Doobie Brothers To Release Album Featuring Country Stars

Pictured (l-r):  The Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons, Brad Paisley, the Doobies’ Tom Johnston, Josh Leo, Doobie John McFee, and Sara Evans. Photo credit:  Alan Poizner

Pictured (L-R): The Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons, Brad Paisley, the Doobies’ Tom Johnston, Josh Leo, Doobie John McFee, and Sara Evans. Photo credit: Alan Poizner

Rockers The Doobie Brothers will release a greatest hits album, featuring Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft and Sara Evans.

The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston cites Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton for bringing the album to fruition. Overton has been a fan of the band since he first saw them perform in Phoenix in 1972.

Johnston says the band has been recording at Nashville’s Starstruck Studios and Blackbird Studios. The album’s track listing has not been revealed yet. In addition to Johnston and Patrick Simmons, the album will feature John McFee, who has been associated with the band since 1978, and Michael McDonald, who left the band in 1982.

The band has leapt into Country music in the past few years, performing at the Grand Ole Opry and participating in CMT Crossroads alongside Luke Bryan in 2011. The Grammy award-winning Doobie Brothers have been rock icons for more than 40 years, with classic hits including “Black Water,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin,’” “China Grove,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Minute By Minute” and “You Belong To Me.”

Pictured (l-r):  Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton, the Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Doobie Tom Johnston, Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson, Doobie John McFee, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, and Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn. Photo credit:  Larry Boothby

Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton, the Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Doobie Tom Johnston, Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson, Doobie John McFee, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, and Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn. Photo credit: Larry Boothby

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