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American music icon Willie Nelson is celebrating his 80th birthday and six-decade-spanning career with the release of To All The Girls..., a brand new album that features a collection of newly recorded duets between the American musical legend and a dream list of contemporary pop-country women singers. To mark the launch of the new release, the seven time Grammy Award winner will be making a special appearance on QVC.
During the "QVC Presents QSessions Live" show on Thursday, September 12 at 5 PM (ET), Nelson is scheduled to play a selection of songs from the CD while offering viewers the opportunity to order the album, which has been bundled with a bonus disc just for QVC shoppers, two
weeks before street date.
"We are thrilled to have a legendary music icon like Willie Nelson at QVC," said Ken O'Brien, vice president of merchandising for QVC. "Our viewers will get a first-row seat as he unveils some of his greatly anticipated new songs."
The legendary singer-songwriter's third full-length album of new music to be released in a mere 16 months, To All The Girls... celebrates Nelson's birthday year with a selection of profoundly moving and heartfelt performances of classic songs from America's country, pop and gospel repertoire. Featured musicians include an impressive list of contemporary pop-country female singers including Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris and more.
Nelson applied his love for music for the greater good, as the founder of Farm Aid, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture and to keep family farmers on their land, and is furthered through an annual fundraising festival concert event.
Nelson isn't the first country cross-over musician to grace the stage at QVC. Past influential artists have included Randy Travis, Sheryl Crow and Reba McEntire, among other notable musicians including The Beach Boys, Justin Bieber, Carly Simon and more.
To All The Girls... packaged with a special bonus disc, will be available beginning September 5 through QVC.com, the QVC apps and by calling 800.345.1515, while supplies last.
About Willie Nelson
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author,
actor and activist. In 2010 he released Willie Nelson's Country Music, produced by award winning T Bone Burnett and it received a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Americana Album. In 2011 Willie's album releases included, Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles, a 12 song collection with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones as well as Remember Me Vol. 1, his hand-picked selections of country music's most definitive songs. Released May of 2012 is Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings that showcases new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. In November his latest book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, hit shelves and landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times's best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. 2013 brings an
April release of "Let's Face The Music And Dance," an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble.