Willie Nelson’s on his way to Nashville; to record BlueGrass Album with T Bone Burnett

Willie Nelson called in from his bus today and talked with Bill Mack and fans, on Willie’s Place on Sirius/XM Radio.

Willie said he had a great time in Hawaii, spending time with family and friends (Kris Kristofferson, Woody Harrelson, Owen (I think Owen) Wilson, and Don Nelson and others) playing cards and dominoes.

He is back on the mainland now, and called on his way to Nashville, where he said he will be recording a bluegrass album with T Bone Burnette.  He said this is the first bluegrass album he has ever recorded, and there is a long list of songs they are considering, including ‘Sixteen Tons,’ ‘Dark as a Dungeon,’ and ‘Satisfied Mind,’ to name a few.   

Willie and Bill talked again about recording an album together, which would include Bill’s famous, ‘Drinking Champaigne.’  Willie sang a few bars of it and it sounded great.   Willie suggested other songs they might include:  ‘Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth; I’m Kissing You Goodbye,’ ‘I Can’t Get Over You, So You Get Up and Answer the Phone,’ and ‘If I Had to Do It All Over Again; I’d Do it All Over You.”  Can’t wait for that album, either!

Willie invited folks to come to the Farm Aid concert, and to visit www.FarmAid.org to purchase tickets or to donate to Farm Aid.  He gave a little update on performers scheduled to play Farm Aid, too, and said that in addition to himself, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Matthew Houck and Phosporescent, Wilco, Jason Mraz and Jamey Johnson, that the Blackwoods, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, and Billy Joe Shaver would also be performing.

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