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For the Fall 2015, album tour a special bandana was created for tour merchandise and with a picture drawn with Djanjo Reinheardt and Jimmie Rodgers replacing the album logo pictures of Willie and Merle. The drawing done by artist Linda Anderson of Arizona and created by Frank Mull, with Merle Haggard.
March 20, 2015, Willie Nelson announced on the Jimmy Kimmel show live at South by Southwest Festival that he and Merle were set to release their new album DJANGO AND JIMMIE... This was Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's sixth album collaboration and Haggard's last album before his death April 2016.
Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album features fourteen tracks by Nelson and Haggard. The song "Django and Jimmie" is a tribute to musicians Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers. Cannon forwarded the title-track to Haggard and Nelson separately. Both were interested by the song, and had talked in previous years about recording a new collaboration album. The pre production of the album took eighteen months. The parties involved discussed the type of material they wanted to include in the album and co-wrote some of the songs by talking on the telephone. The entire album was recorded in three days. It features a guest appearance by Bobby Bare on the tribute song "Missing Ol' Johnny Cash".
The release of the album was announced for
June 2, 2015. from Wikipedia
Willie's daughter, Amy Nelson is holding one of the bandanas during the Haggard and Nelson tour.