After almost ten years working on the realization of his idea for a country album that infuses reggae, singer Willie Nelson could finally achieve it as his "Countryman" album will soon get released on August 2, 2005. The album is, in fact, revived by Nelson and Luke Lewis, whose Lost Highway Records label is part of the Island Def Jam family and home to Nelson's most recent works.
To bring in life the album realization, producer Richard Feldman was brought in last year. The fruit of the collaboration is now appeared in the album's covering of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" and dueting with Toots Hibbert on the Johnny Cash/June Carter Cash composition "I'm a Worried Man."
Moreover, the album also covers "Sitting in Limbo," a song that appeared on the soundtrack to Cliff's film "The Harder They Come," and fills out the set with reggae versions of seven self-penned songs, including "Something To Think About" and "Darkness on the Face of the Earth," as well as songs co-written with Ray Price "I've Just Destroyed the World" and Hank Cochran's "Undo the Right."