Willie Nelson Releases New Song And Love Letter To His Home State, “Made In Texas”

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Pamela Springsteen

A Texas boy through and through.

Today, Willie Nelson released a new single from his forthcoming album The Border, which is due out everywhere on May 31st (to go along with his 26 collaborative studio albums). It will mark his 152nd career album in total, and 75th solo studio album.

Appropriately titled “Made In Texas,” the Abbott, Texas native sings about his home state and pride in the tune penned by Shawn Camp and Monty Holmes:

“It’s the biggest little palce in the U.S.A.
Everybody knows I’m here to stay
It’s home sweet home and I’m oroud to say
That I was made in Texas

IN Lone Star beer and Stetson hats
And in Ernest Tubb we trust
You can always tell a Texan
Oh but you can’t tell him much”

In addition, Nelson released the title track in March, which is a cover of Rodney Crowell’s “The Border” that was included on his 2019 album Texas.

The Border was produced by Willie’s longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, and includes four new original songs written by the two of them. In 2023, Nelson released two studio albums, I Don’t Know a Thing About Love and Bluegrass.

In 2022, he won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album for his A Beautiful Time record.

I mean, it’s hard to say anything new about the icon that is Willie Nelson at this point, but there’s a reason he’s been doing it for so long and staying at the top of his game. To say he’s a national treasure even feels like an understatement, and I am so damn excited that we’re about to get even more new Willie Nelson music in 2024.

Oh yeah, and he’s also gearing up to hit the road for his 2024 Outlaw Music Festival tour with Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp and more… long live the red headed stranger.

Check out the new one year… I have a feeling you Texans are really gonna love it:

“The Border”

The Border tracklist:

01 “The Border”
02 “Once Upon A Yesterday”
03 “What If I’m Out Of My Mind”
04 “I Wrote This Song For You”
05 “Kiss Me When You’re Through”
06 “Many A Long And Lonesome Highway”
07 “Hank’s Guitar”
08 “Made In Texas”
09 “Nobody Knows Me Like You”
10 “How Much Does It Cost”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock