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The Willie Nelson Family
Artist: Willie Nelson
Format: CD

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Label: SONY LEGACY
Rel. Date: 11/19/2021
UPC: 194398874920

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DISC: 1

1. Heaven And Hell
2. Kneel At The Feet Of Jesus
3. Laying My Burdens Down
4. Family Bible
5. In The Garden
6. All Things Must Pass
7. I Saw The Light
8. In Godís Eyes
9. Keep It On The Sunnyside
10. I Thought About You, Lord
11. Too Sick To Pray
12. Why Me

More Info:

The Willie Nelson Family finds Willie joined in his Pedernales Studios by a host of his family members and extended family of long-time band members, performing songs that they have performed for much of their lives. Sister Bobbie, sons Lukas and Micah, and daughters Amy and Paula all contribute plus band members Mickey Raphael, Kevin Smith and Billy and Paul English. Produced by Willie and Steve Chadie and shaped around a setlist of 12 favorite spirit-driven songs from the Nelson Family repertoire, the album draws on deep Americana (including A.P. Carter's "Keep It On The Sunnyside" and the traditional hymn "In The Garden") while celebrating classic songwriting from Hank Williams ("I Saw The Light") and Kris Kristofferson ("Why Me") to George Harrison ("All Things Must Pass") and Willie Nelson (who penned half of the album's compositions). Willie's son Lukas (who fronts his own band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) sings lead vocals on two of the album's tracks--"All Things Must Pass" and "Keep It On The Sunnyside"--while sharing lead vocals with Willie on "I Saw the Light," "I Thought About You, Lord" and "Why Me." These songs represent the final recordings Willie made with his longtime drummer and pal Paul English who was Willieís drummer for over 50 years before he passed away in February 2020.