Country Music

Country Music

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by Willie Nelson
     
 

Naturally, the not-so-unspoken joke behind the title of Willie Nelson's 2010 album is that it's been so long since he's played straight country music, he needs to clearly label it when he does. Of course, that's not strictly true: just as recently as 2009 he was ripping it up with Asleep at the Wheel, turning out a straight-ahead…  See more details below

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Naturally, the not-so-unspoken joke behind the title of Willie Nelson's 2010 album is that it's been so long since he's played straight country music, he needs to clearly label it when he does. Of course, that's not strictly true: just as recently as 2009 he was ripping it up with Asleep at the Wheel, turning out a straight-ahead western swing record that is every bit as country as Country Music, although it is true that he's never quite cut a collection of country music as hushed and muted as this. The soft-plucked string bass and strummed acoustic guitars are trademarks of T-Bone Burnett, the roots music producer whose well-tailored analog impressionism fetishizes authenticity, prizing every piece of pristinely preserved vintage equipment and then recording them immaculately, often with appealing results. There's a nicely weathered assurance to Nelson's performance -- his voice never strains, he throws off licks with a casual virtuosity -- and he sounds like an old pro happy to play with whoever is in the studio, happy to sing whatever the producer puts in front of him.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661328020
catalogNumber:
613280
Rank:
64874

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jim Lauderdale   Vocal Harmony
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Dennis Crouch   Acoustic Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
Buddy Miller   Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Chris Sharp   Acoustic Guitar
Shad Cobb   Fiddle
Riley Baugus   Banjo
Russell Pahl   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

George Jones   Composer
Willie Nelson   Arranger,Composer
Ray Price   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Doc Watson   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Dexter   Composer
Scott Billington   Art Direction
T Bone Burnett   Arranger,Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Weldon Allard   Composer
Cliff Carnahan   Composer
Talmadge Tubb   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Dan MacAdam   Cover Design
Joe "Red" Hayes   Composer
Paul Ackling   Equipment Technician
Hazel Houser   Composer
John Hathcock   Composer
Jason Luber   Equipment Technician
Bill Mack Smith   Composer

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