New CD: Willie Nelson sings Gershwin standards

Way back in 1978 Willie Nelson recorded “Stardust,” an album loaded with some great old American standards including “Georgia On My Mind,” “All of Me,” “Blue Skies,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

The 82-year-old Nelson renews his credentials as a pop singer with “Summertime,” a new album loaded with 11 classics by George and Ira Gershwin.

The 11 Gershwin classics on the new album include two duets: “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” with Cyndi Lauper and “Embraceable You” with Sheryl Crow.

Other highlights of the album are the title track, “Summertime,” the wonderfully moody hit from “Porgy and Bess” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”

While we may be struggling through winter in much of the U.S., “Summertime” has arrived. It sells for $9.42 on CD or $10.99 for download at Amazon.