Paul Anka (Feat. Willie Nelson), ‘Crazy’ – Song Premiere
Paul Anka releases his new album of collaborations next week, and he’s included a couple of all-time country greats. Fans and ToC readers get a first listen of his recording of ‘Crazy’ with Willie Nelson in this audio stream, exclusive to Taste of Country. ‘Duets’ is available on April 9, the same day Anka releases his memoir, ‘My Way: An Autobiography.’
Together, the two legendary singers cover ‘Crazy,’ a song written by Nelson but made famous by Patsy Cline in 1961.The pacing and jazzy delivery from the two men feels familiar, but their blend of voices is an absolute original.
Dolly Parton also appears on ‘Duets’ singing ‘Do I Love You (Yes, In Every Way)’ with Anka. Both recordings are new versions of previous recordings. Other well-known singers to appear on the album include Leon Russell, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Michael Buble, Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra. Some of the 14 tracks are the same as those that appeared on the ‘A Body of Work’ album from 1998. Others, like ‘Pennies From Heaven’ with Buble, are brand new cuts.
Anka is celebrating 55 years of performing with these co-releases. As a songwriter. he’s best known for hits like ‘My Way’ for Sinatra and ‘She’s a Lady’ for Tom Jones. His own hits include ‘You’re Having a Baby,’ ‘Diana’ and ‘Lonely Boy.’
Listen to Paul Anka (Feat. Willie Nelson), ‘Crazy’