Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the release of Willie Nelson’s new studio album, A Beautiful Time, out today on his 89th birthday.
Legacy has released A Beautiful Time–Nelson’s new studio album (and 17th for the label)–on vinyl (black vinyl as well as an exclusive orange vinyl edition for Barnes & Noble), CD and digital formats (including in spatial hi-res audio in Atmos and 360RA formats).
Produced by Willie’s longtime musical collaborator Buddy Cannon (who’s cowritten six of the album’s new songs, including five with Willie), A Beautiful Time is a fully-realized new studio album.
In 2021, Legacy Recordings released two new Willie Nelson albums–That’s Life and The Willie Nelson Family. That’s Life, Willie’s musical homage to the artistry of Frank Sinatra debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart and the Traditional Jazz Albums chart and is currently in the running for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy.
To mark the release of A Beautiful Time and his birthday, Nelson is performing in Austin, TX at the grand opening of the Moody Center tonight and tomorrow. On Sunday, May 1, he will return to his ranch in Luck, TX for the special concert event To Willie: A Birthday Celebration hosted by Bruce Robinson with performances by guest of honor Willie as well as Nathaniel Rateliff, Robert Earl Keen, Margo Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Vincent Neil Emerson.