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Willie Nelson celebrates a decade on Lost Highway

Monday, July 13, 2009 – Willie Nelson's next CD will feature highlights from his 10 years on Lost Highway Records, which he is leaving for his own label. "Lost Highway," due Aug. 11, will feature 17-tracks from 9 releases, including 3 unreleased songs and 1 previously digital-only release.

The CD features special guests, including Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Lucinda Williams, Rob Thomas, Shania Twain, Toby Keith and two Grammy Award-winning duets with Lee Ann Womack (Mendocino County Line) and Ray Price (Lost Highway). This collection contains songs penned by Nelson and also Jimmy Cliff, Cindy Walker, Bob Wills, Rob Thomas, Bernie Taupin, Eddy Arnold and Fred Rose.

Nelson's tounge-in-cheek Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other, which created a stir during its iTunes-only release, is included . The three previously unreleased songs. The three unreleased songs are Ain't Going Down On Brokeback Mountain from the Moment Of Forever sessions, while Superman" and Both Sides of GoodbyeThe song track is:
1.) "Maria (Shut Up And Kiss Me)" w/Rob Thomas Written by Rob Thomas, produced by Matt Serletic. From the album The Great Divide 2.) "Mendocino County Line" featuring Lee Ann Womack Written by Bernie Taupin and Matt Serletic, produced by Matt Serletic. From the album The Great Divide 3.) "Back To Earth" Written by Willie Nelson, produced by Ryan Adams. From the album Songbird
4.) "The Harder They Come" Written by Jimmy Cliff, produced by Don Was, additional produced by Richard Feldman From the album Countryman
5.) "Over You Again" featuring Ray Price Written by Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson and Lukas Nelson, produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney. From the album Moment Of Forever
6.) "You Don't Know Me" Written by Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold, produced by Fred Foster From the album You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker
7.) "Lost Highway" featuring Ray Price Written by Leon Payne, produced by Fred Foster From the Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price album Last Of The Breed
8.) "Beer For My Horses" featuring Toby Keith Written by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick
9.) "Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain" featuring Shania Twain Written by Fred Rose, produced by James Stroud From the album Willie Nelson & Friends: Live And Kickin'
10.) "Overtime" featuring Lucinda Williams Written by Lucinda Williams, produced by James Stroud From the album It Always Will Be
11.) "I'm Still Not Over You" featuring Ray Price Written by Willie Nelson, produced by Willie Nelson and Ray Price From the Willie Nelson and Ray Price album Run That By Me One More Time
12.) "Superman" (previously unreleased version) Written by Willie Nelson, produced by Chips Moman
13.) "Bubbles In My Beer" Written by Bob Wills, Cindy Walker and Tommy Duncan, produced by Fred Foster From the album You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker
14. "Crazy" featuring Diana Krall and Elvis Costello Written by Willie Nelson, produced by James Stroud From the album Willie Nelson & Friends: Live And Kickin'
15.) "Both Sides Of Goodbye" (previously unreleased) Written by Jackson Leap and Kim Williams, produced by Chips Moman
16.) "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other" Written by Ned Sublette, produced by Willie Nelson. From ITunes Sessions
17.) "Ain't Going Down On Brokeback Mountain" (previously unreleased) Written by Wynn Varble, Ben Hayslip and Brandon Kinney, produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney from the Moment Of Forever sessions

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