Wynonna Judd sings of redemption and enduring love in her most spiritual song yet YouTube Screenshot

Today reveals a new dawn in the life of Wynonna Judd. One of country music’s most recognizable and loved artists, Wynonna seems to be at a point in her life where apologies are given and transgressions are pushed away, and there is an openness to a future of greatness that just might be right in front of her.

And it’s this new attitude that runs through the track “Things I Lean On,” which she premiered the video for on Jan. 26. Featured on her much-anticipated new album “Wynonna & the Big Noise,” Wynonna says the song’s theme is something she lives by these days.

“When I began my journey to self-discovery in 2003, I got involved in 12 Steps,” she said to the LA Times in reference to the well-known 12-step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. “When I heard the words in this song — ‘12 Steps and the 23rd Psalm’ — I knew they spoke to everyone who’s trying to be perfect in their program. Our theme is ‘progress, not perfection.’ The spirituality of imperfection is what this song is about.”

With a sound reminiscent of the good ‘ole days as The Judds, Wynonna goes on to say that she went with her gut when it came to recording this one. “I have stripped myself of all the expectations of worrying about fitting into any format and just picked songs I love,” said Judd. “This album is my favorite thing I’ve done so far.”

And so far Wynonna, we agree.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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