18 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In his 80th year, Willie Nelson continues to record music at an impressive rate. Of course, he’s sharing the load more often, recording songs with other stars and friends. To All the Girls... features an all-woman lineup to duet with ol’ Willie, and he sounds plenty relaxed in such a pleasing setting. Some are living legends equal to his profile (Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples), while others came after him and crafted their place in music history (Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd) and a few newer names get a break (Secret Sisters, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile). The music is no-nonsense traditional country, and the songs range from classic Willie to well-chosen, well-known covers and a few originals to fill things out. The Secret Sisters’ harmonies illuminate “It Won’t Be Very Long.” Rosanne Cash accesses her true heart for the Nelson classic “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends,” and Mavis Staples has quite the time with Bill Withers’ “Grandma’s Hands.” There's not a false note to be heard here.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In his 80th year, Willie Nelson continues to record music at an impressive rate. Of course, he’s sharing the load more often, recording songs with other stars and friends. To All the Girls... features an all-woman lineup to duet with ol’ Willie, and he sounds plenty relaxed in such a pleasing setting. Some are living legends equal to his profile (Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples), while others came after him and crafted their place in music history (Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd) and a few newer names get a break (Secret Sisters, Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile). The music is no-nonsense traditional country, and the songs range from classic Willie to well-chosen, well-known covers and a few originals to fill things out. The Secret Sisters’ harmonies illuminate “It Won’t Be Very Long.” Rosanne Cash accesses her true heart for the Nelson classic “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends,” and Mavis Staples has quite the time with Bill Withers’ “Grandma’s Hands.” There's not a false note to be heard here.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

smittylc23 ,

Carrie Underwood is FLAWLESS.

enough said.

Fececil ,

Great album!!

Loving this album! Great duets!! Carrie Underwood & Lily Meola are my favs!!! Well worth the purchase price! Do enjoy!

Salmon Kev ,

Smooth as silk

I've listened to this new release nearly a hundred times now and I just love it. Who else can share the spotlight and still hold his own besides Willie? These women have incredible instruments. There are only a couple of choices I still don't care for, but I don't regret that I made the purchase that includes those songs that may never grow on me.

Willie is right up there with Irving Berlin, Hank Williams, Gershwin, Lennon-McCartney and anyone else you can throw out there in terms of songwriting. I say this because: "Will You Remember Mine" and "Back to Earth" are just as good and timeless as "Crazy," "Funny How Time Slips Away,"On the Road Again,""Hello Walls,""Me and Paul," and about a dozen other songs Willie has composed that prove to stand the test of time. Maestro would be fitting these days.

You have got to give this playlist a listen and then be impressed. The arrangements and duet partners are nothing short of genius. How does this guy do it time after time? What a work ethic! What a talent.

Willie, you are under appreciated and not recognized enough for your incredible body of work and gifts to the industry. Oh yeah, and there is that outlaw thing (with Trigger) you started with your buddy Waylon, years ago. Stick around Willie as long as you can.

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