Ryan Adams Friends With Willie Nelson, Not Stereogum
It’s been a month since the Ryan Adams incident and I’m still waiting for him to be my MySpace friend.
What up Ryan? I’m a fan. Can’t I be your 30,334th friend?
Anyway, while we await news about those three solo CDs, here’s some good news for country fans (via Billboard):
Seventy-three-year-old music icon Willie Nelson collaborates with 31-year-old singer/songwriter Ryan Adams on his new album, Songbird. Due Oct. 31 via Lost Highway, the 11-track set was produced by Adams, whose band the Cardinals back Nelson throughout. Veteran harmonica player Mickey Raphael also appears.
The track list features covers of Gram Parson’s “$1000 Wedding,” Christine McVie’s “Songbird,” the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter favorite “Stella Blue” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
In addition, Nelson reworks his own “Rainy Day Blues,” “Sad Songs & Waltzes” and “We Don’t Run,” as well as tackling the traditional “Amazing Grace.”
I know, another “Hallejulah” cover. But whatever, it’s Willie Nelson!