Willie Nelson & Snoop Dogg Collaborating on New Song

Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg will have a new collaboration coming out in a couple of weeks, and this time it may not just be about the favorite pastime of the two superstars of puffing on pipes, but about something deeper. In a Snoop Dogg interview with Beats 1 recently, the topic of Willie Nelson came up, and like Snoop has done often, he had nothing but high praise for Willie Nelson.

“Man we got a song coming out in a couple of weeks, how ’bout it? How ’bout it!” Snoop said. “Man that’s my big brother. And the reason we’re gonna make this record is because black and white matters right now. The love that we have for each other … Me and Willie Nelson, you see Snoop Dogg is the blackest of the blackest, the most militant, the most toughest, but he can work with anybody. He can work with the whitest of the whitest because it’s not about color, it’s about love.”

It’s the appreciation of humanity. I love you as a person Willie, I love your music. Let’s become friends, let me go to your house, let me meet your family. Let me become a part of your world. When you build that brotherhood, color is out the window. I love you. I don’t look at color, I look at you.”

Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg have collaborated together before of course, on songs like “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “Superman,” and “My Medicine,” but this might be the first time the two work on something much more aspirational. The two have enjoyed a long friendship, and have shared the stage together on numerous occasions as well.

Some were questioning why some major stars in country music such as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and Dolly Parton had not pledged their support for Black Lives Matter and the protestors in the wake of the death of George Floyd, even populating a spreadsheet to hold artists “accountable.” But those who know Willie Nelson know where his heart lies when it comes to race in America, and that his answer for how he feels would come through song.

Willie Nelson was responsible for helping to launch the career of Charley Pride when he diffused an unruly crowd in Louisiana by giving Pride an infamous kiss on stage. Nelson also collaborated with Ray Charles later in his career on the #1 song “Seven Spanish Angels.” And unlike we often see in mainstream country when some hip-hop collaborator glams onto a pop country star simply for attention and commercial application, the friendship of Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg has been one cultivated through mutual respect and admiration … and a favorite pastime as well.

Willie Nelson just released the latest track from his upcoming record First Rose of Spring called “We Are The Cowboys” originally recorded by Billy Joe Shaver. The new Willie album is due out July 3rd after being delayed due to COVID-19.