News - Willie Nelson sings Sinatra


Willie Nelson's new studio album My Way, comes out on Friday, September 14th thanks to Legacy Recordings...

My Way is Willie's second new studio album this year, following the release of his critically-acclaimed Last Man Standing in April. As you would expect from the title, this is an album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, and finds Willie swinging his way through some of the most beloved songs in the Great American Songbook.  Recorded in the spirit of Willie's legendary 1978 Stardust album (one of the first contemporary artists to cover the Great American Songbook) and 2016's Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (a Best Traditional Vocal Album Grammy Award winner), My Way pays homage to one of his heroes.

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 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 recently 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." 

That's the attitude Willie brings to My Way with classics like It Was A Very Good Year, I'll Be Around, Fly Me To The Moon, What Is This Thing Called Love (a duet with 9 time Grammy winner Norah Jones) and the anthemic title track, Frank done Willie's way, one master vocalist channelling another.

Have a listen to another classic from the album, the newly released track Summer Wind.



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Willie Nelson - My Way 

01. Fly Me To The Moon
02. Summer Wind
03. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
04. A Foggy Day
05. It Was A Very Good Year
06. Blue Moon
07. I'll Be Around
08. Night And Day
09. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
10. Young At Heart
11. My Way

Produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings