Willie Nelson And His Daughter, Paula, Team Up For Beautiful Duet Of His 1973 Classic “Slow Down Old World”

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The great Willie Nelson still out here makin’ magic.

He released a duet version of his 1973 song “Slow Down Old World” with his daughter Paula Nelson, which is part of a project Paula has been working on with producer Bruce Robison on his The Next Waltz label.

She had the idea to record some of her favorites of her dad’s songs, and they wound up with a pair of sweet father-daughter duets, also including “Pretend I Never Happened,” which will be released on March 17th.

She says it’s easily her “all-time favorite musical experience, on every level,” and it’s cool to see these two teaming up to breathe life into songs that are decades-old now.

A solo write by Willie, “Slow Down Old World” was included on Willie’s iconic 1973 album Shotgun Willie, and Paula told Garden & Gun that it’s always been one of her favorite songs:

“‘Slow Down Old World’ has always been one of my favorite songs for so many reasons.

The melody is incredibly moving, the lyrics bring out a variety of emotions, and together, they create a song you just can’t get enough of.”

She added that recording it with her dad has been so special, because she knows how much it means to him, and knowing how proud he is of her is a feeling that can’t be replaced:

“Recording this with my dad is so special because it’s his song, so I knew already how much it meant to him.

And it goes without saying how much it means to me to hear him say how proud of me he is.

It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe but will stay with me forever.”

Of course, they sound great together, and I can’t wait to hear the next one:

“Slow Down Old World”

Willie is also gearing up to release his 98th career studio album I Don’t Know A Thing About Love on March 3rd.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock