Willie Nelson is turning 79 shortly and to celebrate he’s got a new album out this week called Heroes. Nelson’s been cranking out records for going on six decades now, he’s truly an American treasure.
You may recall his cover of Coldplay’s The Scientist for a commercial a few months back – that track is on the album and so is a cover of Pearl Jam’s Just Breathe. Eddie Vedder’s plaintive and gorgeous meditation on the inevitability of his eventual death is made even more urgent by Nelson, given his age and the millions of traveled miles you can hear in his voice.
Check it out here and below find a link to pre-order the album: