Willie Nelson Releases Bluegrass Rendition of “Good Hearted Woman”
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Willie Nelson has released a Bluegrass Cover of his hit song, “Good Hearted Woman”
Country music legend Willie Nelson is back in the spotlight, and this time, he’s bringing a fresh twist to a classic tune. The iconic singer-songwriter has just dropped the official audio for his updated rendition of “A Good Hearted Woman,” a song that holds a special place in the hearts of country music fans everywhere.
Who Wrote The Original “A Good Hearted Woman” Song?
Originally written by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, the inspiration for the song starts back in 1969 when Jennings was flipping through a newspaper and stumbled upon an ad referring to Tina Turner as a “good hearted woman loving two-timing men.” Intrigued, he rushed over to Nelson, who was in the middle of a poker game and suggested turning that phrase into a song. As fate would have it, they put their creative heads together right there at the poker table, with Nelson’s wife at the time, Connie Koepke, jotting down the lyrics as they sang them.
When Was “A Good Hearted Woman” Released?
Fast forward to 1971, Jennings recorded the song for the first time and released it on his 1972 album titled Good Hearted Woman. The single soared to number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Later, it turned into a duet with Nelson for the compilation album Wanted! The Outlaws, which eventually became country music’s very first platinum album.
Other artists who did a rendition of the song.
The journey of “Good Hearted Woman” didn’t stop there. This timeless classic has seen its fair share of renditions over the years. Notably, LeAnn Rimes, Hank Williams III, Tina Turner, George Jones,, Marty Stuart, and Travis Tritt have all put their own unique spin on the song.
Now, the excitement reaches a new level as Willie Nelson unveils his bluegrass-infused version of “Good Hearted Woman.” With Nelson’s unmistakable vocals, his new release is certainly going to captivate old fans and win over new ones. There’s only one way to find out how you’ll feel about his rendition – give it a listen below and let the music speak for itself.