Willie Nelson Sings The Classics

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• November 1, 2011

Here’s an idea that just makes sense: a country icon performing an album’s worth of iconic country songs.

Luckily the idea is now a reality thanks to Willie Nelson, whose Remember Me, Vol. 1 is due for release Nov. 21 and features the legend tackling country classics from the top Billboard hits of the last 70 years. Included in the collection are Nelson’s take on hits made famous by Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, and more. Full tracklist with original artist is included below.

Remember Me, Vol. 1 was recorded with Nelson’s friend and producer James Stroud, along with A-list session players Eddie Bayers, David Hungate, Brent Mason, Biff Watson, Mickey Raphael, Sonny Garrish, John Hobbs, Aubrey Haynie, Wes Hightower and Cindy Walker. A second volume is expected in 2012.

Remember Me, Vol. 1 Tracklist:
1. Remember Me (Ernest Tubb)
2. Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
3. Why Baby Why (George Jones)
4. Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard)
5. I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow)
6. That Just About Does It (Vern Gosdin)
7. This Old House (Rosemary Clooney)
8. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Johnny Cash)
9. Smoke That Cigarette (Tex Williams)
10. Slowly (Webb Pierce)
11. A Satisfied Mind (Porter Wagoner)
12. Roly Poly (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys)
13. Release Me (Ray Price)
14. Ramblin’ Fever (Merle Haggard)
*15. More And More (Webb Pierce) *iTunes exclusive

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