Always on My Mind
Label: Legacy Recordings
In this moment, when country is dominated by good ol' boys who are neither half his age nor a quarter as good, leave it to Willie to record an 18-song LP filled entirely with duets featuring female singers. Though the would-be title track isn't included, To All the Girls features everything from old classics ("Always on My Mind") to overlooked new ones ("Back to Earth"), standards ("Far Away Places") and forgotten Bruce gems like "Dry Lightning." Opening Dolly duet "From Here to the Moon and Back," meanwhile, reconsiders an underappreciated cut from Parton's Joyful Noise movie.