Exclusive: Massive Box Celebrates Nelson's 75th

To celebrate Willie Nelson's 75th birthday on April 30, Legacy Recordings will roll out a series of special projects. Billboard.com can exclusively reveal that the first is the April 1 release "One He

To celebrate Willie Nelson's 75th birthday on April 30, Legacy Recordings will roll out a series of special projects. Billboard.com can exclusively reveal that the first is the April 1 release "One Hell of a Ride," a four-disc, 100-song boxed set.

The collection bundles together music from Nelson's stints with numerous record labels, beginning with tracks recorded in late 1954/early 1955 for KBOP radio in Pleasanton, Texas.

While the track list is still coming together, look for early 1960s takes on "Night Life," "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Crazy" plus iconic covers like Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'," Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" and Fred Rose's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."

Liner notes were penned by Joe Nick Patoski, whose Nelson biography, "An Epic Life," will hit bookstores this spring via Little, Brown.

Meanwhile, on April 29, Legacy will issue "#1s," a single-disc compilation of Nelson's chart-topping pop and country hits.

As previously reported, Nelson's new studio album, "Moment of Forever," is due Jan. 29 via Lost Highway. The set was co-produced by Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon.