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The Hag, Willie and Ray Price join forces

Friday, January 19, 2007 – Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Ray Price are joining together to put out a new album, "Last of the New Breed," in March featuring classics and new songs.

The trio's first album together will be released by Lost Highway and lead to a tour as well.

"Last Of The Breed" is a 2-disc, 22-song collection of newly recorded versions of country classics.

The disc was was recorded in Nashville and produced by Fred Foster, who also produced Nelson's 2006 Grammy nominated "You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker."

Backing musicians on the project included steel guitar legend Buddy Emmons, fiddler Johnny Gimble and backing vocalists The Jordanaires.

Songs on the album include Harlan Howard's "Heartaches By The Number" (with Vince Gill on backing vocals), Cindy Walker's "Night Watch," Mickey Newbury's "Sweet Memories" and Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me Lord," featuring Kristofferson singing backing vocals. The Trio also cut a couple of recently penned songs with Nelson's "Back To Earth" and Haggard's "Sweet Jesus," co-written with Kenny Vernon.

The Hag, Nelson and Price will head out on a tour in support of "Last Of The Breed" with the acclaimed Asleep At The Wheel as their backing band. The tour will include stops in New York, Nashville, Las Vegas, Detroit and Colorado Springs.

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