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  • Summary: Produced by Buddy Cannon, the latest release for the country singer-songwriter features nine original songs and a duet with Jamey Johnson.
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Hard to Be an Outlaw
She was cuter than a speckled pup just turned 21. She had a lot of fun playing with my gun. Just before the sun come up she couldn't take no... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jul 2, 2014
    This is a brilliant album. Not a brilliant album after almost 100 other albums, not a brilliant album for a man who has been working for twice as long as I have been alive, but the best country album of the year, and perhaps the best album this year.
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    Band of Brothers belongs solely to Willie Nelson. This is the sound of rust being ground out, cylinders squeaking back to life, engines and carburetors opening wide on the road again.
  3. Jun 17, 2014
    On Band of Brothers, Nelson reminds us that no matter the iconic place he occupies in American popular music as a vocal stylist, he is a classic country singer and songwriter first.
  4. Magnet
    Jul 18, 2014
    Nelson and co-composer Buddy Cannon work magic on cocky self-assurance mixed with self-deprecation and the glory of womanhood in a manner befitting this wordsmith's living-legend status. [No. 101, p.56]
  5. Jun 20, 2014
    Even if it can’t measure up to Spirit, Band of Brothers is still a showcase for what Nelson does best.
  6. 70
    Band of Brothers is Willie Nelson’s first album of largely self-penned tunes in almost two decades, but on his latest, Nelson mostly proves he’s still as sharp a vocalist as ever.
  7. Jun 17, 2014
    Unfortunately for Nelson, Band Of Brothers isn’t the country legend’s best album of all time. It’s pretty good at best, a must only for reasonably hardcore Nelson fans.

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