Willie Nelson to pay tribute to Frank Sinatra on ‘That’s Life’ album

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Willie Nelson’s “That’s Life” album pays tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Willie Nelson will pay homage to Frank Sinatra with an album of songs recorded by him and, in some cases, very strongly associated with him. That’s Life will be released by Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings division on Feb. 26, but you can listen to the first single, “A Cottage for Sale,” below.

“I learned a lot about phrasing listening to Frank,” said Nelson in a 2018 interview with AARP magazine. “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.”

According to a press release, “Willie and Frank were close friends, musical colleagues and mutual admirers of each other’s work throughout Sinatra’s lifetime.” The press release also notes that Sinatra opened for Nelson in Las Vegas in the ’80s, and that the two made a public service announcement for NASA’s Space Foundation (watch below).

Here is the album’s track list:

“Nice Work If You Can Get It”
“Just in Time”
“A Cottage for Sale”
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
“You Make Me Feel So Young”
“I Won’t Dance” (featuring Diana Krall)
“That’s Life”
“Luck Be a Lady”
“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”
“Learnin’ the Blues”
“Lonesome Road”


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