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Willie Nelson announces new family-centric album

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.

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.

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.

Nelson’s latest album is due to be released on November 19.

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