Django and Jimmie

Album: Django & Jimmie (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about music legends Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, who were very influential in both Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's careers. It was written by Jimmy Melton (Trace Adkins' "Marry for Money") and professional songwriter Jeff Prince. When Haggard and Nelson first heard the song, "they both flipped out over it," the project's producer Buddy Cannon revealed.

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