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LISTEN: Billy Strings Debuts New Single Featuring Willie Nelson

GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings collaborates with legendary artist Willie Nelson on California Sober". Released in celebration of Nelson’s 90th birthday, the single is Strings’ first new music since partnering with venerable label, Reprise Records.

The new release comes on the heels of a series of landmark years for Strings, who is currently in the midst of an extensive world tour including upcoming shows at Denver’s Red Rocks (two nights, both sold out). L.A.’s Greek Theatre (sold out), Austin’s Moody Center (two nights), Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (sold out), Boston’s Leader Bank Pavilion (two nights) among many others. Tickets for the newly unveiled fall leg, which will span across the U.S. in addition to stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the U.K. are on sale now. Buy tickets here.

Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Billy is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2022 Americana Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Awards (the organization also named him Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year in 2021), Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.”

His most recent release, last year’s collaborative album, Me/And/Dad, featured Strings along with his dad, Terry Barber. The product of a longtime dream, the record features new versions of fourteen bluegrass and country classics that the two have been playing together since Strings was a young child.

Listen to Billy Strings' music, check out tour dates + keep up with him below!


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