(NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.)
What has Willie
Nelson not done in his almost 80 years on this earth? Well, he has not recorded a polka album, a zydeco album, an opera
album, a classical album, a punk album, a disco album, a Hawaiian album, a rock opera or a collaboration with pretend-young-country-Outlaws.
But I think that’s about the extent of the list.
Remember his reggae album Countryman? And you can look forward
to his upcoming duets album with women singers, including Barbra Streisand. The man has been around the block a few times
in the musical world.
If he had done nothing more than write such country classics as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls” and “Funny
How Time Slips Away,” his place in music history would be assured.
He has covered the genres of country, Outlaw country,
country swing, jazz, pop,