Music Review: Willie Nelson
Some have lamented that Nelson hasn’t come out with enough new albums in the past decade. But with a catalog of 62 studio albums, 10 lives albums, 37 compilations, and even 2 soundtracks…who are we to judge? The guy’s got enough music out there, and even if you do have every one of his albums, there’s gotta be one you haven’t spun in awhile.
The “Red Headed Stranger” has just released a new album of 14 tracks, all traditional Willie, and none of them written by him. Instead, this new release is 14 hand-picked country and folk songs from the past 70 years. He interprets old hits such as Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and Merle Haggard’s “Today I Started Loving You Again.” Although they’re not “his” songs, you get the best of both worlds: some of the greatest country music ever written performed by one of the greatest country artists of all time. It’s an omnibus of grand proportions with Willie at the wheel.