Willie Nelson announces new album

'Last Man Standing' will be released April 27


Country legend Willie Nelson has a birthday treat of sorts for his fans.

On Friday, he announced he's releasing a new album, "Last Man Standing," on April 27, two days before he turns 85.

It appears Nelson is continuing the tradition of releasing a new project around his birthday. His 2017 album, "God's Problem Child," dropped one day before his 84th birthday and quickly topped the Billboard Country Albums chart.

"Last Man Standing" reunites Nelson with his longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon.

Nelson is scheduled to return to the stage next month, including a headlining set at the 2018 Luck Reunion, which is held at his ranch outside Austin during South By Southwest.