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Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves to Appear on New Roger Miller Tribute Album

Mercury Nashville Records

A Roger Miller tribute album that’s years in the making pairs old and new country stars with some less likely celebrities. Together, they celebrate one of the quirkiest and greatest performers to ever set up shop in Nashville.

Songwriting that netted 11 Grammy awards in two years (1964- ’65) and a Tony award for Big River, a 1985 musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, impacted both Lower Broadway and highfalutin Broadway over the years. Along the way, the Texas-born, Oklahoma-raised Miller introduced country music to a wider audience with his silly and sincere songs. It should be no surprise, then, that featured artists range from the legendary Willie Nelson and neo-traditional country singer Kacey Musgraves to the pop-accessible Brad Paisley and even former Big River cast member John Goodman.

Miller’s son Dean Miller co-produced the album with Colby Barnum Wright of Wright of Center Music. It arrives Aug. 31, nearly 26 years after the elder Miller’s 1992 death.

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‘King of the Road’ Track Listing

‘King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller’ Tracklist:
Disc One

“Greatest songwriter” (Banter)
“Chug-a-Lug,” Asleep at the Wheel featuring Huey Lewis
“Dang Me,” Brad Paisley
“Leavin’s Not the Only Way to Go,” The Stellas/Lennon and Maisy
“Kansas City Star,” Kacey Musgraves
“World So Full of Love,” Rodney Crowell
“Old Friends,” Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard
“Lock, Stock and Teardrops,” Mandy Barnett,
“You Oughta Be Here with Me,” Alison Krauss featuring the Cox Family
“The Crossing,” Ronnie Dunn/The Blind Boys of Alabama
“In the Summertime,” The Earls of Leicester featuring Shawn Camp
“Fiddle” (Banter)
“England Swings,” Lyle Lovett
“You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd,” Various Artists
“Half a Mind,” Loretta Lynn
“Invitation to the Blues,” Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter
“It Only Hurts When I Cry” (live), Dwight Yoakam

Disc Two

“Mouth Noises” (Banter)
“Oo-De-Lally,” Eric Church
“Engine, Engine #9,” Emerson Hart featuring Jon Randall
“When Two Worlds Collide,” Flatt Lonesome
“Reincarnation,” Cake
“You Can’t Do Me This Way,” Dean Miller featuring the McCrary Sisters
“Nothing Can Stop My Love,” Toad the Wet Sprocket
“Husbands and Wives,” Jamey Johnson featuring Emmylou Harris
“I’ll Pick Up My Heart and Go Home,” Lily Meola
“I Believe in the Sunshine,” Daphne and the Mystery Machines
“Guv’ment,” John Goodman
“Old Songwriters Never Die” (Banter)
“The Last Word in Lonesome is Me,” Dolly Parton featuring Alison Krauss
“I’d Come Back to Me,” Radney Foster featuring Tawnya Reynolds
“One Dying and a Burying,” The Dead South
“Do Wacka Do,” Robert Earl Keen Jr.
“King of the Road,” Various Artists

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