Gershwin Country, a new album from Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein reimagining the songs of George and Ira Gershwin through the lens of country music, arrives March 11 from Craft Recordings. Get a special first listen to Feinstein and EGOT winner Liza Minnelli putting their own country spin on "Embraceable You" above.
The recording pairs Feinstein with a host of country music stars, including Tony nominee Dolly Parton (9 to 5), Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley, and Rosanne Cash. Along with contributing vocals, Minnelli is an executive producer on the album.
“Every single [artist] was an inspiration with the caring, dedication, and wisdom they instilled in these songs," shares Feinstein. "Some titles were new to them, and that brought a gift of freshness to the proceedings.” Making the album, he adds, “was one of the happiest experiences of my life. Music is truly the universal language, and we all felt such a part of each other through the process.”
Take a look at the Gershwin Country track list:
1. "Love Is Here to Stay," featuring Dolly Parton
2. "I’ve Got a Crush on You," featuring Rosanne Cash
3. "Someone to Watch Over Me," featuring Alison Krauss
4. "I Got Rhythm," featuring Brad Paisley
5. "They Can’t Take That Away From Me," featuring Amy Grant
6. "Clap Yo’ Hands," featuring Lyle Lovett
7. "How Long Has This Been Going On?," featuring Mandy Barnett
8. "Fascinating Rhythm," featuring The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill
9. "Soon," featuring Lee Ann Womack
10. "Oh, Lady Be Good!," featuring Ronnie Milsap
11. "Embraceable You," featuring Liza Minnelli
The recording is currently available for pre-order. A portion of all proceeds benefits MusiCares, a partner of the Recording Academy that provides a support system of health and human services to the music community.