Willie Nelson Plans Album for 80th Birthday

Willie Nelson will release a new album, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, on April 15 on Legacy Recordings. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the recording will be the first in a series of releases celebrating Nelson’s 80th birthday on April 30. Nelson recorded the project at his Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, with his longtime Family band. The title track is an Irving Berlin classic from 1935. Nelson also re-recorded his 1989 song “Is the Better Part Over” for the project. Other material ranges from Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox” to Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages.”