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Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With 'Let's Face the Music and Dance' - Song Premiere

Country legend covers Irving Berlin in new album of standards

March 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson may be turning 80 this year but, as they say, age ain't nothing but a number. On April 16th, the same month the country legend becomes an octogenarian, he'll release his latest album, Let's Face the Music And Dance, a collection of American standards and country classics by Willie Nelson and Family. Now you can take an exclusive first listen to his rendition of the title track – originally written by Irving Berlin for the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Follow the Fleet – which finds Nelson's dry drawl floating over a melody that slinks between sweet and something slightly more sinister.

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