Asleep at the Wheel have teamed up with Lyle Lovett for their new single ‘There You Go Again’.
Written just before the recording of the band’s new album ‘Half a Hundred Years’, ‘There You Go Again’ is a feel-good, light-hearted jab at pretentiousness and all the silly ways it shows up in the writers’ lives, brought together with flourishes of fiddle and steel before crescendoing into a full-on New Orleans second line, walking back out the door as quickly as it came in.
“I suppose it’s a song about pretentious people!” says The Wheel’s fearless ringleader Ray Benson of their new song. “My pal Lyle Lovett, one of the most unpretentious people I know, joined in and made it a very special track.”
‘Half A Hundred Years’ is a 19-track record and it will be released on 1st October 2021.
Greats like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, and Lovett appear throughout ‘Half A Hundred Years’ on a host of classic and destined-to-be-classic Western Swing and Country tunes. Additionally, three original members of Asleep at the Wheel — Chris O’Connell, Leroy Preston, and Lucky Oceans —returned after 4o years to lend their voices and musicianship to a number of tracks.
The track list for ‘Half A Hundred Years’ is:
- Half A Hundred Years
- It’s The Same Old South feat. Chris O’Connell
- I Do What I Must feat. Leroy Preston
- There You Go Again feat. Lyle Lovett
- My Little Baby feat. Chris O’Connell
- Paycheck To Paycheck feat. Leroy Preston
- Word To The Wise feat. Bill Kirchen
- That’s How I Remember It feat. Chris O’Connell
- The Photo feat. Leroy Preston
- I Love You Most Of All (When You’re Not Here) feat. Lucky Oceans
- The Wheel Boogie
- Take Me Back To Tulsa feat. George Strait and Willie Nelson
- The Letter That Johnny Walker Read feat. Lee Ann Womack
- Bump Bounce Boogie Feat. Chris O’Connell, Elizabeth McQueen, & Katie Shore
- Miles And Miles Of Texas
- Get Your Kicks On Route 66 Feat. Leroy Preston, Johnny Nicholas, & Ray Benson
- Marie Feat. Willie Nelson
- Spanish Two Step Feat. Johnny Gimble And Jesse Ashlock
- The Road Will Hold Me Tonight Feat. Emmylou Harris And Willie Nelson