Despite being temporarily sidelined a few times in recent months with health issues, country music treasure Willie Nelson just keeps on doing what he does best: making damn good music.
On March 14, Willie released the next piece of his country music journey in the form of a new music video for the song “You and Me,” which will be featured on his upcoming album, “Last Man Standing.” The new album is set for release on April 27, just two days before the legend’s 85th birthday.
The grainy, mostly black and white video is a simple one for a simple man, showing him sitting down with his ragged guitar, Trigger, and singing the song’s incredibly relatable lyrics, which are sure to make it a favorite with his fans. Also featured in the video, which is styled and subtitled like an old-time silent movie, is Willie’s longtime friend. producer and songwriting collaborator, Buddy Cannon.
“You’ve got a lot of singing to do,” Buddy tells Willie at the beginning of the video, which serves as yet another worthy follow-up to his prior body of work, including his last album, “God’s Problem Child.”
“Yeah, good day at work,” Willie says at the end of the video, as he gets up from his chair and balances his guitar on a stand.
And as he always does, he makes it look effortless.
While we can’t be positive when the video was actually filmed, we do know that Willie is looking and acting better than ever. In fact, after a brief break from the road in February as he recovered from the flu, Willie is set to get back in front of his fans as he headlines the Luck Reunion Festival, an annual, day-long music celebration held at Willie’s ranch in Luck, Texas, on March 15.
Once that show is in the can, Willie will remain on the road through July, including stops at the Outlaw Music Festival and, of course, his Willie’s 4th of July Picnic event.