Willie Nelson honors horses with his new song "Ride Me Back Home." The song, written by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Throckmorton, his daughter Debby, Joe Manual and Lucinda Hinto, was inspired by the horses Nelson has rescued. Nelson has rescued over 60 horses from the slaughterhouse over the years, giving them a place to roam on his property.
Fittingly, the song's video features clips of Nelson with the horses at his Luck, Texas ranch.
"Now they don't need you and there's no one to feed you and there's fences where you used to roam," Nelson sings on the ballad. "I wish I could gather up all of your brothers and you could just ride me back home."
"Ride Me Back Home" is the title track to Nelson's forthcoming album (out on June 21). The album was produced by Nelson's longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon. The album features a cover of Guy Clark's "My Favorite Picture of You," Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" and Mac Davis's "It's Hard to Be Humble," which features Lukas and Micah Nelson.
Nelson will kick off his 2019 Outlaw Music Festival Tour, featuring Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dawes, Colter Wall and more, on June 14.