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LISTEN: Bill and the Belles, “Gotta Get Drunk”

Aug 22, 2023

LISTEN: Bill and the Belles,

Artist: Bill and the Belles
Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee
Song: “Gotta Get Drunk”
Album: To Willie From Billy
Release Date: September 8, 2023
Label: Ditty Boom Records

In Their Words: “Our upcoming album, To Willie From Billy, is a tribute to Willie Nelson, released in honor of the icon turning 90. We like to think it’s a bold and playful meeting of our string band origins and genre-defying arrangements, and a celebration of Nelson’s songwriting and musical ethos. It is that musical ethos that ties Willie and Billy together: A commitment to timelessness and simplicity, with a good dose of rebellion. Picking out just 12 tunes from Willie Nelson’s catalogue proved to be tough if not impossible, but eventually we got there. Most of the tunes are lesser known cuts from Nelson with a few hits thrown in for good measure. ‘Gotta Get Drunk,’ a raucous bar shout, wobbles and sways right in the middle.” – Kris Truelsen

Photo Credit: Billie Wheeler

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