Steve EarleSteve Earle promised his next album would be country, and here it is: loaded with twanging pedal steel, swinging fiddle and Earle playing a ’66 Fender Telecaster, channeling Waylon Jennings, to whom this album is dedicated.

With his highly talented band The Dukes, he pays homage to the country outlaws who’ve been his longtime inspiration. Joined by Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Miranda Lambert, songs range from dealing with his recent divorce, to honouring his good friend, the late Guy Clark. A deluxe issue features songs by Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Jennings. Keeping the ‘outlaw’ in country…

So You Wannabe An Outlaw is out now via Warner.

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