Nelson releases "First Rose of Spring"
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Nelson releases "First Rose of Spring"

Friday, July 3, 2020 – At 87, Willie Nelson shows no signs of slowing down. Nelson is out today with "First Rose of Spring," Nelson's 70th album. The first single is "Don't Let The Old Man In," penned by Toby Keith. The songs "Our Song," "I'm The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised" and "We Are The Cowboys" were released earlier this year. "Im the Only Hell..." was written by Johnny Paycheck. The disc, produced as usual by Buddy Cannon, was supposed to have been released in April, but was delayed due to COVID-19.

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CD review - That's Life Willie Nelson's decades-old explorations into the Great American Songbook continue with his second Frank Sinatra tribute in less than three years - the solid and satisfying "That's Life." As with its 2018 predecessor "My Way," Nelson once again joined forces with the production team of Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings. Like that previous outing, Rollings' "That's Life" arrangements don't go far afield from those found on the tracks popularized by Sinatra. ...
CD review - First Rose of Spring It's been obvious for some time now that Willie Nelson is essentially super human. At the age of 87, he's as active as ever, a wizened presence, spiritual icon and guiding light for all those that adore country music and Americana. His prowess and proficiency remain undiminished, and the multiple albums he releases on a regular basis attest to the fact that he's not ready to retire any time soon...or ever even as far as that goes. While many of Nelson's recent works ...
CD review - Ride Me Back Home Time may be an enemy to most, but Willie Nelson seems a bit impervious to its ravages - a fact made evident on "Ride Me Back Home," a relaxed affair that showcases Nelson's still-strong voice and his sharp-as-ever songwriting and interpreting abilities. "Ride Me Back Home" is his 13th album for Legacy Recordings since joining the label in 2012 and coincidentally, it is also the 13th collaboration between Nelson and noted producer Buddy Cannon. This partnership, which ...


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