Country Music Hall of Famer, Don Williams will be releasing his first album since 2004 this year. The album, entitled And So It Goes, is due to come out on June 19th with a duet featuring Alison called "I Just Come Here for the Music".
In addition to Alison, Keith Urban and Vince Gill will also be lending their talents to the highly anticipated project. The Sugar Hill Records project reunites Williams with producer Garth Fundis.
Williams, 72, has curtailed his touring schedule in recent years and agreed to return to the studio following encouragement from his management company and the label. "I didn't do this album because I just felt that I was going to die if I didn't do another one but because of all of that encouragement to do it," he said. "So here we are -- and now I'm feeling good about it."
The CD proceeds from the upbeat, earworm-catchy opener "Better Than Today" through contemplative considerations of grace and calm ("Heart of Hearts"), the charms of an actual, credible woman ("She's a Natural"), and even the possible existence of aliens ("Infinity") and on to the closing title track about love, loss and the passing of time. The duet with Ms. Krauss, "I Just Come Here for the Music," sounds like a country standard in the making.
Laidback country icon Don Williams' And So It Goes, his first CD in eight years, is out on Sugar Hill records June 19th. Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill join him as singers and instrumentalists.
During the '70s and '80s, Williams topped Billboard's country chart with 17 singles, including "You're My Best Friend," "Till the Rivers All Run Dry," "Tulsa Time" and "I Believe in You." In recording the new album, Fundis said, "We weren't looking to reinvent Don -- just to make a good new Don Williams record."