Takedown   

13.  Town Exodus - Knife Training   

14.  7 Days, that's all You Got   

15.  So Far So Good   

16.  Sheriff Demoted   

17.  Pacing the Town   

18.  The Deserter   

19.  Bell Hangers   

20.  Army Invades Town   

21.  Faraday's Ride   

22.  Horne Sacrifice   

23.  The Darkest Hour   

24.  House of Judgment   

25.  Seven Riders

26.  The Magnificent 7 – Elmer Bernstein (on digital version only)   

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ABOUT THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven, presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures in association with LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. The screenplay is by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk.  The film is produced by Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black.

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Sep 16, 2016 | Loretta Lynn's New Holiday Album, White Christmas Blue, Coming Friday, October 7 on Legacy Recordings

Newly-Written Title Track, "White Christmas Blue" Opens Queen of Country Music's First Yuletide Collection in 50 Years

Album Features 12 New Studio Performances including Traditional Carols & Seasonal Pop Standards

Sep 16, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Loretta Lynn invites you to celebrate the 2016 yuletide season with the release of her new album. White Christmas Blue, on Friday, October 7. 

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The album debuts "White Christmas Blue," a future yuletide classic newly penned by Loretta Lynn and Grammy Award winner Shawn Camp (who's written #1 country hits for Garth Brooks, Josh Turner and Brooks & Dunn, collaborated with Loretta since 2007, and provides acoustic guitar and backing vocals on White Christmas Blue). White Christmas Blue is the second volume of the Cash Cabin Recordings and part of a planned multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment).

White Christmas Blue will be released on CD, LP and digitally and is available for pre-order now at: https://smarturl.it/ll_wcb_amzn?IQid=pr.1. 

Loretta's first collection of seasonal songs since 1966 (and her second release this year for Legacy), White Christmas Blue premieres 12 studio performances including new versions of two original compositions ("Country Christmas" and "To Heck with Ole Santa Claus") which first appeared on Country Christmas; soulful interpretations of traditional carols ("Away in a Manger," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night"); in-the-moment contemporary takes on seasonal pop standards ("Winter Wonderland," "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "White Christmas") and the title track.  The album concludes with Loretta's heartfelt recitation of the beloved seasonal story "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

White Christmas Blue is the celebratory successor to Loretta's first Legacy release, Full Circle (her 40th Top 10 country album and her highest-charting album ever on the Billboard 200). At the time of Full Circle's release, in March 2016, it had been more than a decade since Loretta Lynn had recorded or released any new studio music. An emotional and personal journey through Christmases past, present and future, White Christmas Blue is an essential addition to any Loretta Lynn library or holiday album collection.

Like Full Circle, White Christmas Blue pays homage to Loretta's deepest musical roots and influences and was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash.

White Christmas Blue is available for pre-order now:
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About Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn has long been established as the undisputed Queen of Country Music, with more than 50 years of recording and touring to her name. A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Lynn was one of the most distinctive performers in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. She shook up Nashville by writing her own songs, many of which tackled boundary-pushing topics drawn from her own life experiences as a wife and mother. "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Fist City" and "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" are just three of 16 country No. 1 singles.

Lynn is also one of the most awarded musicians of all time. She has been inducted into more music Halls of Fame than any female recording artist, including The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman to be named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1972. Lynn received Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. In 2015, she was named recipient of Billboard's inaugural Women in Music "Legend" Award. Lynn has won four Grammy Awards (including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010) and sold more than 45 million records worldwide.

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White Christmas Blue

1. White Christmas Blue
2. Country Christmas
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Away in a Manger
5. Blue Christmas
6. To Heck with Ole Santa Claus
7. Frosty the Snowman
8. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
9. Jingle Bells
10. White Christmas
11. Silent Night
12. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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