Now there’s been several moments where I’ve been disappointed by Mr Nelson’s stage presence, but I’m more than willing to chalk that up to both his age and the amount people talk him up. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are both key figures in country music and have been around for a very long time, so it only seems right to take the time out to review a new song by the both of them, especially one that’s so obviously on a very popular subject, especially on the heels of Willie Nelson’s new weed-based business venture.
The song starts off with a barrage of horns that ease it into the energetic guitars before the nearly iconic crooning vocals. The song has a decent pacing that can seem both quick and slow at the same time strangely enough, and the song has a stronger pull towards the more classic elements of country western music rather than the modern country that’s currently popular. The song is extremely humorous, and holds the attention quite well for a short song.
it’s less than three minutes, but it captures the essence that my parents always talked about when it came to Willie Nelson better than any performance of his I’ve ever watched. The song is fun to listen to, and extremely funny on top of that. It’s definitely worth a quick listen, and certainly holds its own weight for the most part.