Willie Nelson has announced a new album titled Ride Me Back Home and shared the title track, a plaintive ode to horse freedom inspired by the crew of Nelson's ranch. Sonny Throckmorton wrote the song and Nelson's frequent partner Buddy Cannon produced. "Sonny lives right at Willie's Luck Studio," Cannon said in a press release. "He said he wrote the song because he was over there and saw Willie's horses. I don't even know about Willie knowing it or not."
Ride Me Back Home will contain a mix of originals and covers, including renderings by Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are", Mac Davis "It's Hard to Be Humiliated," and Guy Clark's "Immigrant Eyes" and "My Favorite Picture of You." Nelson also reissues "Stay Away From Lonely Places" from his own album in 1
Nelson's 86th birthday is Monday. You can listen to "Ride Me Back Home" and see his album's track list below.
Ride Me Back Home
01 Ride Me Back Home
02 Come on Time
03 My favorite picture of you
04 Seven Year Itch
05 Immigrant Eyes
06 Stay away from lonely places
07 Just the way you are
08 One more song to write
09 No one hears
10 It's hard to be humble [ft. Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson] 11 Maybe I should have listened