Willie Nelson announces new family-centric album
The country music legend is releasing a new studio album, The Willie Nelson Family, with contributions from said family.
Nelson’s sister Bobbie, his daughters Amy and Paula, and his sons Lukas and Micah are all expected to make an appearance on the album.
Paul English, long-time drummer and a close friend to Nelson, will also feature after passing away early last year aged 87.
The album itself will contain Nelson’s own stylings of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Kris Kristofferson’s Why Me, and A.P. Carter’s Keep it on the Sunnyside.
Excited to announce The @WillieNelson Family record is coming out on November 19! The whole family came together for this and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Pre-order and listen to our new version of #FamilyBible now: https://t.co/jYVKpuCImI pic.twitter.com/aSwyXdUwEU
— Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (@lukasnelson) September 23, 2021
The new album isn’t the first time Nelson’s family has shown off their musical talents, as son Lukas has been building a career just like his dad’s.
Lukas was recently brought on to the film A Star Is Born as an “authenticity consultant” by Bradley Cooper, who took inspiration for his character’s look and sound from Nelson.
Lukas also came away from the movie with soundtrack credits and screen time, making an appearance alongside his band Promise of the Real as Cooper’s backing group.
The Willie Nelson Family is Nelson’s second album released this year, following his second volume of Frank Sinatra’s covers, That’s Life, which was released in February.
— Lukas Nelson & POTR (@POTR) May 13, 2017
Nelson has also had an eventful year outside of music, after celebrating his 88th birthday over a four-day online event in April, hosted by daughter Paula, her siblings, and Nelson’s sister Bobbie.
Earlier in March, Nelson’s wife Annie was spotted administering COVID-19 vaccinations as a volunteer.
Annie Nelson, wife of iconic Texas Musician Willie Nelson was out providing COVID19 vaccinations at Kelly Reeves Stadium Monday morning.Annie volunteered after she & Willie got their second shot-was deputize by family hospital systems to work the vaccination line @fox7austin pic.twitter.com/LMIm5ngHgF
— rudy koski (@KoskionFOX7) March 1, 2021
Nelson’s latest album is due to be released on November 19.
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