The Bottom Line
- Good Hearted Woman (with Toby Keith)
- On The Road Again
- Mendocino County Line (with Lee Ann Womack)
- May be too much Star Power on the CD.
- 16 of 18 songs feature guests.
- Released by Lost Highway Records.
- Toby Keith, Sheryl Crow, Rob Thomas, Lee Ann Womack, Vince Gill & Norah Jones are a few guests.
Guide Review - Willie Nelson and Friends - Stars & Guitars
Sheryl Crow joins Willie on the seminal Whiskey River while Toby Keith replaces Waylon Jennings, (as if one could do such a thing), on Good Hearted Woman, the hit from the Great Divide, Mendocino County Line features Lee Ann Womack. Ray Price joins Willie for the fun Nightlife, from their 1980 CD San Antonio Rose and a primer for 2003 duet release Run That By Me One More Time. Patty Griffin joins Willie on Angel Flying To Close To The Ground while Vince Gill takes the lead vocals on Blue Eyes Cryin In The Rain. Emmylou Harris duets with Willie on the classic Til I Gain Control Again. Norah Jones helps Willie on the nice Lonestar while Willie takes the reins for the closing pair of tracks including his classic On The Road Again.
Superstar collaborations always sound better in a live setting than in a studio and Stars And Guitars is a great example of that. Fans looking for some essential later recordings of Willie Nelson should look no further than Stars And Guitars.