Long before it debuted at the top of the country charts, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s new album of duets was crafted in the studio. Team Coco is proud to present an exclusive behind the scenes peek at Willie and Merle recording ‘Django and Jimmie’.
Check out the behind the scenes video here!
“Me and Merle got a new album coming out called ‘Django and Jimmie’ and the title track is about Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers”, said Willie Nelson. “Both of those guys were very influential in both of our careers.”
For ‘Django and Jimmie’, Willie Nelson’s sixth studio album release for Legacy Recordings since inking an historic deal with the label in 2012, the legendary singer-songwriter joined forces with longtime friend and collaborator Merle Haggard to reignite the musical chemistry that made the pair’s ‘Pancho & Lefty’ a honky-tonk blockbuster and America’s #1 Country Album following its release in January 1983.
Driven by a title track penned by Townes Van Zandt (and arguably the songwriter’s most familiar song), the critically-acclaimed top-selling ‘Pancho & Lefty’ solidified the reputations of both Willie and Merle as among the most formidable and influential artists in outlaw country music while topping the US Billboard Country charts for seven non-consecutive weeks between April and October 1983.