Country music legend Willie Nelson has teamed with celebrated producer T-Bone Burnett for “Country Music,” an album which marks the first release of his recently inked deal with Rounder Records. “Country Music” is due on April 13.
Nelson, who spends more than 200 days a year on the road, will include songs from the album in his sets throughout 2010. “Country Music” features musicians like banjo player Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch and Burnett himself, all veterans of the sessions for the Grammy winning “Rising Sand” album by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.
The Nelson album is just one of the special releases Rounder has planned for 2010 as the label marks its 40th anniversary. On Mar. 2, he celebrated indie from Boston will release “Rounder Records’ 40th Anniversary Concert,” an event that was recorded in october 2009 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Performs on the set include Rounder favorites like Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck and Irma Thomas, among others. The concert will also be broadcast as a PBS television specials nationally throughout March.
Other planned Rounder releases for 2010 include new albums from Alison Krauss & Union Station, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kaki King.
Willie Nelson’s “Country Music” track listing is:
“Man With The Blues”
“Dark As A Dungeon”
“Gotta Walk Alone”
“Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down”
“My Baby’s Gone”
“Freight Train Boogie”
“You Done Me Wrong”
“Pistol Packin’ Mama”
“Ocean Of Diamonds”
“I Am A Pilgrim”
“House of Gold”
“Nobody’s Fault But Mine”