Kickin’ Back with Patty Loveless

Grammy winner Patty Loveless opens up to Country Weekly on confrontation, broken hearts and much more!

Patty Loveless describes her latest CD, Sleepless Nights, as “a little bit of a history lesson,” given the songs are her own versions of timeless country standards such as “Please Help Me, I’m Falling,” and “Cold, Cold Heart.” Patty adds to her own historical record with these responses to our recent Q & A.

For more from Patty, check out the March 23 issue of Country Weekly.

CW
Would you rather have to say everything that’s on your mind or never speak again?
PL
(Laughter) I have a hard time saying everything that’s on my mind. One time my father said to me, “If you can’t say anything good about somebody, then don’t say anything at all.” So, I’d never speak again.
CW
If you had to confront someone who made you mad, would you be more likely to email them, call them or go see them in person?
PL
This day and time, I’d email them . . . so I would have time to think about what I wanted to say. Because sometimes you may say something that you will be sorry for later.
CW
You sing a few songs about broken hearts. How do you mend a broken heart?
PL
My broken heart? Oh, wow. With time. And I have to say there’s been many times I’ve lived through the music, and it can be very healing.
CW
Do you make “To Do” lists or are you the kind of person who flies by the seat of her pants?
PL
I think for the most part I fly by the seat of my pants. Whatever comes to mind during the day, I do make a note of it and I just go, “Oh, I need to add this to my list of things I want to do before I die.”
CW
Who would you rather sing a duet with, Elton John or Justin Timberlake?
PL
Golleeee . . . Elton John. He has some songs that I really just think could almost be country in a way, if it’s done in a version of country. You could break it down as far as the instrumentation and make it a country song.
CW
Would you rather be able to fly (like a bird) or become invisible whenever you wanted to?
PL
There’s moments I’d like to be invisible, but I’d love to fly like a bird and just fly high above the mountains and just view all the beauty that this world has.

For more from Patty, check out the March 23 issue of Country Weekly.

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