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Willie Nelson, 84, Announces 73rd Album, ‘Last Man Standing’

American singer songwriter  Willie Nelson will release a new album called Last Man Standing. It will be Nelson’s 73rd solo album.

It’s due on April 27, two days before his 85th birthday.

The album’s title track is an upbeat country song.

“I don’t want to be the last man standing,” he sings. “Wait a minute, maybe I do / If you don’t mind, I’ll start a new line / Decide after thinking it through.”

Nelson reunites with Buddy Canyon, who co-wrote seven songs on last year’s God’s Problem Child.

Canyon and Nelson are listed as co-songwriters on all 11 tracks.

Willie Nelson has written:

Funny How Time Slips Away
Hello Walls
I Never Cared For You
Mr. Record Man
Night Life
No Place For Me
On the Road Again
Part Where I Cry
The Party’s Over

Pretty Paper

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Storm Has Just Begun
The Wall
Touch Me

Uncloudy Day
Wake Me When It’s Over
What a Way to Live

Willie Nelson; Pic. from his Facebook.

Top #40 Country as vocalist:

Willingly (with Shirley Collie) 10
Touch Me  7


Half a Man 25
You Took My Happy Away 33


One in a Row 19


The Party’s Over 24
Blackjack County Chain 21


Little Things 22
Johnny One Time 36


Bring Me Sunshine 13
I Hope So 36


I’m a Memory 28

Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer) 22


Bloody Mary Morning 17


Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 1
Fire and Rain 29


Remember Me (When the Candle Lights Are Gleaming) 2
I’d Have to Be Crazy 11
If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time 1
Good Hearted Woman [w Waylon Jennings] 1


Uncloudy Day 4
I Love You a Thousand Ways 9


Georgia on My Mind 1
Blue Skies 1
All of Me 3
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys  [w Waylon Jennings] 1
I Can Get Off On You 1
Something to Brag About [w Mary Kay Place] 9


Whiskey River 12
September Song 15
Heartbreak Hotel [w Leon Russell] 1


Help Me Make It Through the Night 4
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 1
Midnight Rider 6
On the Road Again 1
Night Life [w Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass] 20
Faded Love [w Ray Price] 3
Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me) 11


Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground 1
Mona Lisa 11
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter 26
Heartaches of a Fool 39


Always on My Mind 1
Let It Be Me 2
Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning 2
Old Friends (with Ray Price & Roger Miller] 19
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay [w Waylon Jennings] 13


Little Old Fashioned Karma 10
Why Do I Have to Choose 3
Take It to the Limit (with Waylon Jennings) 8
Without a Song 11
Reasons to Quit[w Merle Haggard] 6
Pancho and Lefty [w Merle Haggard] 1
Just to Satisfy You [w Waylon Jennings] 1


City of New Orleans 1
To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before [w Julio Iglesias] 1
Seven Spanish Angels [w Ray Charles] 1


Forgiving You Was Easy 1
Me and Paul (re-recording) 14


Living in the Promiseland 1
I’m Not Trying to Forget You 21


Partners After All 24
Island in the Sea 27


Spanish Eyes (with Julio Iglesias) 8


Nothing I Can Do About It Now 1
There You Are 8


Ain’t Necessarily So 17


Tryin’ to Outrun the Wind 14


Mendocino County Line (with Lee Ann Womack) 22


Beer for My Horses  [w Toby Keith] 1