Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Announces New Album Of Merle Haggard Covers
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy has confirmed a new album of Merle Haggard covers due on May 5th. ‘Best Troubadour’ is a 16 track offering that pulls songs from a number of the late Haggard’s many albums, ranging from his 3rd in 1967 through to his 47th in 2011.
The album came close to being scrapped after Haggard’s death, with plans to record in Nashville Studios falling through. Billy then resorted to recording the album at home, enlisting the vocal talents of many fellow legends.
Watch the video for 'Mama Tried' HERE