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Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “City of New Orleans’

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Willie Nelson Interview (CBS) (January 2015)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

“Whiskey River”

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Willie Nelson, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Poncho and Lefty”

Sunday, January 17th, 2021

“That’s Life,” — Willie Nelson sings Sinatra, new album out Feb. 26

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the premiere of “That’s Life”–the new single, lyric video and title track from Willie Nelson’s forthcoming studio album homage to Frank Sinatra–on Friday, January 15.  Watch the Willie Nelson “That’s Life” lyric video 

Willie’s “That’s Life” lyric video incorporates footage of  Paul Mann–a painter and illustrator known for alternative movie posters for major films (Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski and more)–creating the album cover painting of Willie and his iconic guitar, Trigger, standing in the glow of a twilight streetlamp, an evocation of classic Sinatra album images. 

Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, “That’s Life” was first recorded in 1963 by Marion Montgomery and became an evergreen blockbuster standard after Frank Sinatra performed it on his 1966 album of the same name. One of the best-known and widely covered songs in the Sinatra canon, “That’s Life” proves a perfect fit for Willie Nelson.

American writer and music journalist Mikal Gilmore has penned a new essay exploring Willie Nelson and That’s Life which you may read here. Honoring the enduring influence and inspiration of Frank Sinatra (whose 105th birthday would have been celebrated on December 12),  That’s Life continues Willie’s longtime musical appreciation of Sinatra’s artistry and repertoire, an exploration exemplified by 2018’s My Way, which earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album. 

Produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings, That’s Life was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood–where Frank Sinatra, the first artist to record at the facility, created an unbroken string of album masterpieces from March 1956 to November 1961–with additional recording at Pedernales Studios in Austin, Texas.   Willie and Frank were close friends, musical colleagues and mutual admirers of each other’s work throughout Sinatra’s lifetime. In the 1980s, Sinatra opened for Willie at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and the two of them appeared together in a public service announcement for NASA’s Space Foundation.  “I learned a lot about phrasing listening to Frank,” Willie said in an interview for AARP magazine (June/July 2018). “He didn’t worry about behind the beat or in front of the beat, or whatever-he could sing it either way, and that’s the feel you have to have.”  Willie’s 

That’s Life–his 15th studio outing for Legacy and second album tribute to Sinatra–will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl and digital formats on Friday, February 26.  Barnes & Noble will be offering an exclusive marbled blue vinyl edition of That’s Life while exclusive merchandise bundles–including art prints, a jigsaw puzzle and more–will be available at the Willie Nelson webstore. Pre-order here. * * * * *

“City of New Orleans” — The Highwaymen

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Last of the Breed

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

1.Miles and Miles of Texas (w/Asleep at the Wheel
2.Make the World Go Away (Ray Price)
3.For the Good Times (Ray Price)
4.Take Me Back to Tulsa (Merle Haggard)
5.Silver Wings (Merle Haggard)
6.That’s the Way Love Goes (Merle Haggard)
7.Okie From Miskogee (Merle Haggard)
8.Pancho and Lefty (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard)
9.Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson)
10.Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)
11.Ramblin’ Fever (Merle Haggard)
12.I Gotta Have My Baby Back (Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard)
13.Night Life (Ray Price)
14.Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
15.Crazy (Willie Nelson, Ray Price
16.On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)

“Oh You Pretty Woman,” — Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, “Set Me Down on a Cloud”

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, “Whiskey for My Men (and beer for my horses)”

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, “If I can find a clean shirt”

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, January 7th, 2021