WILLIE JAZZED ABOUT NEW ALBUM

Willie Nelson may be 70, but he's not planning to retire any time soon. In fact, the red-headed stranger is releasing a new album, Nacogdoches, on April 29. But this project's a little different from Willie's usual country music - it's a jazz instrumental album. Willie recorded it five years ago when one of his mentors, Paul Buskirk, called and said he "felt like picking." Willie went to Nacogdoches, Tx. and picked with Paul and the rest of the album's players. "This is a labor of love that a label probably wouldn't be willing to release," says Willie, which is why you'll only be able to get it two ways: online at WillieNelson.com and at Texas Roadhouse restaurants, a chain sponsoring Willie's current tour as part of their longtime partnership.

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