Willie Nelson Offers Classic Covers Today

Willie Nelson will honor 14 country singers and songwriters from the past 70 years with his new collection, Remember Me, Vol. 1, hitting stores today (11/21).

Songs from Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney, Porter Wagoner and Ray Price are brought to light again by Nelson and longtime friend and producer James Stroud. Their recording sessions yielded more than 30 songs, half of which are slated to appear next year with the release of Remember Me, Vol. 2. The two-disc set is be released through Stroud’s R&J Records.

Remember Me, Vol. 1 track list below (original hit-making artist, year and peak Billboard position):

1.  Remember Me (Ernest Tubb, 1950, No. 5 Country)
2.  Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1955, No. 1 Country & Pop)
3.  Why Baby Why (George Jones, 1955, No. 4 Country)
4.  Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard, 1970)
5.  I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow, 1950, No. 1 Country)
6.  That Just About Does It (Vern Gosdin, 1989, No. 4 Country)
7.  This Old House (Rosemary Clooney, 1954, No. 1 Pop)
8.  Sunday Morning Coming Down (Johnny Cash, 1970, No. 1 Country)
9.  Smoke That Cigarette (Tex Williams, 1947, No. 1 Country)
10.  Slowly (Webb Pierce, 1954, No. 1 Country)
11.  A Satisfied Mind (Porter Wagoner, 1955, No. 1 Country)
12.  Roly Poly (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, 1946, No. 3 Country)
13.  Release Me (Ray Price, 1954, No. 6 Country)
14.  Ramblin’ Fever (Merle Haggard, 1977, No. 2 Country)
*15.  More And More (Webb Pierce, 1954, No. 1 Country) *iTunes exclusive

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