New 11 song studio album (his 70th solo album!) from the 87 year old legend who has won Grammys with his last two albums (2019’s Ride Me Back Home Best Solo Country Performance and 2018’s My Way Best Traditional Pop Album). This record celebrates the now, embracing life, love, friends and family.
The album includes new songs written by Willie and long time producer Buddy Cannon (Blue Star, Love Just Laughed) combined with new songs written by Chris Stapleton and Toby Keith plus a handful of classic songs that Willie interprets his way (from the Billy Joe Shaver track We Are The Cowboys to the sublime closer, the Charles Azanavour classic Hier Encore), all performed with an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers. The first track is the title song and album opener First Rose Of Spring, penned by the songwriting team of Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin and Mark Beeson.