Whether you’re a long-haired country boy on the road again or an old-fashioned outlaw still kicking it out West, there’s no doubt within your hearts that the legend that is Willie Nelson makes his way into your life with nothing but a song and a guitar. If this sounds like your type of lifestyle, then as they say…get ready to live.
On August 25th, Nelson will release American Classic, his first album comprised of pop music standards since his 1978 masterpiece, Stardust, and his first record with Blue Note Records, as well. Keeping true to his past collaborations, the upcoming effort will feature special performances by singers Norah Jones and Diana Krall, as well as arranger Johnny Mandel and jazz pianist Joe Sample, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash.
For the past 40 years, Nelson has certainly kept up in the public eye. Whether it’s with his acclaimed country music, his hilarious cameo in Half Baked or his strong political campaigns, there’s no denial his influence is everywhere. Life for the 76-year old music veteran looks good and this newest offering promises to be even more pleasant. Saddle up partner!
American Classic tracklist:
01. The Nearness Of You
02. Fly Me To The Moon
03. Come Rain Or Shine
04. If I Had You featuring Diana Krall
05. Ain’t Misbehavin’
06. I Miss You So
07. Because Of You
08. Baby It’s Cold Outside featuring Norah Jones
09. Angel Eyes
10. On The Street Where You Live
11. Since I Fell For You
12. Always On My Mind