Eric Clapton, a guitarist and vocalist, released a cover of Gwen McCrae’s 1972 hit “Always On My Mind,” which was famously covered by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. According to an official release, the new version was created in collaboration with Country artist and composer Bradley Walker to celebrate the legendary Willie Nelson. Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, also performed guitar on the track. “The video for “Always On My Mind” is a touching collection of photos and videos that celebrate Willie Nelson’s legendary, decades-spanning career.” “This new release comes ahead of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will be held in Los Angeles this September, and where Bradley Walker will also be performing,” according to the official announcement. Listen to the new Eric Clapton song “Always On My Mind” performed by Bradley Walker:
The track was produced by Clapton, Simon Climie and Jerry Douglas. Also were part of the recording the musicians: Aly Bain (Fiddle), Phil Cunningham (Piano & Piano Accordion), Jerry Douglas (Dobro), John Doyle (Guitars), Daniel Kimbro (Double Bass), James Macintosh (Drums), Mike McGoldrick (Fiddle & Whistle), John McKusker (Fiddle & Uilleann Pipes) and Ronnie Wood (Electric Guitar).
Next tour dates
16 – Ball Arena – Denver, CO
23 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival – Los Angeles, CA
24 – Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival – Los Angeles, CA
9 – Utilita Arena Newcastle – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
11 – M&S Bank Arena Liverpool – Liverpool, United Kingdom
13 – Resorts World Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
16 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
20 – Royal Albert Hall – London, United Kingdom
21 – Royal Albert Hall – London, United Kingdom
Andy Fairweather Low (Guitar, vocals), Chris Stainton (Piano, keyboards), Paul Carrack (Organ, keyboards, vocals), Nathan East (Bass), Sonny Emory (Drums), Katie Kissoon (Backing vocals), and Sharon White (Backing vocals) are members of his current band.