BILLY BURNETTE, the classic American artist with a storied nine-year run slinging the six-string for Fleetwood Mac, today (10/25) partnered with ElmoreMagazine.com to premiere “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” from his upcoming career-spanning album, CRAZY LIKE ME, out this Friday, October 27. Click here to listen tothe song–one of BURNETTE’s biggest placements–made famous by Ray Charles and Bonnie Raitt on 2004’s Genius Loves Company and also recorded by Cher and Tom Jones.
“The ballad was on Ray Charles’ last album,” says BURNETTE. “It was hit in 1985. Then, he cut it again with Bonnie Raitt on his Genius Loves Company album. I’ve never cut it myself actually. It’s been a single by Cher and it was a hit in Europe by Tom Jones. It’s been cut by all kinds of people. It’s probably one of my biggest copyrights as a writer.”
The 14-track CRAZY LIKE ME, recorded at his home studio and the House of Blues Studio (Nashville),tells BURNETTE‘s journey through the songs that bookmarked his most seminal moments.
CRAZY LIKE ME can be pre-ordered via Amazon (here) iTunes (here).
BURNETTE has spent a lifetime living and breathing rock ‘n’ roll penning pivotal anthems for everyone from Ray Charles to Gregg Allman to George Strait. His rock ‘n’ roll lineage has him calling the “Fathers of Rockabilly”—The Rock ‘N Roll Trio‘s Dorsey and Johnny Burnette–“dad” and “uncle,” respectively. All of this and more is outlined in the award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musical journey man’s recently-released memoir, Crazy Like Me: From Memphis and the Rock ‘N Roll Trio To Fleetwood Mac, which shares each step of his fascinating five-decade career. Get the book HERE.
Powered by his rapid fire and captivating prose, the book chronicles unbelievable stories from growing up a Burnette in the wake of The Rock ‘N Roll Trio‘s rise to notoriety as an influence on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, and more, cutting his first song with none other than Ricky Nelson at seven-years-old, recording and touring the world with Fleetwood Mac, and all of the wonderful madness in between.
He kicks off the record with a rousing rendition of The Rock ‘N Roll Trio‘s signature barn burner “Tear It Up” which BILLY often famously covered on tour with Fleetwood Mac. He also takes on another of his biggest placements, “River Of Love,” which marked George Strait’s 57th #1 single. In addition, he unveils a new version of “Nothing To Do (And All Night To Do It)” and serves up other brand new songs, including such standouts as: “Ghost Town,”“All Nighter” (co-written with Clare Dunn) and “I Remember You.“
TRACK LISTING FOR CRAZY LIKE ME:
“Tear It Up” (Dorsey Burnette, Johnny Burnette, Paul Burlison)
“(All I Can Do Is) Dream You” (Billy Burnette, David Malloy)
“Crazy Like Me” (Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan, Shawn Camp)
“Oh Well” (Peter Alan Green)
“When I Remember You” (Billy Burnette)
“It’s Late” (Dorsey Burnette)
“Nothing To Do (And All Night To Do It)” (Billy Burnette, Deborah Allen, Rafe Van Hoy)
“Ghost Town” (Billy Burnette)
“Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” (Billy Burnette, Michael Smotherman)
“She’s Burning The Honky Tonks Down” (Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp)
“She’s Gonna Win Your Heart” (Billy Burnette, Mentor Williams)
“River Of Love” (Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan, Shawn Camp)