Released: Aug 2001
Label: Capitol Nashville
Before becoming a household name, Willie Nelson worked behind the scenes in Nashville writing songs for other country music stars. Certified Hits contains many of the biggest hits of his songwriting career, including "Crazy" (Patsy Cline), "Hello Walls" (Faron Young) and "Night Life" (Ray Price). With simple, straightforward production, these early '60s-era classics rely on the strength of the singer interpreting them; Nelson uses his distinctive voice to paint these gems differently than the original. Packed with favorites,
is a great "go-to" CD when nothing but old-school hits will do.