Willie Nelson Is Releasing a Frank Sinatra Covers Album

Shotgun Willy and Ol' Blue Eyes... a match made in heaven!

July 19, 2018
Willie Nelson performs on the Palomino Stage during the 2017 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival / Frank Sinatra, shown in an undated file photograph during a concert in Philadelphia

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Country-pop collaborations may be all the rage these days, but here's one you never knew you needed -- Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra!

Okay, it's not exactly a collaboration, but it is a county-pop crossover we're beyond excited about.

Earlier today, Shotgun Willie released the first track off his upcoming Ol' Blue Eyes covers album... and it could not be more amazing! Don't believe us? Take a listen to Willie doing the classic "Summer Wind" below:

The upcoming album will be called, appropriately, My Way, and is set to be released on September 14. It'll include some of Frank's most iconic hits and a guest appearance by frequent Willie collaborator Nora Jones on "What Is This Thing Called Love," which by itself has been covered by some of music's most legendary female voices including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

So, without any further ado, here's the tracklisting:

  1. "Fly Me to the Moon"
  2. "Summer Wind"
  3. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)"
  4. "A Foggy Day"
  5. "It Was a Very Good Year"
  6. "Blue Moon"
  7. "I’ll Be Around"
  8. "Night and Day"
  9. "What Is This Thing Called Love" (with Norah Jones)
  10. "Young at Heart"
  11. "My Way"

Even the album artwork for My Way is a bit of an homage to the late, great Frank Sinatra. Willie on stage certainly reminds us of 1995's Sinatra 80th: Live in Concert album cover (which also had "My Way" as the final track). 

Willie Nelson - 'My Way' and Frank Sinatra - 'Sinatra 80th'