In the works since 1995, Willie Nelson's reggae album Countryman comes out tomorrow... with two different versions of the cover art. Nelson personally digs the pot leaves, but his record label is nipping any potential controversy in the bud. From the Associated Press:
Universal Music Group Nashville is substituting palm trees for the marijuana leaves on CDs sold at the retail chain Wal-Mart, a huge outlet for country music that's also sensitive about lyrics and packaging.Link
"They're covering all the bases," Nelson joked.
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