Willie Nelson Readies Frank Sinatra Covers Album For February Release

Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Willie Nelson; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Willie Nelson will soon honor his friend and fellow music legend Frank Sinatra with his new studio album, That’s Life.

Out Friday, February 26, the project includes covers of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra.

That’s Life follows Nelson’s first Sinatra covers album, My Way, which was released in 2018 and earned Nelson a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album.

The album was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings and recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood (where Sinatra recorded albums from March 1956 to November 1961). 

Nelson and Sinatra were close friends and musical colleagues. In the 19080s, Sinatra opened for Nelson in Las Vegas and the pair appeared together in a PSA for NASA’s Space Foundation.

“I learned a lot about phrasing listening to Frank,” Nelson previously shared in an 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.”

That’s Life will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl LP and digital formats. The album is available for pre-order now

Willie Nelson, That's Life

Willie Nelson – That’s Life Track Listing 
(songwriters; Frank Sinatra version, date)
01. Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ira Gershwin & George Gershwin; Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First, 1962)
02. Just In Time (Adolph Green, Jule Styne & Betty Comden; Come Dance With Me!, 1959)
03. A Cottage For Sale (Larry Conley & Willard Robison; No One Cares, 1959)
04. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter; Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!, 1956)
05. You Make Me Feel So Young (Josef Myrow & Mack Gordon; Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!, 1956)
06. I Won’t Dance – featuring Diana Krall (Jerome Kerr, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields; A Swingin’ Affair!, 1957)
07. That’s Life (Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon, That’s Life, 1966)
08. Luck Be A Lady (Frank Loesser; My Kind Of Broadway, 1965)
09. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann & Bob Hilliard; In The Wee Small Hours, 1955)
10. Learnin’ The Blues (Dolores Vicki Silvers; Session with Sinatra EP, single, 1955)
11. Lonesome Road (Nathaniel Shilkret & Gene Austin; A Swingin’ Affair!, 1957)

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