Carrie Underwood has undeniable country roots pumping through her blood, and that is evident through her music as the singer draws on various influences for her albums. From Reba McEntire and Martina McBride to Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Underwood samples the legends on numerous singles she has released over the years, including her debut single “Jesus Take the Wheel,” which stood at No. 1 on the radio tally for an impressive six weeks. On later releases, such as “I Told You So” (a cover of Randy Travis‘ 1988 hit), “Just a Dream,” “Blown Away” and “Two Black Cadillacs,” the 30-year-old singer-songwriter continues incorporating older, more traditional influences. In honor of that, Underwood has joined forces with Nelson himself for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration.
On Nelon’s upcoming “To All The Girls…” duets collection, the legend enlists the powerhouse vocalist on a revamped rendition of his iconic “Always on My Mind.” On the project, several other leading ladies (and female legends) find their way into new versions of his songs, including Miranda Lambert (on “She Was No Good For Me”), Dolly Parton (on “From Here to the Moon and Back”), Alison Krauss (on “No Mas Amor”) and Sheryl Crow (on “Far Away Places”). The album hits retail on September 20. Pre-order here.
Other artists featured on the album are Rosanne Cash, The Secret Sisters, Wynonna Judd, Loretta Lynn, Melonie Cannon, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Shelby Lynne, Lily Meola, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Paula Nelson and Tina Rose.
Take a listen to a clip of Underwood and Nelson’s collaboration here.
The album’s full track listing:
1. From Here to the Moon and Back Willie Nelson feat. Dolly Parton
2. She Was No Good for Me Willie Nelson feat. Miranda Lambert
3. It Won’t Be Very Long Willie Nelson feat. The Secret Sisters
4. Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends Willie Nelson feat. Rosanne Cash
5. Far Away Places Willie Nelson feat. Sheryl Crow
6. Bloody Mary Morning Willie Nelson feat. Wynonna Judd
7. Always on My Mind Willie Nelson feat. Carrie Underwood
8. Somewhere Between Willie Nelson feat. Loretta Lynn
9. No Mas Amor Willie Nelson feat. Alison Krauss
10. Back to Earth Willie Nelson feat. Melonie Cannon
11. Grandma’s Hands Willie Nelson feat. Mavis Staples
12. Walkin’ Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones
13. Till the End of the World Willie Nelson feat. Shelby Lynne
14. Will You Remember Mine Willie Nelson feat. Lily Meola
15. Dry Lightning Willie Nelson feat. Emmylou Harris
16. Making Believe Willie Nelson feat. Brandi Carlile
17. Have You Ever Seen the Rain Willie Nelson feat. Paula Nelson
18. After the Fire Is Gone Willie Nelson feat. Tina Rose
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