Loveless 'Dreams' Up New Studio Disc
On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary country with the rootsy bluegrass music that is closest to her heart.On "Dreamin' My Dreams," Patty Loveless mixes the sounds of contemporary country with the rootsy bluegrass music that is closest to her heart. Due Sept. 13 via Epic Nashville, the artist's 14th studio release features guest vocals by Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam.
"I feel much more confident these days in the way I approach a song," Loveless says. "On my last few records, I've just let myself feel a sense of freedom and trust. I've made a lot of records and I feel fortunate to be able to continue making them. So now I think, 'I just want to flow with it -- enjoy it.'"
As has been the case for 20 years, Loveless was produced by Emory Gordy Jr. The couple met when he co-produced her first recordings. On "Dreamin'" he is joined behind the boards by Justin Niebank (Iguanas, Marty Stuart), who has engineered and mixed several Loveless releases.
Among the musicians contributing to the set are fiddler/multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan, guitarists Lee Roy Parnell, Albert Lee and Bryan Sutton and dobro player Rob Ickes.
"Dreamin'" will be the follow-up to 2003's "On Your Way Home," which debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 77 on The Billboard 200. The album spawned the singles "Lovin' All Night," which peaked at No. 18 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and the title track, which reached No. 29.
Loveless has tour dates scheduled into November and next plays Oshkosh, Wis., on Saturday (June 25). She will appear with Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury and others as part of An Evening With the Grand Ole Opry tour in July and September.