John Prine and a few of his talented friends will dip into the classic country songbook for the singer-songwriter’s new LP For Better, or Worse, his first full-length album in nearly five years. Included on the collection, which will be released September 30th via Oh Boy Records, are duets with Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert.
The album’s first single “Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out,” premiered recently and features Iris DeMent and Prine filling the roles originally played by Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb. Prine and DeMent previously sang together on the title track from his 1999 album In Spite of Ourselves, which featured similarly-styled duets with female singers. Elsewhere on For Better, or Worse, Lambert guests on Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart” and Kathy Mattea collaborates on “Dreaming My Dreams.” Hear “Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out” below.
Prine will celebrate the release of For Better, or Worse with a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on September 30th and October 1st. He also has numerous dates scheduled through the end of 2016, sharing stages with Patty Griffin, Margo Price and others.
Here is the For Better, or Worse track listing:
1. Who’s Gonna Take The Garbage Out feat. Iris Dement
2. Storms Never Last feat. Lee Ann Womack
3. Falling In Love Again feat. Alison Krauss
4. Color Of The Blues feat. Susan Tedeschi
5. I’m Telling You feat. Holly Williams
6. Remember Me feat. Kathy Mattea
7. Look At Us feat. Morgane Stapleton
8. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke feat. Amanda Shires
9. Fifteen Years Ago feat. Lee Ann Womack
10. Cold Cold Heart feat. Miranda Lambert
11. Dreaming My Dreams feat. Kathy Mattea
12. Mental Cruelty feat. Kacey Musgraves
13. Mr. & Mrs. Used To Be feat. Iris Dement
14. My Happiness feat. Fiona Prine
15. Just Waiting (John Solo)