In 1999, The Two Dollar Pistols frontman John Howie, Jr. and North Carolina native, Tift Merritt, joined forces to try out some country duets they were working on – and more than a decade later, Yep Roc Records is releasing the album on vinyl. After performing the songs to an enthusiastic audience at Chapel Hill venue Local 506, the duo decided to record a seven-song EP. The Two Dollar Pistols and Tift Merritt paid tribute to country greats and duet partners held in high esteem, as well as introduced John and Tift’s ﬁrst two songs penned together. The EP includes “Suppose Tonight Would Be Our Last,” originally recorded and written by George Jones and Melba Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton’s classic “Just Someone I Used to Know”, and “One Paper Kid” as recorded by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. With “If Only You Were Mine” and “Counting the Hours,” John and Tift made a ﬁrst indelible mark on the duet tradition with their own compositions.
Get The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt for the first time on vinyl now at the Yep Roc Store.Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, John Howie Jr., Melba Montgomery, Porter Wagoner, Tift Merritt, Two Dollar Pistols, Willie Nelson