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Strings gets "California Sober" with Willie

Friday, April 28, 2023 – Billy Strings collaborated with Willie Nelson on "California Sober," which is out today.

Released today in celebration of Nelson's 90th birthday on Saturday, the single is Strings' first new music since partnering with Reprise Records. Strings will join Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Chris Stapleton and many more celebrating Nelson's birthday this weekend with two sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

The new release comes on the heels of a world tour including upcoming shows at Denver's Red Rocks (two nights, both sold out). L.A.'s Greek Theatre (sold out), Austin's Moody Center (two nights), Chicago's Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (sold out) and Boston's Leader Bank Pavilion (two nights).

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