Seven-time Grammy Award winner and country music icon Willie Nelson has signed a deal with Legacy Records to release archived performances and material from his past catalog as well as new tracks, the label announced today.
Legacy, the catalog wing of Sony Music Entertainment, will also release five new albums of Nelson's material, with the first due to come this Spring.
Nelson will be personally curating the archival releases, working with the label to hand-pick previously released and unreleased tracks spanning his entire six-decade career that will be included in new compilations and as bonus material on album reissues.
Sony was the label that Nelson was signed to when he released his multi-platinum selling concept album Red Headed Stranger on Columbia Records in 1975.
"I'm really happy to be back home with Sony Music. We have been partners for many years; all the way back to Pamper Music and Tree Music," said Nelson in a press release. " We share a great history, and I'm looking forward to many more years together."
"There's a natural and organic relationship between new recording projects and catalog activity that promises to ensure the lasting importance of Willie and his music," added Adam Block, Executive Vice President/General Manager of Legacy Recordings, in the release.