Billboard (p.28) - "[Nelson] digs into pensive treatments of the traditional 'Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down' and Hank Williams' 'House of Gold,' a three-hanky version of 'My Baby's Gone' and a rich rendition of 'Satisfied Mind.'"
Mojo (Publisher) - p.944 stars out of 5
-- "[T]his is Nelson's best album in over a decade....Burnett unearthed songs even Nelson hadn't heard of..."
Paste (magazine) (p.74) - "Nelson's COUNTRY MUSIC thumps to life with the unfussy airs of a pickin' parlor throwdown....Delivered with his soulful, weathered authority."
Uncut (magazine) - p.964 stars out of 5
-- "There's some great ensemble work on the sprightly honky-tonk of Ray Price's 'You Done Me Wrong,' along with a bass-and-fiddle-driven version of Al Dexter's 'Pistol-Packin' Mama'..."
Audio Mixer: Mike Piersante.
Recording information: Sound Emporium Studios, Nashville, TN.
Editor: Jason Wormer.
Photographer: Rick Oliver.
Willie Nelson moves to Rounder Records for Country Music, a collection of new versions of country classics.