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“True Love,” a beautiful new song written by Willie and Buddy Cannon for Willie’s new album, ‘God’s Problem Child.’
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by: Carrie Horton
Toby Keith and Willie Nelson teamed up to perform an epic cover of Merle Haggard‘s “Rambin’ Fever” at the Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard tribute concert in Nashville on April 6. Click play above to watch the duo perform Haggard’s 1977 hit, and scroll down to check out a special solo performance from Keith.
Originally released as part of Haggard’s 1977 album of the same name, “Ramblin’ Fever” is characterized by the country icon’s signature songwriting, which reads like a story, and his ability to portray bravado and compassion in the same breath. When lyrics such as “If someone said I ever gave a damn, they damn sure told you wrong” combine with the quavering warble of Haggard’s vocals, listeners can’t help but wonder if he really does care more than he lets on.
During Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, Nelson made multiple appearances onstage, performing hits from his and Haggard’s 1983 collaborative record Pancho & Lefty as well as solo-Haggard hits such as “Rambin’ Fever.” Along with his appearance with Keith, Nelson also performed “Pancho and Lefty” with Kenny Chesney and “Reasons to Quit” with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
Keith also performed more than once during the special concert event, taking the stage a second time for a solo performance of Haggard’s 1971 chart-topper “Carolyn.” Originally released as the second single from his Someday We’ll Look Back album, the song earned Haggard his 11th No. 1 hit and was the perfect tune for Keith to perform in his honor.
Other artists who took the stage to honor Haggard during Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard included Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited the TJ Martell Foundation.
Happy Birthday Loretta Lynn, who turns 85 today.
Another beautiful performance from “Trigger” can be heard on ‘God’s Problem Child,’ the new Willie Nelson album, available April 28.Head to Pledge Music to pre-order: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/willienelson Amazon: https://willienelson.lnk.to/gdp
Posted by Willie Nelson on Thursday, April 13, 2017
Another beautiful performance from “Trigger” can be heard on ‘God’s Problem Child,’ the new Willie Nelson album, available April 28.
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God’s Problem Child
“You’ve been down every highway
Burned your share of bridges
You found forgiveness
You think that you’re still a young bull rider
Till you look in the mirror and see an old timer”
The wait is almost over for Willie Nelson’s new album, “God’s Problem Child”, set to be released by Sony Records next month, on April 28th. We keep getting teased with these amazing new videos of songs from the new album, like this beautiful video for the song, “Old Timer.”
“God’s Problem Child,” due April 28, is Nelson’s ninth studio album since he signed a new record deal with Sony Legacy in 2012, an average of two per year.Willie’s 7th Legacy collection, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin , won a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category this year. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart following its release in February 2016. This is Willie’s 12th Grammy over the course of his career.
Once again, Willie collaborated with friends on his new album, and the result is all the magic and majestry that his collaborations continue to give us. He and Nashville friend, producer, songwriter Buddy Cannon wrote eight new songs on this latest collection, including, “Old Timer”. Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White and Willie wrote the title song, “God’s Problem Child” together. The last song on the album, “He won’t Ever Be Gone” was written by Willie and Gary Nicholson, a tribute to their friend Merle Haggard.
“We weren’t planning on making a concept record or anything,” Cannon told music journalist Mikal Gilmore in an essay about the album. “He’s a born troubadour. That early genius that was him and his songs is still there.”
If you can’t wait for your favorite local independent record store to sell it on April 28th, you can pre-order it here:
WILLIE NELSON – GOD’S PROBLEM CHILD
1. Little House On The Hill (Lyndel Rhodes)
2. Old Timer (Donnie Fritz / Lenny LeBlanc)
3. True Love (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
4. Delete And Fast Forward (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
5. A Woman’s Love (Mike Reid / Sam Hunter)
6. Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
7. Butterfly (Sonny Throckmorton / Mark Sherrill)
8. Still Not Dead (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
9. God’s Problem Child (Jamey Johnson / Tony Joe White)
10. It Gets Easier (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
11. Lady Luck (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
12. I Made A Mistake (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
13. He Won’t Ever Be Gone (Gary Nicholson)
Willie Nelson & Legacy Recordings – In February 2012, Willie Nelson entered into an historic new record deal with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, marking a label homecoming for Nelson, who, from 1975-1993, had cut a phenomenal string of top-selling singles and albums for Columbia Records, beginning with 1975’s seminal smash Red Headed Stranger. New titles by the artist under the Legacy imprint will include newly recorded songs and performances as well as archival releases, personally curated by the artist, drawn from all phases of his career including his recordings for RCA Records and others.
Since signing with Legacy, Willie Nelson has sold more than 1 million albums for the label.
Nelson’s album releases for Legacy Recordings have included:
For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price (2016)
Summertime:Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2016)
Django and Jimmie (2015)
December Day: Willie’s Stash, Vol. 1 (2014)
Band of Brothers (2014)
To All The Girls… (2013)
Let’s Face The Music And Dance (2013)