Watch: Willie Nelson & Son Sing ‘It’s Hard to be Humble’

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The country song “It’s Hard to be Humble” was originally written and performed by Mac Davis, of Lubbock, Texas. Released in the spring of 1980, the song became an international hit, and made it to the 10th spot on the weekly U.S. Billboard Country chart. Davis went on to record and perform music over the years, as well as venture into acting, making his most recent appearances in the TV sitcoms “8 Simple Rules” and “Rodney.” The song has gone on in popularity as well, most recently being recorded by Willie Nelson. Releasing it on his “Ride Me Back Home” album in June of this year, the song’s video is exactly what you’d expect from the Texas Hill Country-based troubadour.

Uploaded to the official Willie Nelson YouTube channel on June 14, 2019, the video for Nelson’ rendition of “It’s Hard to be Humble” has been viewed by more than 800K. At track number 10 on the 11-track “Ride Me Back Home” project, Willie shares the song as a duet with his son, Micah Nelson. The album was also touted as completing the “Mortality Trilogy” that Nelson had established through the recording of “God’s Problem Child” and “Last Man Standing” as precursors.

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Willie Nelson continues to play the kind of music he wants to record and produce. Having worked with the best in the industry and established himself as a cornerstone of the very genre itself, he’s also left no stone unturned in his social and entrepreneurial endeavors. For more than three decades, he’s been the hallmark representative of Farm Aid, raising awareness about the plight of family farms in America. In the meantime, he’s also managed to establish a business in the line of health and wellness, marketing everything from coffee to CBD products, with some crossovers in between. And through it all, he continues to make live appearances and record new music that keeps his foundation of stalwart fans returning to events in the Texas Hill Country, throughout the state, and across the country. His upcoming appearance as a headliner for the Outlaws & Legends Music Fest in Abilene, in March 2020, is said to be the icing on the cake for the 10th anniversary event. The “largest one-stage country music event in Texas” is proud to have him as the “quintessential outlaw and legend,” according to the festival’s founder and host, Mark Powell. Tickets for this upcoming event can still be purchased at the link available here. If you haven’t yet listened to Nelson’s latest album, “Ride Me Back Home,” you can do so on Spotify, Deezer, and Google Play Music.