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Willie Nelson re-signs to Sony Records, announces new albums

Wednesday marks a homecoming of sorts for Willie Nelson: He has inked a deal to return to Sony Records, his label from 1975 to 1993.

Nelson will record five new albums and re-release archival works via Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony. The deal will serve as a retrospective effort, including the distribution of material from every stage of the country icon's career, which spans approximately 60 years, seven Grammys and involvement in 200 albums. In his initial tenure at Sony/Columbia, Nelson released several of his most legendary works, including 1975's "Red Headed Stranger" and 1978's "Stardust."

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"I'm really happy to be back home with Sony Music. We have been partners for many years, all the way back to Pamper and Tree Music," said Nelson in a statement, referencing his former publishing companies. "We share a great history, and I'm looking forward to many more years together."

Nelson's first new record is scheduled for a spring 2012 release. Since leaving Sony in 1993, he has worked with a slew of other imprints, including Island, Lost Highway and Rounder. The latter released his "Country Music" in 2010, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett and reached a recent career peak of No. 4 on the Billboard country charts.

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Feb 16, 2012 9:49PM
i think willie has a great heart and helps the farm ind and so many others for someone to make a bad comment about him would just show there stupidity with that said he has a good heart and likes to help people so dont be quick to judge him you go willie keep doing what you do and dont worrie about the haters cause they will allways be there opppps broke haters lol.
Feb 2, 2012 2:01PM

Too bad Bee Spears, his bass player for many years wont be along. He recently died of exposure when he fell outside his home. God bless him.

Keep going Willie. Your last record (Country Music) was a great piece of work. I have been a real fan for a long long time.

Feb 2, 2012 12:39AM
it is so good to hear that he is still making new music i have always loved willie even back in the late sixties and early seventy .on my 34 birthday my late husband call the local radio station  and had I will always love you dedicated  to me. Love you much willie just keep going as long as you can.
Feb 1, 2012 8:57PM
Original survivor = Willie Nelson.  Nice going, Nelson.  Keep it up.
Feb 1, 2012 7:05PM
He probably pooded his pants when he got the record contract.
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