Saturday, June 22, 2024

Willie Nelson Sets 98th Studio Album “A Beautiful Time” to Celebrate 89th Birthday Featuring 5 New Songs


Willie Nelson is eternal.

For his 89th birthday, Willie is releasing a whole new album featuring 5 new songs he wrote with collaborator Buddy Cannon.

Are you ready for this? It’s Willie’s 98th studio album according to Wikipedia. If you see him, ask him what number 47 was. I’ll bet he knows!

“A Beautiful Time” comes on Friday,April 29th. Amazing. It also includes covers of Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song” and The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends.”

Produced by Willie’s longtime musical collaborator Buddy Cannon, “A Beautiful Time” is “a fully-realized new studio album” showcasing Willie and Trigger (his signature guitar) playing with musicians including Jim “Moose” Brown (B-3 organ, Wurlitzer), Fred Elringham (drums), Barry Bales (upright bass), Bob Terry (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, steel guitar), James Mitchell (electric guitar) and the patented harmonic stylings of Mickey Raphael. Melonie Cannon sings backup on five of the album’s tracks.

There’s nothing new to post so here’s something great from the past

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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