For Willie Nelson, making music – and making radio – is a family affair.
On his new album, Willie Nelson and the Boys, the second installment in his Willie’s Stash series, the 84-year-old legend teams with sons Lukas and Micah to tackle 12 country classics. Willie’s older sister Bobbie Nelson was featured on the first volume of Willie’s Stash, December Day in 2014.
To celebrate the Oct. 20 release of the Willie Nelson and the Boys, Willie’s own SiriusXM channel – Willie’s Roadhouse – will feature an exclusive album premiere special with his daughter Paula Nelson, a host on both Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59) and Outlaw Country (Ch. 60).
Listeners will hear the full album in its entirety, along with commentary from Willie, Lukas and Micah Nelson. Both Lukas and Micah also have their own thriving careers – Lukas with his band Promise Of The Real and Micah recording and performing under the alias Particle Kid. Both Nelson sons, along with POTR, have also backed Neil Young on albums and tours in recent years.
Willie first announced the new album live on Willie’s Roadhouse last month, during a broadcast of the annual Farm Aid concert in Burgettstown, PA. He also premiered the first song, a cover of Hank Williams’ Move It On Over.
Watch the official video for the song, exclusively on SiriusXM below.
“Well, the boys and I – Lukas and Micah – got together with Buddy Cannon and cut a bunch of good country songs,” he told Willie Roadhouse host Dallas Wayne. “I can’t wait for it to come out. I think Oct. 20 is the release date. Oh, yeah, well this is a song I’ve been doing for years, an old Hank Williams classic, and I got the boys to do it with me, and I think it turned out pretty good.”
Willie Nelson and the Boys exclusive album premiere special will air at the following times:
- Friday, Oct. 27 at 12am & 12pm ET