Just Breathe-Willie Nelson (Sony)

The best Willie single in years, it is. It’s a Pearl Jam song from three years ago. It had a Top 10 airplay run on the Rock and Alternative charts and normally a remake won’t have success as a single. This one could well be the exception. The song fits Willie in style, stature and reality. The reality being the guy is 78 and, we don’t like to think about it, ‘specially here in Austin, but he probably ain’t gonna be with us all that much longer. The song asks us to contemplate mortality. His. And ours.