In a celebrated career that's extended over a half century, Willie Nelson is immediately recognizable as one of our nation's most celebrated singer-songwriters. After almost two decades, he has put both of those unique talents together with an album of predominantly original material, titled Band of Brothers.
Willie Nelson's musical gifts ring as true as ever, and they're brilliantly captured on this album. 14 recordings, nine of which feature new music and lyrics written by Willie, comprise in one of his most personal albums in years. The man who penned elegant country standards from "Crazy" to "Funny How Time Slips Away" is in rare form with deeply introspective tracks including "The Wall" and "Send Me A Picture". Elsewhere, songs like the rollicking "Wives and Girlfriends" and "Used To Her" prove his continued gift for wit and wisdom when it comes to affairs of the heart. Willie also delivers signature interpretations of Vince Gill's "Whenever You Come Around", Billy Joe Shaver's "The Git Go" (a duet with Jamey Johnson) and Billy Anderson's aptly titled "Songwriter". Buddy Cannon returns as producer and co-writer, having collaborated with Willie on all four of his albums for Legacy.
Band of Brothers comes hot on the heels of a whirlwind of activity surrounding the legendary performer, already a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner, a Kennedy Center honoree and one of the first recipients of a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Popular Music. Nelson, whose association with the Sony Music family goes back to his 1964 signing to RCA Records and an extraordinary stint with Columbia Records from 1975 to 1993, signed to Legacy Recordings in 2012, releasing the acclaimed Heroes that same year, followed by Let's Face The Music and Dance (2013), a collection of pop, jazz and country standards.
To All the Girls..., a collection of new duets with eighteen female duet partners, was released in October 2013 becoming Nelson's first Top 10 placement on the pop charts in over 30 years. Having turned 80 in 2013, Willie shows no signs of slowdown, continuing to tour and record at the pace of a man half his age.
1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In the Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives and Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
1. Used To Her
2. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
3. Band of Brothers
4. Hard To Be An Outlaw
5. Crazy Like Me
6. The Songwriters
7. I've Got A Lot of Traveling To Do