Loretta Lynn tells it like it is in her music.  And the country legend wouldn’t have it any other way.  She tells Nashville’s “Tennessean” she’s always drawn material from her experiences, explaining that “life is what makes a good song.”  The singer adds that “when you tiptoe around the facts, you put out a vanilla record instead of a good one.”  And at 82, Loretta is still writing and recording songs.  She says she has roughly 90 songs to choose from for her upcoming album, which will be her first effort under her new multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings.  A release date for the disc hasn’t been announced yet.

Loretta has also been performing this week.  She opened Jack White’s Nashville concert Wednesday night.  Lynn will be in Catoosa, Oklahoma on Thursday.