February 15, 2006 07:02:35 GMT
Willie Nelson chose Valentine's Day to release the gay-themed song "Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently (Fond of Each Other)"
Valentine's Day is just perfect for Willie Nelson to release his new song, a gay cowboy song entitled "Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently (Fond of Each Other)."
Has nothing to do with the box office hit "Brokeback Mountain," the song was written in 1981 by Texas-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette. It is said that he wrote it during the "Urban Cowboy" craze and always imagined Nelson singing it.
Hence, Nelson had someone passed a copy of the song to him in the late 1980s and the singer then recorded it last year at his Pedernales studio in Texas.
Debuted Tuesday Feb 14th, 2006 on Howard Stern's satellite radio show, the single is now available exclusively through iTunes.