Willie Nelson Announces Gershwin Covers Album

(Radio.com) Willie Nelson will released Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on February 26th. As the title implies the album will features standards composed by the songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.

The release follows Nelson's selection as the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first time that distinction has been bestowed upon a country artist.

"To get a Gershwin award for anything is great but to get one for songwriting is especially great because Ira and George Gershwin were just fantastic writers. They wrote some of the greatest songs ever," said Nelson in a prepared statement. Read more here.

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