The Willie Nelson Family

The Willie Nelson Family is a collaborative studio album by Willie Nelson, his sons Lukas and Micah, his daughters Paula and Amy and his sister Bobbie Nelson, accompanied by the Family Band. The record includes covers of inspirational songs and reinterpretations of Nelson's classics. Lukas Nelson sings lead on the songs "All Things Must Pass" and "Keep It on the Sunnyside" and Micah Nelson sings lead on "Why Me". It was released on November 19, 2021.[1]

The Willie Nelson Family
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 19, 2021
StudioPedernales Studios (Austin)
LabelLegacy Recordings
ProducerWillie Nelson, Steve Chadie
Willie Nelson chronology
That's Life
The Willie Nelson Family
A Beautiful Time

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
American Songwriter     [4]

The Willie Nelson Family received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a score of 69 out of 100 based on five reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Heaven and Hell"Willie Nelson2:22
2."Kneel at the Feet of Jesus"Nelson2:29
3."Laying My Burdens Down"Nelson1:48
4."Family Bible"Nelson2:48
5."In the Garden"C. Austin Miles3:24
6."All Things Must Pass"George Harrison3:36
7."I Saw the Light"Hank Williams1:52
8."In God's Eyes"Nelson2:55
9."Keep It on the Sunnyside"A. P. Carter2:54
10."I Thought About You, Lord"Nelson3:20
11."Too Sick to Pray"Nelson2:15
12."Why Me"Kris Kristofferson2:12


Adapted from the album liner notes.


  1. ^ "Willie Nelson Covers George Harrison, Kris Kristofferson on New 'Family' Album". Rolling Stone. Emmis Communications LLC. September 23, 2021. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "The Willie Nelson Family by Willie Nelson". Metacritic. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Willie Nelson Family - Willie Nelson | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  4. ^ Cooper, Leonie. "Willie Nelson – 'The Willie Nelson Family' review: a tender passing of the torch". NME. Retrieved January 13, 2022.