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Wily Willie

Willie Nelson sings about livin’, lovin’ and makin’ music

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Willie Nelson

Band of Brothers

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The iconic singer-songwriter, 81, sounds as musically wily as ever on these nine all-new co-written originals plus five tunes thoughtfully plucked from the song saddlebags of other artists and writers—including Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around,” and a Billy Joe Shaver tune, “The Git Go,” which becomes a bluesy duet with Jamey Johnson—as he weaves a loose, lively overall theme about life, loving, living and making music with his compadres.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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Willie & The Women

A ride around the singing corral with a bevy of female partners

WillieNelson_ToAllTheGirlsWillie Nelson: To All the Girls…

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He’s 80 years old, but still churning out the tunes—and roping in the ladies. Taking the name for his latest CD from half of the title of his 1984 duet with Julio Iglesias (the missing part is “…I’ve Loved Before”), the venerable crooning cowboy saddles up with a bevy of female singing partners, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Brandi Carlile, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones, for this jaunt around the musical corral. The 18 tunes include a wide-ranging selection of Nelson originals, standards from the American songbook, and other gems from Bruce Springsteen, Waylon Jennings, Bill Withers and Merle Haggard.

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