Nelson Builds Musical Bridges With Divide

Lee Ann Womack and Willie Nelson team up on a Bernie Taupin tune, “Mendocino County Line,” on The Great Divide, a new Nelson album due Sept. 25. Also guesting with Nelson: Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas and soul ace Brian McKnight. Nelson wrote only one song on the project, according to USA Today. Others come from Taupin, Thomas and Mickey Newbury. 07/13/01