Nelson, Haggard, Price Pool Talents For New Album
Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed," due March 20 via Lost Highway.Country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price have wrapped work on a collaborative album, "Last of the Breed," due March 20 via Lost Highway. The double-disc set sports 22 songs recorded with producer Fred Foster in Nashville.
Kris Kristofferson guests on a cover of his "Why Me Lord," while Vince Gill handles backing vocals on Harlan Howard's "Heartaches by the Number." Additional cuts featured on the album include Cindy Walker's "Night Watch," Mickey Newbury's "Sweet Memories" and the new originals "Sweet Jesus" and "Back to Earth."
The Jordanaires add backing vocals throughout, while veteran session musicians Buddy Emmons and Johnny Gimble round out the recording.
Nelson, Haggard and Price are planning a March tour in support of the album, with Asleep At The Wheel serving as the backing band. Beforehand, Nelson has four U.K. dates on tap later this month as part of the Fleadh.