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Fresh Tracks: The legacy of Loretta Lynn

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Sturgis native David Hersrud brings his years in the music industry and lifelong interest in discovering new music to this episode of Fresh Tracks. David and Larry Rohrer remember the legacy of Loretta Lynn and present new music from Charley Crockett, Bret McKenzie, and Bruce Springsteen.

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn died this month at the age of 90. The iconic star personified country music. She looked and sounded the part.

Over her six-decade career, Loretta Lynn released 46 albums, 24 number-one singles, and 11 number-one albums. Perhaps her most successful crossover album was her 2004 release "Van Leer Rose."

Lynn once said that you either have to be first, great, or different to make it in country music. She was all three.

Charley Crockett is one of the most popular artists in independent country and roots music and is a member of Willie Nelson’s traveling Outlaw Festival.

Crockett's latest album, "The Man from Waco" goes from western to classic country to country-soul. The prolific musician has released 11 albums in seven years.

New Zealand comedian Bret McKenzie has released his new album "Songs Without Jokes."

McKenzie is an actor, musician, producer, and star of the 2007 HBO Sitcom Flight of the Conchords. His album “The Distant Future” won a Grammy award as best comedy album in 2007.

McKenzie says he wanted to record an album that no one expected; that didn’t have to do anything.

Bruce Springsteen's new album "Only the Strong Survive" might be a surprise for some listeners. It is his 21st studio album and is a collection of 15 soul music classics from the catalogs of Motown, Stax, and Gamble and Huff to name a few.

The first single is "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)." The song never had distribution and has become one of the most collectible discs ever. One copy sold for more than $28,000 at auction.

Larry, although retired as Assistant General Manager for SDPB, continues to write, host, and do media production and voice work for SDPB.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.