Adams apes Jack White in helping out a country star

Ryan Adams has produced the new album by country legend Willie Nelson.

Adams’ band, The Cardinals, have also backed the country legend on every track of ‘Songbird’.

Nelson has covered several tracks for his new album, including a version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, subsequently recorded by John Cale and Jeff Buckley, and a version of the traditional song ‘Amazing Grace’.

‘Songbird’ is released on October 30, while Adams is also due to perform with Nelson at the Hollywood Bowl on September 10.