Tony Bennett is pulling out all the stops for Duets II, enlisting the help of over a dozen heavyweight music acts to appear on the compilation, released in conjunction with his 85th birthday. An artist from practically every genre of music swings by to sing with the legendary crooner — there’s classical musicians like Andrea Bocelli, pop warblers like Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse, and even country gem Carrie Underwood (nominated for Female Vocalist Of The Year at the 2011 CMAs) lends her silky vocals to a song first published in 1924, the torch song “It Had To Be You”. We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the duo’s lovely duet — hear it below.[wpaudio url="http://cdn.idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/16_It_Had_To_Be_You_Duet_With_Carrie_Underwood.mp3" text="Tony Bennett feat. Carrie Underwood - It Had To Be You" dl="0"]
Carrie and Tony may have more than half a century between them, but there’s no denying these two singers have some serious chemistry on this sweet love song.
The star-studded Duets II drops into stores September 20. Get a sneak peek at the album by previewing Tony Bennett’s other duets with Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse.