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.
Incredible! I know it's good when it gives me goosebumps. Chilling! Willie's vocals and lyrics translate into feelings that hit nerves the way piano keys hit notes. My man takes another evolutionary turn and he just keeps gettin' better and knocking' down doors. Mainstream radio just don't get it!
Willie is the King
He's always been my favorite. What a beautiful voice - and he's still got it. Willie, you are still the best! Hopefully this album will spark new Willie fans!
Heroes by Old guy/ old country
I stopped listening to country 10 years ago. Singers that can not sing (live), and overly produced, inane lyrics...you know, the "formula" thing they do today. However, I'm a Willie fan so I decided to check out "Heroes". WOW! I've listened to this cd at least 10 times. It's wonderful! The lyrics, impeccably sung and played melodys combined with great duets from Lucas and all. This cd should be mandatory listening to all of the so called country "artists" currently faking their way through badly written , "sound the same" tunes "stuff" they are putting out. Heroes proves you do not have to overwhelm the audience with so many notes, played simultaneously that you can't discern what's being played on which instrument. It's minilistic (is that a word?) approach is soothing and entertaining as heck. Willie is getting better as he gets older. This album is soooooo good!
Born: April 29, 1933 in Abbott, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Willie Nelson
||Pancho and Lefty||The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On the Road Again||16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nelson||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Always On My Mind||16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nelson||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Seven Spanish Angels (With Ray Charles)||Half Nelson||3:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Always On My Mind||Always On My Mind||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys||Waylon & Willie||2:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beer for My Horses||Unleashed||3:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Remastered)||Ultimate Waylon Jennings||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Scientist||Heroes||5:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||On the Road Again||The Essential Willie Nelson||2:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|