Exclaim is reporting that X frontman John Doe will collaborate with Toronto alt-country act the Sadies on an upcoming record. The Yep Roc Records released project will be titled Country Club and will feature the pairing taking on classic country tunes along with new originals. It's expected in stores on April 14th. Doe commented:
Country Club is the result of a drunken promise or threat I made to Travis and Dallas [Good, of the Sadies] the first night we played together in Toronto... These happen all the time but it's rare that anyone remembers them the morning after, let alone follows through and makes it a reality. I'm really glad we did.
The album features reworkings of songs by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. It will feature guest appearances by Ottawa's Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo's Bob Egan and several other members of the Good family. X's Exene Cervenka shares a writing credit on one of the new originals.

The Sadies last released New Seasons in 2007. Doe released A Year In The Wilderness the same year.


1. "Stop the World and Let Me Off"
Songwriter: Carl Belew
Made famous by: Waylon Jennings
Veronica Jane Doe - vocals

2. "Husbands and Wives"
Songwriter: Roger Miller
D.J. Bonebrake - vibraphones
Margaret Good - vocals
Eric Heywood - pedal steel

3. "'Til I Get It Right"
Songwriters: Red Lane, Larry Henley
Made famous by: Tammy Wynette
D.J. Bonebrake - vibraphones
Eric Heywood - pedal steel

4. "It Just Dawned on Me"
Songwriters: Exene Cervenka, John Doe
Kathleen Edwards - vocals

5. "(Now and Then) There's a Fool Such As I"
Songwriter: William Marvin Trader
Made famous by: Hank Snow
Eric Heywood - pedal steel
Cindy Wasserman - vocals

6. "The Night Life"
Songwriters: Paul F. Buskirk, Walter M. Breeland, Willie Nelson
Made famous by: Ray Price
D.J. Bonebrake - vibraphones
Eric Heywood - pedal steel

7. "The Sudbury Nickel"
Songwriters: The Sadies

8. "Before I Wake"
Songwriters: The Sadies
Bob Egan - pedal steel
Margaret Good - vocals
Bruce Good - autoharp

9. "I Still Miss Someone"
Songwriters: Johnny Cash, Roy Cash Jr.
Bruce Good - autoharp

10. "The Cold Hard Facts of Life"
Songwriter: Bill Anderson
Made famous by: Porter Wagoner
Eric Heywood - pedal steel

11. "Take These Chains from My Heart"
Songwriter: Fred Rose, Hy Heath
Made famous by: Hank Williams
D.J. Bonebrake - vibraphones
Margaret Good - vocals
Eric Heywood - pedal steel
Cindy Wasserman - vocals

12. "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
Songwriter: Kris Kristofferson

13. "Are the Good Times Really Over for Good"
Songwriter: Merle Haggard
Kathleen Edwards - vocals

14. "Detroit City"
Songwriters: Danny Dill, Mel Tillis
Made famous by: Bobby Bare

15. "Pink Mountain Rag"
Songwriters: The Sadies
Bob Egan - pedal steel