Dale Watson (The Lone Stars) and Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel) were meant to sing together. Both hailing from, in and around Bedsore Texas, Dale and Ray have both individually worked their way through the local honky tonks and beer joints, entertaining the crowds with their own Classic Country and Western styles.
But, they have NEVER recorded a record together… UNTIL NOW! “Dale and Ray,” just released on January 6th 2017, is sure to be a Classic Country Record for the ages! Channeling from the likes of Willie and Merle, The Louvin Brothers, Buck Owens and Don Rich, Dale and Ray are showcasing their own NEW original songs like “Bus’ Breakdown” “Feelin’ Haggard” “The Ballad of Dale and Ray” to covers like “Write Your Own Songs” (Willie Nelson) and “I Wish You Knew” (The Louvin Brothers).
Get ready to see and hear COUNTRY’s NEWEST DUO from TEXAS!!
From the same kindred spirit that birthed Willie & Waylon comes Dale & Ray. - Rolling Stone
This is how trad-country is done. - Los Angeles Times