Song of the Day #5,435: ‘Red Headed Stranger’ – Willie Nelson

Continuing my look at the albums of 1975…

Red Headed Stranger was Willie Nelson’s 18th studio album, his first to reach #1 on the Country chart, and his first to reach platinum status (it eventually went 2X platinum). It’s also the first of Nelson’s 99 (!) studio albums I’ve listened to from start to finish.

The barebones acoustic release is a concept album about a man who kills his wife and her lover then goes on the run. He kills again (as depicted in today’s SOTD) before falling in love and settling down, a redeemed man.

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