Countryman (album)

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Countryman
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02)
Recorded 1995 – 2004
Genre Country, reggae
Label Lost Highway
Willie Nelson chronology
It Always Will Be
(2004)
Countryman
(2005)
You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork (3.8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Countryman is an album by Willie Nelson. Ten years in the making, Nelson's first ever reggae album merges the gospel and spirit found in both country and reggae. It was released on CD format on August 2, 2005 by the Lost Highway label. Nelson made two videos for this album "The Harder They Come" and "I'm a Worried Man" [1] both videos were filmed in Jamaica.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Willie Nelson except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do You Mind Too Much If I Don't Understand"     2:46
2. "How Long Is Forever"     3:19
3. "I'm a Worried Man" (featuring Toots Hibbert) John Cash, June Cash 2:31
4. "The Harder They Come"   Jimmy Cliff 3:36
5. "Something to Think About"     3:12
6. "Sitting in Limbo"   Cliff 2:39
7. "Darkness on the Face of the Earth"     2:15
8. "One in a Row"     3:31
9. "I've Just Destroyed the World"   Nelson, Ray Price 2:42
10. "You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago"     2:59
11. "I Guess I've Come to Live Here"     2:23
12. "Undo the Right"   Hank Cochran, Nelson 2:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Craig Allen – Art Direction, Design
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson – Vocals
  • Dan Bosworth – Guitar
  • Sir Harry Bowens – Vocals
  • Kim Buie – Executive Producer
  • Carlton "Santa" Davis – Drums
  • Richard Feldman – Guitar, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Pam Hall – Vocals
  • Jim Herrington – Photography
  • Randy Jacobs – Guitar
  • Wayne Jobson – Guitar, Production Coordination
  • Donald Ray Mitchell – Vocals
  • Rik Pekkonen – Engineer
  • Mickey Raphael – Harmonica
  • Stephen Stewart – Keyboards, Engineer
  • Robby Turner – Dobro, Guitar (Steel)
  • Don Was – Producer
  • Norris Webb – Keyboards
  • Tom Weir – Mixing

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 46

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