Willie Nelson's next album will be a tribute to Harlan Howard!
Willie Nelson will turn 90 in a few months, and he continues to release new albums at breakneck speed.
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Willie Nelson will turn 90 in a few months, and he continues to release new albums at breakneck speed. Last year, Nelson released his LP "A Beautiful Time" and participated in the Billy Joe Shaver tribute album. Now he announced another new album, and this one is a dedication to an old colleague.
Before achieving icon status, Nelson was part of the Nashville songwriting system. He wrote “Crazy” for Patsy Cline over 60 years ago. In that world, one of the big names was: Harlan Howard. He was a behind-the-scenes legend who left us twenty years ago. Howard wrote or co-wrote such hits as Guy Mitchell's "Heartaches By The Number," Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," and Buck Owens ' "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail. " Howard also proved the oft-repeated phrase about how country music is "three chords and the truth." This will be in his style, definitely.
On his new album “I Don't Know A Thing About Love” – out March 3rd – Nelson covers ten Harlan Howard classics. The singer's son Micah Nelson made the cover, and Nelson recorded the LP with his longtime producer Buddy Cannon. For the first single, Nelson did a bluesy version of "Busted," a playful dirge about poverty that Howard had written in 1961.
In the early '60s, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles had hits with their versions of "Busted," and Willie Nelson recorded a live version of "Busted" as a duet with Charles in 2005.
The new Tracklist:
01 “Tiger By The Tail”
02 “The Chokin' Kind”
03 “Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache)”
04 “Life Turned Her That Way”
05 “I Don't Know A Thing About Love”
06 “Streets Of Baltimore”
08 “She Called Me Baby”
09 “Too Many Rivers”
10 “Beautiful Annabel Lee”
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