Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Nora Jones, “Here We Go Again”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

01. Hallelujah I Love Her So (Gospel 2-beat / Boogaloo / 4/4 Swing)
02. Come Rain or Come Shine (Walking Ballad)
03. Unchain My Heart (Bolero with Habanera bass)
04. Cryin’ Time (Country Ballad)
05. Losing Hand (Dirge with Chain-Gang Shuffle)
06. Hit The Road Jack (Gospel 2-beat / 4/4 Swing)
07. I’m Moving On (Boogaloo with Afro-Latin Backbeat / 4/4 Swing)
08. Busted (Gospel 12/8 Shuffle)
09. Here We Go Again (Rhythm & Blues 12/8 Shuffle)
10. Makin’ Whoopie (Hard-Bop 2-beat / 4/4 Swing)
11. I Love You So Much (It Hurts) (Waltz)
12. What’d I Say (Boogaloo)

Willie Nelson Sings ‘Promiseland’ With Lukas Nelson, Dave Matthews

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

www.RollingStone.com
by: Joseph Hudak

Willie Nelson was the 2019 honoree when the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing held its annual Grammy Week celebration on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Recognizing the “artistic achievements and creative genius” of the Country Music Hall of Fame member, the event featured remarks from Kacey Musgraves, who praised Nelson’s unexpected role as a unifier. “He has this really unique ability to unite and really bring people together. It’s unlike any artist I can think of,” she said. “Underdogs, outliers, Republicans, rappers, presidents. Everyone loves Willie.”

The icon’s sons Micah Nelson and Lukas Nelson performed some of their father’s songs, including a moving rendition of “Living in the Promiseland,” the centerpiece track, written by David Lynn Jones, off Nelson’s 1986 album The Promiseland. Nelson himself joined in, along with special guest Dave Matthews, who earlier performed “Crazy” with Lukas Nelson. The evening ended with a customary sing-along of “On the Road Again.”

Along with Musgraves and Matthews, Ziggy Marley, Lisa Loeb, Feist, songwriter Diane Warren and “Weird Al” Yankovic were in attendance.

Nelson is the 11th artist to be recognized by the Producers & Engineers Wing. Past honorees include T Bone Burnett, Neil Young, Jack White, and Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz.

Nelson is nominated for two Grammys at Sunday’s awards: Best American Roots Performance for the song “Last Man Standing” and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his Frank Sinatra homage My Way. Earlier this week, he announced a new hemp-infused coffee as part of his Willie’s Remedy wellness line.

Willie Nelson duets with Loretta Lynn, “Lay Me Down”

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Willie Nelson duet on new George Strait album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine”

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

www.wincountry.com

George Strait ’s thirtieth studio album,  Honky Tonk Time Machine , is set to arrive March 29. In keeping with the title, King George doesn’t appear on the cover: instead, it’s a picture of the Broken Spoke honky tonk in Austin, Texas.

The Country Music Hall of Famer co-wrote most of the album with longtime collaborator  Dean Dillon  and his son,  Bubba Strait . The family affair continues on the new track  “God and Country Music,”  which includes a guest vocal from his grandson,  Harvey Strait .

“I’m really excited to have some new music coming out,” Strait says. “It’s been about two years since I’ve released a record.”

“It was great writing with Bubba and Dean again and creating such a beautiful song with Bubba and  Jeff Hyde ,” he adds, referring specifically to the tune “What Goes Up.”

The album closes with a cut George co-wrote and sings with the Red-Headed Stranger.

“It was a very special thing for me to be able to write and sing one with the legend,  Willie Nelson ,” Strait continues. “I hope everyone enjoys listening to  Honky Tonk Time Machine  as much as I enjoyed making it.”

This weekend, George notches his twenty-first and twenty-second sold-out concerts in Las Vegas. He’s also adding a second show in Ft. Worth Texas on Saturday, November 23, due to high demand. Tickets go on sale next Friday.

Here’s the complete track listing for George Strait’s  Honky Tonk Time Machine , which comes out March 29:

“Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”
“Two More Wishes”
“Some Nights”
“God and Country Music” (with Harvey Strait)
“Blue Water”
“Sometimes Love”
“Codigo”
“Old Violin”
“Take Me Away”
“The Weight of the Badge”
“Honky Tonk Time Machine”
“What Goes Up”
“Sing One with Willie” (featuring Willie Nelson)

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Folsom Prison Blues”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Willie Nelson sings with Ronnie Milsap on “Ronnie Milsap: The Duets” album

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

www.texarkanagazette.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, “Ronnie Milsap: The Duets,” to be released Friday, just two days after his 76th birthday.

“I am a lot into the technical side of it,” he said during a recent interview at his home in Nashville. “I believe in certain types of microphones. I believe in certain pre-amplifiers.”

He says it took him a few years to finish the album because of scheduling, but he’s amassed an impressive list of partners, from Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Kacey Musgraves and many more.

“The whole trick was trying to find a time that Luke Bryan could come in or George Strait could come in,” Milsap said.

Born in North Carolina, Milsap was a wunderkind at musical instrumentation, learning gospel, country and pop music from radio and classical techniques from the State School for the Blind in Raleigh.

Early on in his career, he played piano on Elvis Presley records such as “Kentucky Rain,” in which the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll implored him for “more thunder on the piano, Milsap!”

After moving to Nashville, he bought a Music Row studio from Roy Orbison, renovating it and turning it into a hit factory, starting with his 1979 hit “Nobody Likes Sad Songs” through his major hits like “Stranger in My House.” He had the recording console equipped with a Braille label and kept it until 1995.

The studio known as Ronnie’s Place is still in use today by record label Black River Entertainment and that was where Milsap returned to record the new album. The six-time Grammy winner said he tried as much as possible to be in the studio with his duet partners when they were recording, rather than recording at separate times.

Full track listing:

1. “Southern Boys and Detroit Wheels” feat. Billy Gibbons
2. “Stranger in My House” feat. Luke Bryan
3. “Smoky Mountain Rain” feat. Dolly Parton
4. “Prisoner of the Highway” feat. Jason Aldean
5. “A Woman’s Love” feat. Willie Nelson
6. “Happy Happy Birthday” feat. Lucy Angel
7. “No Getting Over Me” feat. Kacey Musgraves
8. “Lost in the Fifties” feat. Little Big Town
9. “Houston Solution” feat. George Strait
10. “What a Woman Can Mean to a Man” feat. Jessie Key
11. “Misery Loves Company” feat. Leon Russell
12. “You’re Nobody” feat. Steven Curtis Chapman
13. “Shaky Ground” feat. Montgomery Gentry

Lukas Nelson andd Micah Nelson, “I Thought About You Lord” and medley (1/12/2019)

Monday, January 21st, 2019

One with Willie

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Terry Mahlum —

Willie and George have never performed together on stage, last night was the first time at Willie’s tribute

Willie Nelson and George Strait, “One With Willie” (January 12, 2019)

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Missing Ole Johnny Cash”

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Don’t Think Twice (it’s all right)”

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Pegi and Neil Young, “Comes a Time” (Bridge School) Rest in Peace, Pegi

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of Pegi Young this week, from cancer. Cancer sucks. Thinking of her boys and family.

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “I Still Miss Someone” (New Year’s Eve 1984)

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Willie Nelson New Year’s Eve Party 1984 – Night Life with BB King

Monday, December 31st, 2018