Willie Nelson to Release Reggae Album

Willie Nelson to Release Reggae Album (AP)

Country music icon Willie Nelson is trying something a little different. Nelson, 72, will release a long-awaited reggae album, “Countryman” in July.

He shot video in Jamaica this month for a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s reggae classic “The Harder They Come” and Johnny and June Carter Cash’s country music classic “I’m a Worried Man.” “Willie started the project 10 years ago when he first came to Jamaica, but it’s only been completed now,” Mike Cacia, who worked on the album videos, said Thursday. Nelson, 72, began production on “Countryman” in 1995. The project was shelved when the country star switched labels, and revived in 2004 after he signed on with Nashville-Tenn.-based Lost Highway Records.

Well, he’s certainly got the hair for it.

This could simultaneously be the best reggae album of all time and the worst Willie Nelson album of all time.

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Comments

  1. Eneils Bailey says:

    Willie marches to the beat of different bong(o), doesn’t he?

  2. McGehee says:

    I shot the IRS man
    But I shouldn’t have used a paintball gun…