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Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
To All The Girls...,
Willie Nelson's new studio album and third for Legacy Recordings, has debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200, the artist's highest position on the nation's popular albums chart since
Always On My Mind peaked there for three weeks at #2 in 1982. Willie's latest debuts at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart.
Released stateside on
Tuesday, October 15, 2013,
To All The Girls... has begun charting in other territories including
Canada (where Willie's reached Top 20 on iTunes Top Album, #3 on the Country chart and #6 on Amazon);
Australia (where he's hit #2 on the iTunes Country chart) and the UK.
Recorded mainly in
To All The Girls... is a collection of newly recorded duets between American musical legend
Willie Nelson and an A-list roster of contemporary pop-country women singers including
Norah Jones, Secret Sisters,
Melonie Cannon and
I must be the luckiest guy in the worldThank you ladiesFor singing with meLovWillie
The artist's second new album release in 2013, his 80th birthday year,
To All The Girls... is the third new
Willie Nelson album since his historic deal with
Legacy Recordings was announced in
Heroes, his first for Legacy, was released
May 2012, and spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart.
Let's Face The Music And Dance, Willie's second Legacy album, was released on
April 16, 2013 (two weeks before Willie's 80th birthday) and featured a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics chosen by Nelson.
The artist's third full-length album of new music to be released in a 16 month period,
To All The Girls... celebrates Willie's 80th birthday year with duet performances of classic songs from America's country, pop and gospel repertoire.
The success of
To All The Girls... is latest in a banner year for the pop country patriarch who, in addition to releasing three essential new albums in 16 months, penned a rollicking memoir, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die - Musings from the Road" (published by HarperCollins in
May 2012) which hit the
New York Times bestselling non-fiction list.
For this memorable occasion, Willie wears fashion designer
John Varvatos on the
To All The Girls… album materials. Varvatos also features Willie along with his two sons,
Lukas Nelson and
Micah Nelson, in the brand's Fall 2013 campaign, which includes striking black and white images and a short film lensed by
To All The Girls...track listing
Dolly Parton - From Here To The Moon And Back
Miranda Lambert - She Was No Good For Me
Secret Sisters - It Won't Be Very Long
Rosanne Cash - Please Don't Tell Me
Sheryl Crow – Far Away Places
Wynonna Judd - Bloody Mary Morning
Carrie Underwood - Always On My Mind
Loretta Lynn - Somewhere Between
Alison Krauss - No Mas Amor
Melonie Cannon - Back To Earth
Mavis Staples - Grandma's Hands
Norah Jones - Walkin'
Shelby Lynne - Til The End Of The World
Lily Meola - Will You Remember Mine
Emmylou Harris - Dry Lightning
Brandi Carlile - Making Believe
Paula Nelson - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Tina Rose - After The Fire Is Gone
About Willie Nelson
With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic
Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music's pantheon with songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. He brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with unforgettable songs like "Crazy" (
Patsy Cline), "Hello Walls" (
Faron Young), "Funny How Time Slips Away" (
Billy Walker), "Night Life" (
Ray Price) and others and, by the mid-1970s, had become a superstar in his own right as a prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene.
The Red Headed Stranger, Willie's first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist to the front ranks of popularity, making his a name familiar in country
and city households across America and around-the-world.
A seven-time Grammy Award winner,
Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride.
SOURCE Legacy Recordings