Nelson, Hag team up again
Thursday, March 26, 2015
– Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a new album.
Nelson tweeted on Wednesday, "Willie and @MerleHaggard are pairing up again!"
The album will be called "Django & Jimmie," which references guitarist Django Reinhardt, an influence on Nelson, and Jimmie Rodgers. The Hag recorded a Rodgers tribute disc, "Same Train, A Different Time," in 1969.
Nelson mentioned the CD when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live from SXSW last week. The first single is "It's All Gone to Pot." The single will be out April 20.
Nelson and Haggard previously released "Pancho & Lefty" in 1983; "Seashores of Old Mexico" in 1987 and "Last of the Breed" with the late Ray Price in 2007.
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