Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Vincent Neil Emerson, Shinyribs and Emily Gimble are set to be featured on the forthcoming live tribute album in honor of the great Willie Nelson, One Night in Texas: The Next Waltz’s Tribute to The Red Headed Stranger.
Spearheaded by Bruce Robison, singer, songwriter, producer and owner of Austin, Texas-based record label The Next Waltz, they recorded the live tracks on May 1st, 2022, during Willie’s 89th birthday celebration at his ranch in Luck, Texas.
The record is set to be released on April 28th, 2023 — just one day before Willie turns 90 years old.
Bruce says it was a dream come true to be part of putting this project together:
“To put together a night of Willie Nelson music was a dream for me.
His music has always been a part of my life, guiding me like the North Star. It’s the soundtrack to living in Texas.”
With Steve Earle singing “Pancho and Lefty,” Robert Earl Keen taking “Pick Up The Tempo” and Ray Wylie Hubbard covering “Whiskey River,” I absolutely cannot wait to hear every single song on this special record.
You can check out the full, 14-song tracklist and which song each artist covered below.
One Night in Texas: The Next Waltz’s Tribute to The Red Headed Stranger tracklist:
“Bloody Mary Morning” – Vincent Neil Emerson
“Shotgun Willie” – Margo Price
“Pick Up The Tempo” – Robert Earl Keen
“I Gotta Get Drunk” – Shinyribs
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Nathaniel Rateliff
“Pancho and Lefty” – Steve Earle
“Down Yonder” – Emily Gimble
“Night Life” – Sheryl Crow
“Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning” Bruce Robison
“Whiskey River” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” – Shinyribs
“Crazy” – Nathaniel Rateliff
“(How Will I Know) I’m Falling In Love Again” – Bruce Robison
“The Party’s Over” – Phosphorescent
And here’s a little bit of Willie singing his classic hit “Always On My Mind” during the special celebration concert last year: