Crooner Pat Boone plans to release what he believes to be guitar great CHET ATKINS's last recorded performance on his upcoming 60th anniversary album.

Boone co-wrote and recorded WALTZ FOR THE LONELY just before Atkins died in 2001. The track will feature on new album HOPELESS ROMANTIC, which will mark Boone's 50th year in showbusiness.

Meanwhile, Boone is also planning an R+B album, WE ARE FAMILY, which features collaborations with Smokey Robinson and Kool Moe Dee, along with a new version of PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG with James Brown.