Legacy Records has announced the June 2, 2015 release of Django and Jimmie, the new studio album collaboration from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, two of the iconic and founding fathers of American outlaw country music.
"Me and Merle got a new album coming out called Django and Jimmie and the title track is about Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers," said Willie Nelson. "Both of those guys were very influential in both of our careers."
According to Merle Haggard, there's "new songs, a couple of classics and Willie sang like he was a teenager."
The album features 14 new cuts, including the title track which is a dual tribute to both Django Reinhardt and Jimmy Rodgers, country music’s first superstar and known as the mythic “Singing Brakeman.” The album also features an interpretation of Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and new track, “Unfair Weather Friend” written by Marla Cannon-Goodman and Ward Davis. The album also features “It All Goes To Pot,” an anthem for the emerging cannibis culture of the 21st century. You can watch the video for this song above.
Wille Nelson & Merle Haggard “Django & Jimmie” Tracklist:
- Django and Jimmie - written by Jimmy Melton and Jeff Prince
- It's All Going To Pot - written by Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson and Larry Shell
- Unfair Weather Friend - written by Marla Cannon-Goodman and Ward Davis
- Missing Ol' Johnny Cash - written by Merle Haggard
- Live This Long - written by Shawn Camp and Marv Green
- Alice In Hulaland - written by Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon
- Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - written by Bob Dylan
- Family Bible - written by Walter M. Breeland, Paul F. Buskirk, and Claude Gray
- It's Only Money - written by Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon
- Swinging Doors - written by Merle Haggard
- Where Dreams Come To Die - written by Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon
- Somewhere Between - written by Merle Haggard
- Driving The Herd - written by Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon
- The Only Man Wilder Than Me - written by Merle Haggard