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Willie Nelson signs with Rounder

Friday, January 15, 2010 – Willie Nelson signed with Rounder Records, the label announced today. Nelson, who had been on Lost Highway, will release his debut "Country Music" on April 13.

Produced by T Bone Burnett, "Country Music" features old- time banjo master Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch and Burnett himself, all musicians featured on "Raising Sand," the CD from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Nelson tours more than 200 days a year and will continue to tour throughout 2010. He will be performing some songs from "Country Music" while on tour. A full touring slate will be announced later.

Songs on the CD are:

1. Man With The Blues

2. Seaman's Blues

3. Dark As A Dungeon

4. Gotta Walk Alone

5. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down

6. My Baby's Gone

7. Freight Train Boogie

8. Satisfied Mind

9. You Done Me Wrong

10. Pistol Packin' Mama

11. Ocean Of Diamonds

12. Drinking Champagne

13. I Am A Pilgrim

14. House of Gold

15. Nobody's Fault But Mine

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