Nearing 80 years old, Willie Nelson is at an interesting juncture in his career. He's earned the right to make country music the way he remembers it—with a lilting Texas swing in its step—and he does. Nelson was also the great country artist who never let genres stop him. His Stardust collection made the crossover from country to pop standards feel as natural as breathing. So it really shouldn't be that much of a surprise when Nelson invites his son, Lukas, to sing on the majority of the record (he deserves co-billing), or when he enlists the help of Snoop Dogg and Kris Kristofferson to croon on "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die." Nelson the songwriter and Nelson the interpreter have made him Nelson the legend. No matter who's joining him here or whose song it is, the performances stand on their own; Coldplay's "The Scientist" and Eddie Vedder's "Just Breathe" become every bit Nelson tunes. Fiddles, acoustic guitars, and pedal steel all combine with that iconic voice to make a classic country album.
Willie still has it!!
This album proves that no matter what Willie still has the mojo to produce a top-notch album with all new songs. So glad I purchased this album!! :)
Does anyone cover a song better than Willie Nelson? His interpretation of 'The Scientist' sends an ache and a joy to the heart all at once. Each track brings pleasure to the ear and h is duets with his son perfectly matched.
A beautiful record. And at 70+ years of age, an inspiration!
Keep the music coming please Willie.
Great album. Listening to Willie and Merle on the first track, A Horse Called Music, is so soothing, such a beautiful song, I feel like I'm melting into it.
Born: 29 April 1933 in Abbott, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Willie Nelson
||Beer for My Horses||Toby Keith 35 Biggest Hits||3:31||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||On the Road Again||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||2:33||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Always On My Mind||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||3:32||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Seven Spanish Angels (With Ray Charles)||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||3:48||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||2:32||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Seven Spanish Angels||Ray Charles & Friends - Super Hits||3:49||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||2:18||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||To All the Girls I've Loved Before (With Willie Nelson)||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||3:31||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Blue Skies||Legend - The Best of Willie Nelson||3:32||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The Scientist||Heroes||5:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|