As Loretta Lynn firmly confirmed to Nash Country Weekly a few weeks ago:"I Ain't Gonna Quit." And why should she? Lynn's latest album, Full Circle, was nominated for a GRAMMY and was recorded with producer John R. Cash and some of Nashville's premier acoustic musicians including longtime T-Bone Burnett baseman Dennis Crouch. Many more albums with Cash and Lynn, including both honky tonk and a gospel LPs, are already in the can along with lots of new originals.

Check out Loretta's website for more info and catch her live at the world famous Ryman in Nashville on April 14 and 15 as she turns the venerable home of country music into a honky tonk Carnegie Hall, perhaps with her Epiphone MM-50E mandolin. Here's Loretta in action along with Jamey Johnson and his well-weathered Epiphone EJ-200 at last week's Merle Haggard tribute with Don Was on upright bass and Sam Bush on fiddle.