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My Way is Willie Nelson's 68th solo studio album that was released on September 14, 2018 by Legacy Recordings.

The album won the Grammy Award for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, making it Nelson's 13th Grammy win.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Fly Me To The Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was A Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I'll Be Around
  8. Night And Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love
  10. Young At Heart
  11. My Way

Album BackgroundEdit

Nelson first teased the album on April 27, 2018, while promoting his album "Last Man Standing" in an article published by Variety, saying that the Great American Songbook "is a deep well, because good songs never die. If it was good a hundred years ago, it's still good today." The album was formally announced on July 19, 2018.

The album is a collection of songs closely associated with Frank Sinatra, whom Nelson first heard at 10 years old when Sinatra joined the radio program, "Your Hit Parade." Nelson and Sinatra were close friends and mutual admirers of each other's work.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"My Way" made the album charts in Switzerland, Scotland and Austria.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Will Hermes of Rolling Stone gave the album a four-in-a-half star rating, writing: "Nelson proved his interpretive chops 40 years ago on Stardust, his first standards set, which launched the gold rush trend — that album is quintuple-platinum at last count and still earning coin. If this one isn’t quite its equal, it’s still a joy."

American Songwriter wrote: "There aren’t many surprises on My Way, but that’s unimportant. Nelson’s in terrific voice, he clearly loves the material and delivers each of the 11 tracks with beautifully nuanced authenticity."

Doug Freeman of the Austin Chronicle wrote in his review: "The country sovereign's immaculate phrasing, sincere handling of the songbook, and experienced vocal feel on the material find enough spectacular moments worth revisiting."

Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic wrote: "Unlike Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Nelson's limitations aren't a hindrance, and the arrangements aren't excessively polite, which means My Way is an appealingly light record: it's performed with more affection than reverence."

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