Willie Nelson postpones new studio album

Album pushed from spring to summer

Legacy Recordings has rescheduled the release of Willie Nelson’s upcoming 70th solo studio album First Rose Of Spring from April 24th to Friday, July 3rd. Fans who pre-order the project can listen to “Our Song” and “First Rose Of Spring” instantly.

First Rose Of Spring will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats as well as part of exclusive merch bundles at Nelson’s web store. Fans that have already pre-ordered the album will have their orders honored at the later date.

An atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully-written songs and poignant performances, First Rose Of Spring is the artist’s first new release since winning the 2020 Best Country Solo Performance Grammy Award – Nelson’s tenth overall, not including his Grammy Legend and Lifetime Achievement Awards – for “Ride Me Back Home,” the title track from his 2019 Legacy Recordings release. The previous year, My Way, Nelson’s musical homage to Frank Sinatra took home the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Premiering 11 new Willie Nelson studio performances and featuring original artwork created by Nelson’s son Micah, First Rose Of Spring finds the Red Headed Stranger working again with longtime friend and producer Buddy Cannon and debuts two new songs co-written by the pair: “Blue Star” and “Love Just Laughed.”

In February 2012, Willie Nelson entered into an historic new record deal with Legacy Recordings, marking a label homecoming for Nelson, who, from 1975-1993, had cut a phenomenal string of top-selling singles and albums for Columbia Records, beginning with 1975’s seminal smash Red Headed Stranger. New titles by the artist under the Legacy imprint include newly recorded songs and performances as well as archival releases, personally curated by the artist, drawn from all phases of his career including his recordings for RCA Records and others. Since signing with Legacy, Willie Nelson has sold more than one million albums for the label.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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