Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey Make Music Together

Mariah Carey and Willie Nelson have co-written a song for a movie she is filiming now entitled, “Tennessee.”  This is the blurb from www.mtv.com

Carey’s got another influence her fans might not recognize — at least for the song in her upcoming movie “Tennessee.” Her character, Krystal, is a waitress — just like Carey’s role in 2002’s “WiseGirls” — but this time, she’s also an aspiring songwriter. Through the course of the story, as she joins two brothers on their journey to find their estranged father, she writes a song and performs it in a bar.

Krystal’s song is being co-written by Carey and Willie Nelson. Carey hasn’t shot the scene yet (it will be filmed next week), but in another part of the movie, she’ll hint at her influence by singing a bit of Nelson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night” a cappella, according to the film’s rep.

Carey started shooting “Tennessee” in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico, last month. She’s back there shooting this week, before shooting her bar scenes in Nashville and wrapping her one month of production. No release date has been set for the film.

Meanwhile, her next album, “which is really early on in the creative process,” is due this fall, according to her label rep.

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