Willie and Bobbie Nelson - Farther Along
  • Farther Along (Featured Track) (5:20)
  • I'll Fly Away (3:25)
  • Lily Of The Valley (3:38)
  • Old Time Religion (2:55)
  • Blood Of the Lamb (4:01)
  • Kneel At The Feet (2:35)
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot (4:11)
  • Have A Little Talk With Jesus (4:33)
  • Where He Leads Me (5:08)
  • In The Sweet By & By (4:04)
  • Thine The Glory (4:12)
  • Where The Soul Of Man (3:44)
  • Just A Closer Walk With Thee (6:58)
  • I'd Rather Have Jesus (4:42)
  • How Great Thou Art (3:49)
  • Just As I Am (3:40)
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus (3:20)
  • When We All Get To Heaven (4:57)

Label Contact:
Pedernales Records

Distribution Contact:
Smith Entertainment

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“2014 Collection from Country Legend Willie Nelson and His Sister and Longtime Bandmate Bobbie Nelson. The two share their musical and inspirational gifts in Farther Along: A Gospel Collection, their renditions of 18 classic hymns and spiritual songs. 

As children, the siblings were encouraged by their grandparents, who raised them, to sing and play music in church. “Gospel music is how I learned to play the piano,” said Bobbie. “The gospel songs on this record are the songs that Willie and I first started playing as children. That is what makes this the most special record I have ever done.”

The album features tracks from the duo’s 1996 out of print album “How Great Thou Art” and recorded material that was done in 2003.”
- Amazon Editorial Review


Producers: Bobbie Nelson, Freddy Fletcher, Willie Nelson
Engineer: Larry Greenhills, David McNare, Bobby Arnold
Mastered By: Denny Purcell
Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott (front cover photo), David Zetner (back cover photo), Lawrence T. Jones, Russell Lee, Dorothea Lang, Lana Nelson
Art Direction / Design: Dick Reeves

Willie Nelson: Guitar, Vocals
Bobbie Nelson: Piano
Jon Blondell: Bass
Bee Spears: Bass
Freddy Fletcher: Drums
Mickey Raphael: Harmonica

CD Release Date: 2014


1. Have A Little Talk With Jesus (4:33)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Jimmie Lee Hill / Molique Music / BMI
Clyde Gregory Carter / Molique Music / BMI

ISRC: US2761390079

2. I’d Rather Have Jesus (4:41)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
George Beverly Shea / ASCAP
Rhea Miller / NS
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. / NS
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. / BMI
Universal Music Publishing Group / ASCAP
Warner Chappell Music, Inc. / BMI

ISRC: US2761390080

3. Where The Soul of Man (3:44)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390081

4. Lily In The Valley (3:38)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Charles Fry / Unaffiliated
Will S. Hays / Unaffiliated
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390082

5. I’ll Fly Away (3:24)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Albert Brumley / Unaffiliated
Clearbox Rights LLC / SOCAN
Fly Away Music / BMI

ISRC: US2761390083

6. Blood of the Lamb (4:01)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Kenney Vernon / Unknown
Merle Haggard / BMI
Unknown Publishers

ISRC: US2761390084

7. Where He Leads Me (5:07)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Ernest W. Blandy
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390085

8. Old Time Religion (2:54)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390086

9. Thine the Glory (4:11)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Raymond John Husband
Willie Mackay
Unknown Publishers

ISRC: US2761390087

10. In the Sweet By & By (4:03)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Joseph Webster
Sanford Fillmore Bennett
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390088

11. When We All Get To Heaven (4:56)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390089

12. Kneel at the Feet (2:34)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Willie Nelson / Sony/ATV Tree Publishing / BMI

ISRC: US2761390090

13. Swing Low Sweet Chariot (4:11)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Wallace Willis / Unaffiliated
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390091

14. Just As I Am (3:40)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
William Bradbury / Unaffiliated
Charlotte Elliott / Unaffiliated
Unknown Writer / Unaffiliated
Life Gate Music / BMI

ISRC: US2761390092

15. Farther Along (Featured Track) (5:20)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
W. B. Stevens / Bridge Building Music / BMI

ISRC: US2761390093

One thing most people don't know is how influential Gospel has been for Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie. From their childhood in the cotton-farming country of Abbott, Texas, Willie and Bobbie were raised with good country Gospel music, and the soulfulness of that upbringing has permeated their lives ever since.

The lyrics to the song were written in 1911 by Rev. W. A. Fletcher, an itinerant preacher, while he was travelling to the Indian Territories by train. Fletcher was feeling depressed because his wife was expecting their first-born child in a few weeks and he wouldn't be present for the occasion. He felt that his priorities were with his ministry in the Indian Territories and wrote the lyrics to reflect his frame of mind at the time.

Sitting next to him on the train was J. R. Baxter, a gospel music promoter who was quite taken with the lyrics that Fletcher was writing and offered him $2.00 for them. Mr. Baxter subsequently had them put to music and the song has been quite popular in the gospel music arena ever since.

The song deals with a Christian's dismay at the apparent prosperity of the wicked, when contrasted with the suffering of the righteous. The repeated theme is that, in Heaven, the truth will be revealed.

16. Just a Closer Walk With Thee (6:58)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390094

17. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (3:19)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Charles C. Discourse / Unaffiliated / Life Gate Music / BMI
Joseph M. Scriven / Unaffiliated / Life Gate Music / BMI

ISRC: US2761390095

18. How Great Thou Art (3:49)

Songwriters, Publishers & PRO:
Carl Gustav Bobert
Stuart K. Hine
Public Domain

ISRC: US2761390096


WILLIE NELSON - what can you say that has not been said about a living legend such as Willie Nelson ?

One thing most people don't know is how influential Gospel has been for Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie. From their childhood in the cotton-farming country of Abbott, Texas, Willie and Bobbie were raised with good country Gospel music, and the soulfulness of that upbringing has permeated their lives ever since.

On "Farther Along", Bobbie and Willie Nelson hark back to their spiritual and musical roots by bringing to you 18 of their favorite Gospel songs. Such songs as Lily Of The Valley, I'll Fly Away, Old Time Religion, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and 14 other comforting and comfortable classics heard here reflect the background they come from - the Down-to-Earth, Salt-of-the-Earth, Hard-Working country - just like so many of the good people that have enjoyed Willie Nelson's music for all these years.
  • Members:
    Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson
  • Sounds Like:
    Willie Nelson
  • Influences:
    Willie Nelson
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