NPR music streams new Willie Nelson album in full – Listen

So the end of another week, and another ace preview of a forthcoming album by the lovely people at NPR music, this time of the new album by perhaps the most prolific artist in country music today, Willie Nelson. “God’s Problem Child” is out next Friday, the follow up to last year’s Ray Price tribute, featuring tracks co-written by producer Buddy Cannon. The album includes “Delete And Fast-Forward,” which is his take on the US election (no prizes for guessing his leanings) and there’s also a Merle Haggard tribute song written by Gary Nicholson.  Grab yourself a skinny mocha and settle down for 44 minutes by clicking play below. Continue reading “NPR music streams new Willie Nelson album in full – Listen”

“Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever

Imagine if you will your dream line-up for a single night out and it probably doesn’t get much better than this. Oh for Star Trek style transporters.  RS Country reports: “Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Margo Price, Hayes Carll, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will appear on select dates of the six-city run. Additional shows and artists are forthcoming.  Continue reading ““Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever”

Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album

Lovely to see Willie Nelson still ploughing on, it may finally be time to forgive and forget the Toby Keith duo. News from Rolling Stone Country this morning who report: “Willie Nelson premiered key tracks from his upcoming album God’s Problem Child last night in Nashville during an intimate interview session for SiriusXM. Seated alongside the record’s producer, his longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, Nelson looked hale and hearty – far from the rumored state of ill health that’s been making the rounds online.   Continue reading “Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album”

Willie Nelson to release new studio album – April

“God’s Problem Child” is the new studio album from Willie Nelson, his ninth for the Legacy Recordings label (people have given up counting how many he’s released ever. Little known fact – if you laid Willie Nelson’s recorded albums out in a straight line it would stretch three times around the world) which hits UK shores on April 28th.  An album of all-new recordings, “God’s Problem Child” adds 13 new songs to his repertoire, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer.   Continue reading “Willie Nelson to release new studio album – April”