Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish, “Moonlight in Vermont” (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish and Paul Shaffer perform “Moonlight in Vermont” live at the Farm Aid concert in Tinley Park, Illinois on October 3rd, 1998.

Rob Halford would love to do a duet with Willie Nelson, “He’s like a god”

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford took part in a question-and-answer session with Full Metal Jackie of the 95.5 KLOS radio station on Friday, October 4 from The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

Asked if there are any artists that he would like to collaborate with in the future, Halford — who is promoting his upcoming festive-themed LP “Celestial” — said: “There’s a beautiful song on this album called ‘Morning Star, and I kind of put that song together pretty quickly. I was in the kitchen of my house playing acoustic guitar and this song just started to happen.

And as I was playing it, I could hear Willie Nelson in the background singing along with me. And I thought, ‘How could would this be, for The Metal God and Willie Nelson to do kind of a duet?’ And he’s like a God, right? Willie Nelson is a God.

And as luck would have it, Willie is on the same label as I am — Sony/Legacy. So we’re trying to see if that could be a possibility. I mean, I would just be jaw on the floor; I’d be the total fanboy geek. You would have to give me an hour to get over the fact that Willie might be sitting there with a microphone.

I would love that to happen — just because he’s special, and I love Willie. I love what he does with his music; I love what he does for America; I love the way he supports the farmers and the very important people that put the food on our tables here. So he’s iconic in many, many ways. So that would be great if that could happen.”

Read article, listen to interview here.

Willie Nelson & Friends, “I’ll Fly Away” (Farm Aid 2019 finale)

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Owens”Sing Me Back Home” (Anaheim Stadium October 1980)

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey, “On the Road Again”

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Johnny Rodriguez – Forgiving You Was Easy (Live at Farm Aid 1985)

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Willie Nelson sings on new Kinky Friedman album, “Resurrection”

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
by: Jonathan Bernstein

This fall, Kinky Friedman will be releasing Resurrection, a new studio album of original songs produced by Larry Campbell. After all but retiring from songwriting for three-plus decades, Friedman’s latest album follows in the wake of last year’s Circus of Life, a meditative collection that rejuvenated the Texas singer-songwriter’s drive to make music in his eighth decade. “Circus of Life was more of an intellectual’s record,” Friedman tells Rolling Stone Country. “I mean, I hate intellectuals, but I am one, some of the time.” 

Unlike the sparse solo-acoustic Circus of Life, Kinky’s latest is a fully-arranged roots record that Campbell and Friedman made with Americana radio in mind. 

“I think a lot of people are going to hear this record, and that will make the Kinkster very happy, or, I should say, will make the Kinkster barely happy,” he says. “You can do something great, but just to get it played on the radio, well, that was Bob Dylan’s original goal, and I guess it’s mine as well. This is the best shot at that happening.”

The accompanying title track to Resurrection serves as a prime example of Friedman and Campbell’s goal to find a wider audience for the 74-year-old singer-songwriter. The song is a charging Texas-country number featuring Willie Nelson joining in halfway through the song to sing with his old friend Friedman:

“What’s in my heart is in my soul is in a day-old donut hole,” Friedman and Nelson sing in the spirited ode to late-in-life perseverance.

To promote the release of Resurrection, Friedman will be touring the United States throughout November, including a date in New York celebrating the legacy of the long-shuttered Lonestar Cafe, where Friedman used to play a weekly show in the Eighties. 

Resurrection will be released on October 15th. 

Jimmy Buffett joins Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real at the Troubadour (2/19/19)

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Jimmy mixes up the lyrics to Margarittaville”

“Some people say that there’s a woman to blame,
but I know, it’s all Willie’s fault.”

Willie Nelson duets with Sheryl Crow on, “Threads”

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
by: Gayle Thompson

Sheryl Crow’s final Threads album is out, and it is filled with some of music’s biggest stars, including country music greats like Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and more. Crow invited some of the artists she is a fan of to join her on each of the 17 tracks on the record, including stars across genre lines, like James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Vince Gill and others.

“The common thread is music and the people that made them,” Crow told her record label about making Threads. “When I reflect on my career, I reflect on a 7-year-old who was obsessed with records and would pour over the album credits and would dream about becoming a Stevie Nicks or a Bonnie Raitt or an Emmylou Harris or a Keith Richards.

“That thread, from the moment of being inspired by musicians and music, runs all the way through my life creatively and personally,” she continued. “And it leads me, actually, into this next generation of young artists who are still inspiring me to make music and do what I’m doing.”

Crow’s list of guest artists reads like a who’s who of music industry greats, but there’s one singer she tried to get to collaborate with, but logistically couldn’t make it happen.

“The one collaboration that didn’t and couldn’t happen was with Elton [John],” Sheryl admitted per ABC News. “He and I have collaborated through the years but never recorded. He’s on his final tour and when he’s off, he wants to be home. And I totally understood that.”

See a complete track list for Threads below, and purchase the record at

1. Prove You Wrong ft. Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris
2. Live Wire ft. Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples
3. Tell Me When It’s Over ft. Chris Stapleton
4. Story Of Everything ft. Chuck D, Andra Day & Gary Clark Jr.
5. Beware Of Darkness ft. Eric Clapton, Sting & Brandi Carlile
6. Redemption Day ft. Johnny Cash
7. Cross Creek Road ft. Lukas Nelson & Neil Young (digital/physical) / ft. Margo Price & Neil Young (vinyl)
8. Everything Is Broken ft. Jason Isbell
9. The Worst ft. Keith Richards
10. Lonely Alone ft. Willie Nelson
11. Border Lord ft. Kris Kristofferson
12. Still The Good Old Days ft. Joe Walsh
13. Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You ft. St. Vincent
14. Don’t ft. Lucius
15. Nobody’s Perfect ft. Emmylou Harris
16. Flying Blind ft. James Taylor
17. For The Sake Of Love ft. Vince Gill

“Sing one with Willie” — George Strait and Willie Nelson

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Listen here.

Willie Nelson duet included on 50th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s, “My Way”

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

A 50th anniversary edition of Frank Sinatra’s classic album, My Way, is being released with several bonus tracks – including a duet with Willie Nelson – on October 11, via Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

Released on Reprise in March 1969, and produced by Don Costa and Sonny Burke, My Way features a varied collection of contemporary pop songs, including “Yesterday,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “For Once in My Life,” and the iconic title track. Recorded on December 30, 1968, in just one take, “My Way” long considered one of Sinatra’s signature songs, peaked at just #27 in the U.S. (It stayed on the U.K. charts for a record-breaking 75 weeks.)

The My Way 50th anniversary set features four bonus tracks, including a live version of the title track, recorded at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1971.

Listen to the duet with Willie Nelson

Frank Sinatra: My Way (50th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing
1.Watch What Happens
2. Didn’t We
3. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
4. Yesterday
5. All My Tomorrows
6. My Way
7. A Day In The Life Of A Fool
8. For Once In My Life
9. If You Go Away
10. Mrs. Robinson

Bonus Tracks: (*Not on LP version)
11. My Way – duet with Willie Nelson
12. My Way – duet with Luciano Pavarotti
13. My Way – Live at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 1971
14. My Way – Live at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX, October 14, 1987

Throughout his seven-decade career, Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum, and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Oscar® winner also appeared in more than 60 films and produced eight motion pictures.

Sinatra was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy, the Screen Actors Guild and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Lukas Nelson and Scooter Jennings, “The Last Thing I Needed (first thing this morning)

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Willie Nelson & Roger Miller, “Old Friends” (Farm Aid)

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson sing with Brantley Gilbert on new album, “Fire and Brimstone”

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
by: Kirsten Spruch

Brantley Gilbert has announced that his forthcoming album, Fire & Brimstone, will be released Oct. 4 via The Valory Music Co.

This marks the Georgia native’s first album in almost three years, following 2017’s The Devil Don’t Sleep. The LP will feature Lindsay Ell, Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and Lukas and Willie Nelson. “Bad Boy” is the latest single, while “What Happens In a Small Town,” “Man That Hung the Moon,” “Not Like Us” and “Welcome to Hazeville” are all also out now.

All 15 tracks on the album were written and co-written by the country singer-songwriter and focus in on being a father and a husband.

“I know it sounds crazy, but never did I once bring a lyric sheet into the studio with me,” Gilbert said of the recording process in a statement. “I feel like I am at this stage in my career where I am confident enough to let the music take me where it’s meant to go, no matter how down and dirty that might be. There is no doubt that this is the album that allowed me to grow up musically.”

Track List:

1. “Fire’t Up” 
2. “Not Like Us”
3. “Welcome To Hazeville” (featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson)
4. “What Happens In A Small Town” (featuring Lindsay Ell) 
5. “She Ain’t Home”
6. “Lost Soul’s Prayer”
7. “Tough Town” 
8. “Fire & Brimstone” (featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss)
9. “Laid Back Ride” 
10. “Bad Boy”
11. “New Money” 
12. “Breaks Down”
13. “Man Of Steel”
14. “Never Gonna Be Alone” 
15. “Man That Hung The Moon” 

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, “Pancho and Lefty”

Sunday, July 21st, 2019