Toppa Top 8: Eight Reggae Albums By Non-Reggae Stars

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Willie Nelson-Countryman
Ten Reggae Albums By Non-Reggae Stars

Given his outlaw stance, laidback personal and O.G. ganja farmer status, it’s no surprise that country music’s toppa top rebel Willie Nelson would find commonality with reggae music and artists. Reportedly 10 years in the making, 2005’s Countryman was a mixture of Nelson-penned originals and covers of recognizable-to-white-folks reggae staples like Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” and “Sitting in Limbo.” Few of the musicians who played on this one were Jamaican, but ol’ Willie did manage to round up Toots Hibbert, who appears on a cover of Johnny Cash’s “I’m a Worried Man,” a track which was released as a single with a nice-looking, Jamaica-shot video.