Willie Gets No Leaf

Willie Nelson‘s newest release Countryman (which came out on Tuesday on the Lost Highway label) is a mix of honky-tonk and ganja as Nelson adds his touch to reggae songs and adds a little of the islands to some country favorites. The result is getting mixed reviews, with All Music Guide calling it “woefully out of whack.” The CD design is causing controversy of its own. Lost Highway (part of the Universal Music Group Nashville stable) got cold feet after seeing Countryman’s original cover spiked with pot leaves and has released a second version to Wal-Mart stores with palm trees instead (no comment on the influence actual weed may have had on the creation of the album).

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