Willie Nelson goes back to his roots with a songbook of classic Americana. Country Music was recorded in Nashville and produced by T Bone Burnett. Nelson wrote one track on the album, “Man With The Blues,” and, with T Bone Burnett, co-arranged three traditional songs, “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down,” “I Am A Pilgrim” and “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.”
The album also features many popular old-time/bluegrass/folk songs, including Ernest Tubb’s “Seaman’s Blues,” Merle Travis’ “Dark As A Dungeon” and Doc Watson’s “Freight Train Boogie.”
Willie Nelson collaborated with many musicians on Country Music, including old-time banjo master Riley Baugus, double bassist Dennis Crouch and T Bone himself, all musicians featured on Raising Sand, the 2009 Grammy award-winning Album of the Year by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.