Nashville, Tennessee – A new PBS documentary called Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, along with the artist’s first studio album in more than a decade called Full Circle, are two new ways to explore the country superstar roots.

Begging with chronicles of her childhood, all the way to becoming a country superstar, and her experiences as a wife and mother, this documentary and album are built to explore Loretta’s Appalachian roots.

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Loretta’s story has already been said before thanks to a best-selling autobiography and Oscar-winning film starring Sissy Spacek. But in this album, Lynn has recorded many of the Appalachian songs that inspired her career. Some of the songs included on this album were songs he sang when she was just a little girl, Lynn said.

The Legacy Recordings album, which will be released on Friday, is produced by Loretta’s daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, and longtime friend, John Carter Cash. It was recorded at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Also on Friday, PBS will air “Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl,” the two-hour documentary about Lynn’s life and career as part of PBS’ American Masters series, which covers extraordinary artists, authors, and actors.

The documentary will feature interviews with Lynn herself, some of her family members, Actress Sissy Spacek, who played Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter”. It will also include performances and interviews of several musicians including Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert.

Loretta is not going anywhere

Lynn’s life has been full of music since she was growing up in Butcher Hollow in Kentucky in the 1930s.

“I was singing when I was born, I think, Daddy used to come out on the porch where I would be singing and rocking the babies to sleep. He’d say, ‘Loretta, shut that big mouth. People all over this holler can hear you.’ And I said, ‘Daddy, what difference does it make? They are all my cousins.’” The singer said during an interview in Nashville.

She began writing songs in her mid-20s when she was already the mother of four children. But was thanks to songs like “You Ain’t Woman Enough” and “Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin'” she became the country superstar she is now.

Now, the 83-year-old woman says she is not going anywhere. Although her legacy as one of country music’s greatest treasures is secured several times over, Lynn has claimed she has no desire to stop working anytime soon. The artist said she will keep singing, writing and working as long as people want to hear her, and to prove so, just a couple weeks ago, she filmed a music video with Willie Nelson and recorded 11 more songs. “I don’t have to work now, but I do it because I love it,” she says.

Source: ABC News