Willie Nelson sings, “Pistol Packing Mama”


Thanks so much to Chris Parton, of CMT for sharing this video with us all.

“The last time I saw Willie Nelson perform “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” it was in the middle of a show comprised almost entirely of classic songs — but none of them were Nelson’s. It was at the Ryman Auditorium and I figured that Nelson just needed a break from the usual list of fan favorites. As it turns out, tough, he was previewing songs from his upcoming album, Country Music. In this performance from PBS Soundstage, we get a sense of what that project will be like when it’s released on April 20. Like the rest of the songs on Country Music, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” has a little bluegrass flavor, adding one more musical style to Nelson’s ever-expanding bag of tricks.”

— Chris Parton


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