Rounder Records has announced it has signed American legend, songwriter, actor, and social activist, Willie Nelson to the label.
Nelson is the creative genius behind many chart toppers including Crazy, Hello Walls, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Nelson’s career has spanned six decades and produced more than 200 albums. He is the president and one of the founding members of Farm Aid, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.
The new album, Country Music Produced by T Bone Burnett, features old-time banjo master Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch, and T Bone himself, all musicians featured on Raising Sand, the 2009 GrammyÂ® award-winning Album of the Year by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Nelson tours over 200 days a year and will continue to tour throughout 2010. He will be performing some songs from Country Music while on tour.
A full tour itinerary is still to be announced.