Willie Nelson Pays Homage To Frank Sinatra On New Album ‘My Way’

Willie Nelson is paying tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, with a new album of standards and classics made famous by Sinatra, My Way. The new studio project, (his 12th for Legacy Recordings) will be released on Sept. 14, and will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats as well as part of exclusive merch bundles on Willie’s web store.

In addition, the first single from the album, Willie’s take on the classic “Summer Wind” was also released today (July 19) featuring a new video on VEVO. The project is Nelson’s second new studio album this year, following the release of his critically-acclaimed Last Man Standing in April.

The collection features Nelson swinging his way through some of the most beloved classics in the Great American Songbook backed by lush string and horn arrangements, and was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings. Among the gems are Nelson’s take on “Fly Me To The Moon,” “It Was A Very Good Year,” “Young At Heart,” and a duet with Norah Jones on “What Is This Thing Called Love.”

Nelson and Sinatra 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.

Willie Nelson – My Way Track Listing:
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

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