The two country legends come together after 32 years and say "It's All Gone to Pot."
While appearing on Jimmy Kimmell Live from SXSW on March 21st, Willie Nelson confirmed the highly anticipated new album. The 81-year-old country star sang a few lines from the album's first single, "It's All Gone To Pot" due out on April 20 (clever, boys, clever).
"It's all going to pot / Whether we like it or not / As far as I can tell / The world's gone to hell / And we're sure gonna miss it a lot / All of the whiskey in Lynchburg, Tennesse / Just couldn't hit the spot / I've got $100 bill / You can keep them pills, friend / 'Cause it's all going to pot"
According to The Boot, Merle Haggard has also been heard raving about their newest project saying, "It's really good; I think it's the best one we've done." Haggard also said, "We didn't really do any swing, per se, we just did straight-ahead songs that we felt good about."
The album title comes from putting together the name of Nelson's favorite guitar player Django Reinhardt and one of Haggard's favorite artists Jimmie Rodgers. What a way to keep their country roots alive! Respect.
While a date for their album release has not yet been announced, "It's All Gone to Pot" will give us something to chew on while we wait.