Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Announce Release Date, Track Listing for ‘Django and Jimmie’
The record, the two outlaw singers' follow-up to 1983's Pancho & Lefty, is set for release on June 2. Their previous project topped the Billboard country charts for seven non-consecutive weeks between April and October of the release year.
According to Haggard, the new record boasts "new songs, a couple of classics, and Willie sang like he was a teenager." Eight of the album's 14 tracks were co-written by either Haggard or Nelson; a complete track listing is available below.
"The title track is about Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers," Nelson explains. "Both of those guys were very influential in both of our careers."
The album's first single, "It's All Going to Pot," will be released (appropriately) on April 20. Nelson gave fans a snippet of the song when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in late March, belting out a few of the lyrics: “It’s all going to pot / Whether we like it or not / As far as I can tell / The world’s gone to hell / And we’re sure gonna miss it a lot."
Django and Jimmie is Nelson's sixth studio album for Legacy since signing a deal with the label in 2012.
“It’s really good; I think it’s the best one we've done,” says Haggard. "We didn’t really do any swing, per se, we just did straight-ahead songs that we felt good about.”
Even though Nelson was recently the victim of a death hoax, he's very much alive and well. In addition to the forthcoming record, he's launching his own line of marijuana and related products, appropriately called Willie's Reserve.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Django and Jimmie Track Listing:
1. "Django and Jimmie"
2. "It's All Going to Pot"
3. "Unfair Weather Friend"
4. "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash"
5. "Live This Long"
6. "Alice in Hulaland"
7. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
8. "Family Bible"
9. "It's Only Money"
10. "Swinging Doors"
11. "Where Dreams Come to Die"
12. "Somewhere Between"
13. "Driving the Herd"
14. "The Only Man Wilder Than Me"
Willie Nelson + More Country Stars Who Have Served in the Military