Willie Nelson and Family, ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ – Album Stream
Willie Nelson‘s 80th birthday celebration begins with the release of a new album on April 16. The country music legend will reveal ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance,’ which you can listen to in full in advance with this online stream on Taste of Country.
Nelson — who’s headlining the Taste of Country Music Festival this June — never sounded more comfortable than he does playing these pop and country classics with his Family Band. Sister Bobbie Nelson backs Nelson on piano. Paul English and Mickey Raphael round out the steady group with Billy English, Kevin Smith and Jim “Moose” Brown. Willie’s son Micah appears on a few of the 14 tracks.
Pop, rock, jazz and country all provide songs for Nelson to toy with and make his own as effortlessly as he has his biggest hits across a six decade-long career. The title track is an Iving Berlin classic from 1935. ‘Matchbox’ is a Carl Perkins song from 1957. ‘Nuages’ is by Django Reinhardt, and ‘Shame on You’ is from Spade Cooley from 1944. Also included is a re-cut of ‘Is the Better Part Over,’ a Nelson song from 1989.
‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ is Nelson’s second album on Legacy Records. In 2012 he released ‘Heroes,’ which landed in the Top 20 on Billboard’s album sales chart and topped the American Radio chart for five straight weeks.
Listen to the stream of Nelson’s latest album below until the April 16, the day ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ becomes available at digital retailers and in stores.
Note: This stream has ended.