'Always On My Mind' Michael Buble Sings Willie Nelson Classic

'Always On My Mind' Michael Buble Sings Willie Nelson Classic

Michael Buble is the first name that comes to mind when you think of jazz music of this generation. The 41-year old singer-songwriter has released over 55 million albums worldwide since 2001 with his first album. His music is influenced by classic singers like Frank Sinatra, and he’s covered various jazz and swing classics that have touched the hearts of everyone over the years.

But what Michael did for his Call Me Irresponsible album, was quite unexpected. He decided to crone a classic country hit from legend Willie Nelson.

He sat solo on the center stage and threw a country cover into the mix during an AOL Music Sessions performance.

"Maybe I didn't love you
Quite as often as I could have
And maybe I didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have
If I made you feel second best
Girl I'm sorry I was blind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind"

His velvet voice spellbindingly turned the country song into a classy jazz. His voice thoroughly hints of heartbreak like a lone coyote croning of what was. You might as well go outside and howl at the moon with him. With Michael’s band backing him with soft accompaniment to his velvety voice, Michael glided through the words in the same subdued way he sings the rest of his songs.

Decades ago, songwriters Johnny Christopher, Mark James, and Wayne Carson penned the song. Wayne Carson shared that they knew they had something special right away. “In this case, ‘Always On My Mind’ happens to be one of those things that, universally, everybody on the planet has been there, you know. And it struck all at one time. Everybody touched base with that one. It was just magic that it was so simple and so right on the button.”

Singer Gwen McCrae and Brenda Lee both recorded the song in 1972. That same year, Elivis Presley also released his own version, but it was Willie Nelson who made the song legendary. It seems Michael will be joining great company with this fantastic version of the classic song.

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