- Released: March 24, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Legacy
- 1.Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
- 2.If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time
- 3.Georgia on My Mind
- 4.Blue Skies
- 5.My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
- 6.On the Road Again
- 7.Always on My Mind
- 8.City of New Orleans
- 9.Forgiving You Was Easy
- 10.Living in the Promiseland
- 11.Midnight Rider
- 12.Remember Me (When the Candlelights Are Gleaming)
- 13.Uncloudy Day
- 14.Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
- 15.Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning
- 16.Nothing I Can Do About It Now
Also available in a 3-pack with JOHNNY CASH: 16 BIGGEST HITS and GEORGE JONES: 16 BIGGEST HITS.
Producers: Willie Nelson, Booker T. Jones, Sydney Pollack, Chips Moman, Fred Foster.
Recorded between 1975 and 1989. Includes liner notes by Arthur Levy.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
This is part of Legacy's 16 BIGGEST HITS series.
Willie Nelson spent 19 years at Columbia Records. It was during these years that Nelson reached the peak of his career, consistently topping the country charts and occasionally ascending the pop charts as well ("Always On My Mind," for one, was a #1 hit on both the country and pop charts). 16 BIGGEST HITS collects, for the first time, all of Nelson's best-known recordings from this period on a single disc. From his first #1 record, 1975's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," to his last, 1989's "Nothing I Can Do About It Now," Willie Nelson dominated this era of country music. 16 BIGGEST HITS demonstrates why. It's hard to imagine a country fan who doesn't know at least a few of these recordings by heart. The most successful of them--Nelson's composition "On The Road Again" and his covers of "Georgia On My Mind" and "Always On My Mind"--have reached that pantheon of "songs you've heard so many times you could never forget them, even if you wanted to." A great introduction to one of country's great artists, as are the other records in Columbia's 16 BIGGEST HITS series, which include anthologies of George Jones, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, and Tammy Wynette.