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.
The Sound of Your Memory
True love never hurt so bad. This is the most moving love song to come out since the turn of the century, if not longer. A true artist, full of pain from love lost. Many a man can relate!
The cover of "Just Breathe" was nicely done
Love This Song!
Brings tears to my eyes.
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|
||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|
||Good Hearted Woman||Ultimate Waylon Jennings||2:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain||16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nelson||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|