On February 21 Wesley Orbison accepted the Texas Heritage Songwriter Association award on behalf of his father Roy Orbison. Raul Malo, who performed a tribute to Roy, can be seen in the background of this photo by Ted Parker Jr.
Happy Birthday Wesley Orbison!
Here’s a photo of a young Wesley on Roy and Barbara’s wedding day. Wesley, a musician in his own right, wrote “THE ONLY ONE” for Roy Orbison’s album Mystery Girl and sang and played guitar with his brothers on the newest Roy Orbison song “THE WAY IS LOVE,” released by Sony Legacy and Roy’s Boys on last year’s Mystery Girl Deluxe album.
One year ago this week Johnny Cash received his “Forever” stamp from USPS Stamps!
Here’s the ceremony finale, in which John Carter Cash (who recently produced the new Roy Orbison song, “THE WAY IS LOVE” with the Orbison brothers for Mystery Girl Deluxe) and Carlene Carter lead The Oak Ridge Boys, Jamey Johnson, Wesley Orbison, and many more in singing the classic, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” –
Rolling Stone: Watch Unseen Roy Orbison Footage in ‘The Way Is Love’ Video – Premiere
Exclusively at Rolling Stone Magazine!
“Just as the song was pieced together around a recently recovered Orbison vocal track, the music video stitches together old clips of the late rock & roll legend. Because Roy originally recorded that vocal track on a boombox cassette player, the song was reworked by a team that included producer John Carter Cash and a group Roy’s son, Alex, describes as ‘some scientists with a super computer.'”
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First Listen: Stream “THE WAY IS LOVE” at Spin.com!
“We all talked and decided it would be the best if we could play the backing instruments and sing backups on the track, fulfilling a lifelong family dream to play not only with our father, but with each other as brothers,” Roy Jr. says. “It‘s a matter of heart.”