ACM to release star studded cover of Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again’
The Academy of Country Music (ACM) will be releasing a special, star studded cover of the classic Willie Nelson hit ‘On the Road Again’ on August 13.
The cover of the song features a plethora of country music’s brightest talents, including Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Tenille Townes and Morgan Wallen – all of whom will be joined by Nelson on the track. Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins both produced the single.
All proceeds from the song will benefit the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will then subsequently be disbursed to those in the country music community who are in dire need of assistance as a result of the pandemic.
Speaking about the track, Damon Whiteside, CEO of the ACM, expressed his pride at being able to work with both Nelson and the 10 stars for the single, while also thanking them all for their efforts for what is a fantastic cause.
“The Academy is honoured to work with Willie Nelson and all 10 ACM Awards New Artist Nominees to create a new contemporary version of the classic ‘On the Road Again (ACM Lifting Lives Edition)’ that is so poignant for our current times,” Whiteside said. “This is a powerful way to showcase so many of our newer and fast-rising artists alongside one of our genre’s most legendary artists and iconic songs of all time.
“It feels very appropriate that this event will raise much needed funds for our Country Music industry members in financial crisis through our ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund.
“A huge thank you to the artists, Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins as well as our friends at Warner Music Nashville for donating their time to this important project.”