13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A few years into his 80s, and Willie Nelson’s touch is as light and comforting as ever. God’s Problem Child is a mellow, often reflective set of outlaw country and folk that finds Nelson wrestling directly with mortality—sometimes gravely (the touching “Old Timer”), sometimes not (the hilariously straight-faced “Still Not Dead,” as in, “I woke up still not dead again today”). It concludes with a salute to his old friend and longtime duet partner Merle Haggard on “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

A few years into his 80s, and Willie Nelson’s touch is as light and comforting as ever. God’s Problem Child is a mellow, often reflective set of outlaw country and folk that finds Nelson wrestling directly with mortality—sometimes gravely (the touching “Old Timer”), sometimes not (the hilariously straight-faced “Still Not Dead,” as in, “I woke up still not dead again today”). It concludes with a salute to his old friend and longtime duet partner Merle Haggard on “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings
103 Ratings
Jeapa

Willie Still Making Great Music, Not Just for Country Music Fans!

We're glad Willie Nelson’s “Still Not Dead” at 84 (April 2017), as he continues to collaborate with his longtime producer/songwriter/friend Buddy Cannon on his 69th studio album “God’s Problem Child”. The result is a wonderful, introspective journey through Willie’s multitude of musical styles. Whether he’s poking fun at himself with “Still Not Dead,” reminiscing with “Old Timers”, “God’s Problem Child,” “Little House On the Hill”, or honoring the memory of Merle Haggard with “He Won’t Ever Be Gone”…. Willie serves up each song in his style, and still sounds great doing it. This is one of the best albums I’ve heard this year, and sure to see it nominated for a Grammy. Who said smoking pot is bad for you? I guess not for Willie! Enjoy!

DnK #1

Willie Nelson - It Gets Easier.

One of his very best songs ever done!! I had to buy it as soon as I heard it for the first time!! But I have to say Willie is the greatest in country music!! You are the man Willie!!! Would give 10 stars if it would let me!!!!!

Lucas N.

Good Country

This is the only kind of country in the world that matters and speaks volumes to my heart. The kind of old country that actually means something. I have always love Willie Nelson, and my grandpa as well. It's just the 'feels' you get when you listen. I am a huge fan of old country, and odd for me for my generation, I know, since I'm 21. But honestly, I can't stand any other country except for the old. The way it speaks to the heart and soul is something that can't be found anywhere else. Amen and God Bless.

About Willie Nelson

Even before he became the Red Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson was already a Nashville songwriting legend, providing Patsy Cline with her 1961 signature tune, “Crazy.” But as a fledgling performer in his own right, the clean-cut honky-tonker’s humble approach and conversational croon was increasingly at odds with mainstream country music’s tilt toward variety-show glitz. Upon joining the post-hippie roots-music radicals taking over the Austin scene (and swearing off barbers forevermore), the Texas-born Nelson became an icon of the ’70s outlaw-country movement, favoring a stripped-down style that could both evoke desert-highway vistas (“On the Road Again”) and initiate the most intimate of conversations (“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”). But Nelson’s brand of down-home simplicity shouldn’t be confused with dogmatic purism (he’s also no stranger to adult-contemporary crossovers, like his duet with Julio Iglesias, “To All the Girls I've Loved Before”). Rather, he’s always searching for the most direct route to the soul of a song, whether he’s elevating the country standard “Always on My Mind” to the realm of modern hymn, or bringing a wistful, lived-in wisdom to Great American Songbook perennials like “Georgia on My Mind.” In the 21st century, Nelson’s outlaw ethos has continued to manifest itself in all sorts of surprising ways: He’s become America’s most visible pro-marijuana activist and Snoop Dogg’s unlikeliest duet partner.

HOMETOWN
Abbott, TX
GENRE
Country
BORN
April 29, 1933

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