Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.
Willie Nelson: Shotgun Willie
'73 was a slow year for me, musically. I'm picking this album as my favorite as representative of Willie Nelson (though it may not be the last we'll see of him in this list). My dad was a big fan of Willie and even though he didn't own this album, "Whiskey River" has always been one of our favorite Willie songs and it made its appearance here.
One interesting thing about this list is that between John Denver, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson, it's reminding me how much I was raised on country music. I don't even remember when I first discovered pop, but I remember which album it was that hooked me, so I'm looking forward to rediscovering that year through this project.
Check out this video for a version that's more representative of Willie at the time.
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