Heroes is an album by country music singer Willie Nelson, released on May 15, 2012 by Legacy Recordings.
The album produced by Buddy Cannon contains classic country songs, new songs by Nelson and his son Lukas, as well as the classic from Nelson’s repertoire, ˝A Horse Called Music˝.
Guest appearances on the album include Lukas Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver and Sheryl Crow.
The cover of Coldplay’s song ˝The Scientist˝, was originally released as a single in 2011, but it was included in the album release after a major reception for a Chipotle Mexican Grill advertising, aired during Super Bowl XLVI.
The single ˝Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die˝ was released on 420 day, meanwhile ˝Just Breathe˝ and ˝Come On Back Jesus˝, were released during Record Store Day 2012.
Willie Nelson – guitar, vocals
Buddy Cannon – bass guitar and acoustic guitar, background vocals on ˝Heroes˝
Melonie Cannon – background vocals on ˝Heroes˝
Butch Carr – synthesizer
Steve Brewster – drums
Jim Brown – piano, Wurlitzer, B-3 organ
Tony Creasman – drums
Sheryl Crow – vocals
Kevin Grantt – bass
Kris Kristofferson – vocals
Merle Haggard – vocals
Jamey Johnson – vocals
Mike Johnson – steel guitar
Lance Miller – background vocals on ˝Heroes˝
Lukas Nelson – vocals, guitar, electric guitar
Micah Nelson – vocals
Ray Price – vocals
Mickey Raphael – harmonica
Paul Shaffer – B-3 organ
Billy Joe Shaver – vocals
Snoop Dogg – vocals
Bobby Terry – electric guitar, acoustic guitar