For the first time ever, Ray Benson and Dale Watson are teaming up for an album of classic country duets and original new music.

It's about time that these two longtime friends and collaborators team up for a record and tour together. Well it's finally coming!

Being billed simply as Ray and Dale, these two very popular artist will release a self-titled LP on Jan. 6th that will feature a number of cover songs including Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s “Write Your Own Songs” and “I Wish You Knew” by the Louvin Brothers. You will also enjoy some brand new tracks, including “Feelin’ Haggard,” “Dale and Ray,” and “Bus Breakdown.”

In support of the new record, Ray and Dale will be touring across Texas and the midwest next year.

Ray and Dale’s 2017 Tour Dates include:

Jan. 6 – The Kessler Theater @ Dallas, TX
Jan. 7 – Gruene Hall @ New Braunfels, TX
Jan. 8 – Broken Spoke @ Austin, TX
Jan. 18 – Sheldon Concert Hall @ St Louis, MO
Jan. 19 – The Castle Theater @ Bloomington, IL
Jan. 20 – The Kent Stage @ Kent, OH
Jan. 21 – Old Town School of Folk Music @ Chicago, IL
Jan. 22 – Knuckleheads @ Kansas City, MO
Jan. 28 – The Heights Theater @ Houston, TX
Jan. 29 – Brass Hall @ Marble Falls, TX
March 3 – Luckenbach @ Fredericksburg, TX

Be on the lookout for the new album and try to catch them live if you can!