Willie Nelson Teams With Ryan Adams For Songbird

Willie Nelson
For his new album Songbird, 73 year-old superstar Willie Nelson has teamed up with 31 year-old singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. Set to hit streets October 31st on Lost Highway, all 11 songs were produced by Adams, featuring his band the Cardinals backing Nelson. The album features covers of Gram Parson's "$1000 Wedding," Christine McVie's "Songbird," the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter favorite "Stella Blue" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

In addition to the covers, Nelson reworks his own "Rainy Day Blues," "Sad Songs & Waltzes" and "We Don't Run," as well as the traditional "Amazing Grace."

Willie Nelson is currently on tour with John Fogerty and will be doing a string of shows on his own in September that will take him to Austin City Limits and Farm Aid.

08.16 | Riverbend Music Center | Cincinnati, OH*
08.17 | Kresge Auditorium | Interlochen, MI*
08.18 | DTE Energy Music Center | Clarkston, MI*
08.19 | Verizon Wireless Music Center | Noblesville, IN*
08.20 | Charter One Pavilion | Chicago, IL*
08.22 | UMB Bank Pavilion (Riverport Amphitheatre) | St. Louis, MO*
08.23 | Starlight Theatre | Kansas City, MO*
08.26 | Journal Pavilion | Albuquerque, NM*
08.27 | The Cricket Pavilion | Phoenix, AZ*
08.30 | Palace Casino | Lemoore, CA*
08.31 | Mountain Winery | Saratoga, CA
09.03 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
09.04 | Deer Valley Amphitheater | Park City, UT
09.07 | Flamingo Hilton Ballroom & Amphitheater | Laughlin, NV
09.08 | Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
09.09 | Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
09.10 | Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles, CA
09.16 | Austin City Limits Music Festival | Austin, TX
09.30 | Tweeter Center at the Waterfront | Camden, NJ (Farm Aid)

* - With John Fogerty


[Published on: 8/15/06]

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Shenny starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/16/2006 12:17PM
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Wow! I am really looking forward to this Album!

Willie is a god.

cocheese starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/16/2006 12:47PM
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Can't wait to hear Willie's version of "Stella Blue", and thank God there is no Toby Kieth on this album. Sorry Toby but you did not save Willie's carrer.

m00ns Wed 8/16/2006 05:37PM
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toby kieth doesnt derserve to have EVER stood on stage with willie nelson

EVILFUNK Thu 8/17/2006 05:44AM
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ill defend toby keith for singing to redneck america about smoking with willie. good PR for mary jane. verry funny too.

Marc1971 starstarstarstar Thu 8/17/2006 07:18AM
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willie's weed saved his career, not toby keith!

mateotee Thu 8/17/2006 07:50AM
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