Willie Nelson Shares Stories, Inspiration Behind ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ Album – Exclusive Video

 —  March 7, 2013 — 5 Comments

Fans are treated to rare studio and interview footage of Willie Nelson discussing and recording the songs on his forthcoming ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ album in a new video exclusively on Taste of Country. Nelson talks casually about several of the classic covers he chose for the project — available April 16 — while producer Buddy Cannon fills in the details. 


“I believe in doing what I wanna do and what I feel like doing,” Nelson says to begin the clip. Much of the video focuses on the legend’s relationship with his sister Bobbie, who’s been the pianist for the Family Band for decades.

“Willie could just call a title and start playing it and Bobbie was right with him,” Cannon says between shots of the less famous (but still important) Nelson. “Or Bobbie could call a title and they just instinctively knew it. I guess after 70 years of playing ‘em, that’s just the way it is.” Bobbie was not interviewed for this video, but her presence is felt.

Nelson is seen dressed casually in an olive sweater, holding a coffee cup in his hand while a trucker cap keeps his long hair down. He speaks with enthusiasm for songs like the Floyd Tillman classic ‘I’ll Keep On Loving You’ and the slower ‘Is the Better Part Over.’ Nelson says he re-recorded that one because he just likes playing it.

‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ is the follow-up to Nelson’s critically-acclaimed ‘Heroes’ album. It’s in stores on April 15. This June, the legend will headline the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, N.Y. Lady Antebellum,Hunter Hayes and Trace Adkins will join him on the star-studded bill.


5 responses to Willie Nelson Shares Stories, Inspiration Behind ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ Album – Exclusive Video

  1. Jim Winiarski March 8, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    I would love to hear Willie sing a couple of classics. “Glory of Love”, keep it simple like the Big Bill Broonzy version. I think the Platters “Smoke gets in your eyes” would also simmer again with a Willie treatment. Just a few thoughts, Thanks.

  2. Carol & Don Ballard March 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    We listen to Willie’s Roadhouse on xm radio and we were wondering why Bill Mack doesn’t have show anymore. We truly enjoyed him, his wife Cindy and of course, listening to all the information and tidbits he would tell about all the country singers, especially you and your career. Thank you.
    Sincerely, Don & Carol Ballard

  3. I have thought Willie’s voice was about the best since I first heard it on Ernest Tubb TV show in black&white & Willie in his suit. He has only gotten Better! I am a very big fan & supporter.Shirley.

  4. Will see him in Tampa May 1st and am so excited! Wow, 80 years old … and a national treasure still!

  5. I would like to purchase the Willie tote bag that is featured in a ticket package. If I can buy it let me know. Thank you. E-mail Bewitched9195@Yahoo.com Ms. Terry L. Boyce Greensburg, Ind. 47240

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