Well, I saw Crazy Heart yesterday and was left a bit wanting. I dunno. I like the title track enough — got it in the library now — but I could just think of so many western ballads that are so much better. Plus, Jeffie boy just couldn’t muster that much sympathy with me. Glad he got it together, though. On the bright side, if he can get chicks looking like that….
So hey, here’s a better country ballad, by Willie Nelson, with a little latin salsa thrown in for spice. Bet you listen twice. Its that good.
This is from Willie’s album — his best in my view — Teatro. And that’s Emmylou Harris singing close backup harmony. Pure gold. It’s very rare when I like virtually ever track on an album, but I sure do with this one.