Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson Duets With Willie Nelson on New Song - Rolling Stone
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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Duets With Willie Nelson on New Song

Texas musical institution Ray Benson, who’s also known as the frontman of Western Swing legends Asleep at the Wheel, has a lot of accolades to his name (including nine Grammy awards and a heavyweight producer’s resume). He also has a lot of cool friends to his name that he’s collected in his music journey.

Benson combines both of these in his second solo release (his first in quite some years!), A Little Piece, on which he duets with none other than Willie Nelson on the tune “It’ Ain’t You.” The song is particularly special as it’s a Waylon Jennings/Gary Nicholson composition that’s never been recorded. Co-writer Nicholson terms Benson and Nelson a brilliant combo on his tune: “I love that…two of my favorite voices of all time duet on this,” he notes.

We at Our Country are excited to offer you the first listen to the duet, which we are sure will put a little twang into your day. Benson’s full set will hit the streets January 21. He’ll also be heading out for a handful of live dates this month; check here if you’d like to keep up with his schedule.


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