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Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard To Release Joint Album

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on March 25, 2015

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are pairing up for the fourth time in their career with the upcoming album Django & Jimmie.

Details are slowly leaking out about the set, although there is no release date or track list at this time. It is known that the lead single for the album will be It’s All Going to Pot which will be released, appropriately, on April 20 (420 Day). A Johnny Cash tribute song has also supposedly been recorded for the album.

It is not known whether the tracks on the album include any from the possible sessions for the collaboration between Nelson, Haggard and Kris Kristofferson which was to be called The Three Musketeers. That project had been mentioned in both 2011 and 2014 but nothing firm was ever announced.

Nelson and Haggard had collaborated three times in the past.

Pancho & Lefty (1983) – A album of country honky-tonk, it was a huge hit, reaching number 1 on the Country Albums and 37 on Pop. Two singles reached the country top ten, Reasons to Quit (1983 / #6 Country) and

Pancho and Lefty (1983 / #1 Country / #21 Adult Contemporary).

Seashores of Old Mexico (1987) – The album brought Nelson and Haggard back together though critics found it did not have the collaborative feel of Pancho and Lefty.

Last of the Breed (2007) – A two disc album bringing together Nelson, Haggard and Ray Price, it went to number 7 on the Country and 64 on the Pop Album charts.

Another album, Walking the Line, was released in 1987, but it only included previously released tracks by Nelson, Haggard and George Jones.

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