New Music From Willie Nelson, “Ride Me Back Home”

Willie Nelson completes a “mortality trilogy” that started with God’s Problem Child in 2017 and continued with Last Man Standing in 2018 with the release of Ride Me Back Home.

The 11-track Legacy Recordings LP once again finds the legendary musician tapping Buddy Cannon to produce and co-write some of the songs. Nelson also recorded a handful of covers including Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are” and Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture Of You.”

Willie’s sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson back their dad on Mac Davis’ “It’s Hard To Be Humble.” Additionally, Willie gave his old gem “Stay Away From Lonely Places” an updated take.

“I’m the biggest Willie Nelson fan there is, and I thought I knew every song that he ever did. But I had never heard that song. It sounded totally new to me,” said Buddy Cannon of the tune from 1972’s The Words Don’t Fit The Picture. “He’s a born troubadour. It’s the greatness: That early genius that was him and his songs is still there.”

Leave a Reply