Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson to Release New Frank Sinatra Cover Album, “That’s Life,” on Feb. 26 [Listen to Title Track]

Willie Nelson will release a new Frank Sinatra tribute album, That’s Life, on Feb. 26.

The 11-song offering features Willie crooning songs from Sinatra’s catalog, including “That’s Life,” “Luck Be A Lady,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “I Won’t Dance” (a duet featuring Diana Krall) and more.

Produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings, That’s Life was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, with additional recording at Pedernales Studios in Austin, Texas. The album cover features a new painting by Paul Mann of Willie and his iconic guitar, Trigger, standing in the glow of a twilight streetlamp.

That’s Life will be Willie’s second album of classics made famous by Sinatra. In 2018, Willie released My Way, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album.

Listen to the title track below, while watching Paul Mann paint the cover.

That’s Life Track List

  1. “Nice Work If You Can Get It”
  2. “Just in Time”
  3. “Cottage for Sale”
  4. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
  5. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
  6. “I Won’t Dance” feat. Diana Krall
  7. “That’s Life”
  8. “Luck Be a Lady”
  9. “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”
  10. “Learnin’ the Blues”
  11. “Lonesome Road”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter