“The Gospel Roots”, documentary focuses on the very beginning of Willie and Bobbie Nelson’s early musical influences, and describes their experience with the first music they ever learned. The film also hightlights performances by “The Bells of Joy”, a group that is not only one of Willie’s favorite black gospel groups, but one who continues to play Easter Services at his church year after year.
Filmed in Willie’s studio and church on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, “The Gospel Roots” offers a deeper understanding of the foundation of Willie’s music heritage and provides a delightful glimpse into the personal history of this cherished music legend.
1. He Walks With Me (Willie)
2. Jesus Loves Me (Children)
3. Jesus Loves the Little Children (Children)
4. Talk About Jesus (Bells of Joy)
5. I’d Rather Have Jesus (Willie)
6. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Willie)
7. Tide of Live (Bells of Joy)
8. How Great Thou Art (Willie)
9. Family Bible (Willie)
10. If I Perish (Bells of Joy)
11. Farther Along (Willie)
12. Angel Lullaby (Bells of Joy)
13. Have A Little Talk With Jesus (Willie & Bells of Joy)
14. I’m Not Tired Yet (Willie & Bells of Joy)