Sunday, June 29, 2014
Meet Buddy Cannon
How do you write a song with 81-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson? It helps to have a good mobile plan. Buddy Cannon (above left) has never been in the same room with Nelson to write a song, but the two co-wrote nine of the 14 songs on the new, Cannon-produced "Band of Brothers" album. That album just made its debut atop the "Billboard" country albums chart.
Cannon has been working with Nelson ever since he and Kenny Chesney produced Willie's 2008 release "Moment of Forever", blending Nelson's acoustic guitar and longtime Nelson cohort Mickey Raphael's (above right) harmonica with session honchos including drummer Eddie Bayers, bass man Kevin "Swine" Grantt and steel guitarists Mike Johnson and Tommy White. MORE HERE