Released: Jun 2011
Label: Hickory Records (2009 Deal)
Judging by the number of songs picked up by other artists (Patsy Cline and "Crazy," Faron Young and "Things to Remember"), Nelson definitely impressed as a fresh-faced newbie in Nashville. And once he became a recording artist, Nelson went back and mined his own catalog, including many gems that showed up on 1962's And Then I Wrote and 1965's Country Willie -- His Own Songs. A true country icon, Nelson's songs have survived the test of time, as evidenced by how many country artists (George Jones, k.d. lang, Tracy Byrd) continue to take a shot at interpreting the master.