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One Track Mind: Billy Joe Shaver with Willie Nelson, “Hard To Be An Outlaw” (2014)

One Track Mind: Billy Joe Shaver with Willie Nelson, “Hard To Be An Outlaw” (2014)

Willie Nelson’s presence here means a debt has finally been repaid.

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Southern Rock and Country): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Mat D, Jackson Taylor, Willie Nelson

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Southern Rock and Country): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Mat D, Jackson Taylor, Willie Nelson

Sturgill Simpson? The genuine article. Bob Wayne? Back with his best ever.

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson, “The Wall” from Band of Brothers (2014)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson, “The Wall” from Band of Brothers (2014)

Willie Nelson sounds at peace. At peace with where he’s been but, even more importantly, where he’s headed.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (1988)

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (1988)

The guest-packed Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm represents yet another left turn in Joni Mitchell’s fabled career. Following the release of 1985’s strident and terse Dog Eat Dog, Mitchell and co-producer/bassist Larry Klein return with a lush, sophisticated and elegant work

‘That ain’t no Hank Williams song!': Big stars threw those beer bottles at the Blues Brothers

‘That ain’t no Hank Williams song!': Big stars threw those beer bottles at the Blues Brothers

A key moment in the original Blues Brothers film finds the band dodging beer bottles at a backwoods dive where the barkeep informs them they have both kinds of music — “country and western.” Turns out, two very famous people were hurling those empty Budweisers.

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Smith, Soilwork, James Booker, Halestorm

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Smith, Soilwork, James Booker, Halestorm

Paul McCartney is sounding as Paul McCartney as ever, making for an infectious return to rock after years away. Lonnie Smith is also tracing his own roots, only in this case it’s soul-lifting organ jazz.

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.

New Music Monday: JJ Grey, the Replacements, Willie Nelson, Shuggie Otis, Steve Earle, Jeff Lynne

New Music Monday: JJ Grey, the Replacements, Willie Nelson, Shuggie Otis, Steve Earle, Jeff Lynne

A simmering new melding of Southern rock and R&B arrives with the new JJ Grey album, while the Replacements and Shuggie Otis — yeah, you read that right — return with their first new music in ages.

Willie Nelson – Let’s Face the Music and Dance (2013)

Willie Nelson – Let’s Face the Music and Dance (2013)

Arriving as it does amidst of flurry of similarly themed songbook albums — from Rod Stewart to Paul McCartney to Jeff Lynne — Let’s Face the Music and Dance reminds us of Willie Nelson’s age-old command of the genre.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2012: Country and Southern Rock

This is the first time that I’ve ever enjoyed enough records from the country and Southern rock genres to put together a list. Maybe I’m getting old and turning into that country music-loving guy that my relatives always told me I would