Legacy Recordings has announced the release of ‘Ride Me Back Home’, a new studio album by Willie Nelson due to land on Friday, June 21st. The album rounds out a trilogy about mortality that began in 2017 with ‘God’s Problem Child’ and was followed in 2018 with ‘Last Man Standing’. This is the 13th album that longtime friend/producer Buddy Cannon has produced for Willie in a little over a decade and the album debuts three new songs co-written by the pair: ‘Come On Time, Seven Year Itch’ and ‘One More Song to Write.’
Alongside his new compositions on the album and the title track (which Throckmorton co-wrote with his daughter Debby, Joe Manual & Lucinda Hinton), Willie pays musical tribute to a variety of pop and country songwriters and performers, covering Billy Joel (‘Just the Way You Are’), Mac Davis (‘It’s Hard to Be Humble’ with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson) and a pair of songs by the late Guy Clark (‘Immigrant Eyes’ and ‘My Favorite Picture of You,’ the title song from Clark’s 2014 Grammy-winning Best Folk Album).
You can watch the video for the first single from the album below.