posted April 27th, 2017

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Best Troubador is an intimate portrait of artistic admiration for the late, great Merle Haggard. Best Troubador presents sixteen performances of songs plucked from Merle's extensive and varied catalog, each track reflecting a deeply personal appreciation and execution. As a long-time fan and follower of Haggard, Bonny's introspection and approach offer a singular and alluring take on storied songs written by a legendary performer. Recorded at home with friends old and new, Best Troubador is a record that can only have happened now, and it marks a place in time that will stand out in our future memories!

And now for the best news you'll hear all day: Best Troubador is STREAMING in its entirety on NPR's First Listen right now!

Dig into it now, and preorder your copy today - or head to your local record store and grab it May 5th - yes, record stores are open all year long, not just one idiotic day in April!

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy