Thursday, June 26, 2014

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Willie Nelson and Hank Snow

Artist:Willie Nelson and Hank Snow
Song:I'm Movin' On
Album:Playlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson was so popular in the early 80s that Columbia Records allowed him to do whatever he wanted. Of course Nelson's duets became a running joke. One of things he wanted to do is record with country music legends. Columbia was fine with all of that. Nelson's 1983 album with Merle Haggard Pancho & Lefty was a big success. In 1980, Nelson recorded the album San Antonio Rose with Ray Price. Then he recorded albums with Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Webb Pierce, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, the music from the film Songwriter with Kris Kristofferson and Faron Young. Canadian country music legend Hank Snow retired in 1979. But Nelson convinced Snow to return one last time for the 1985 album Brand of my Heart. I'm Movin' On was Snow's first number one country hit in 1950. So it's a very iconic song and it's not surprising that Nelson would want to record it with Snow. In 2000, this album was released on CD as a twofer with the 1982 album In The Jailhouse Now featuring Webb Pierce. That CD is out of print. But you can get I'm Movin On on this budget comp that also has duets with Waylon Jennings, Maty Kay Place and Faron Young. Nelson also recorded I'm Movin' On on the 2011 CD Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles with Wynton Marsalis. Charles had a hit with I'm Movin' On in 1959. BTW, Brand of my Heart was Hank Snow's final recording. Here's a video for I'm Movin' On by Willie Nelson and Hank Snow.

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