Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish, “Moonlight in Vermont” (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Phish and Paul Shaffer perform “Moonlight in Vermont” live at the Farm Aid concert in Tinley Park, Illinois on October 3rd, 1998.

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Loving Her Was Easier”

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

“Gotta Serve Somebody” — Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack, “Gotta Serve Somebody”

Multiple generations of country icons team up for this swampy cover of Bob Dylan’s Grammy-winning original. There’s no clear leader; instead, all four vocalists share the spotlight equally, swapping holy-roller gospel riffs like members of the Bible Belt’s coolest church choir. Behind them, Mickey Raphael wails on harmonica while Jim “Moose” Brown (a former member of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band) chimes in with electric guitar.

“Willie Nelson is bringing sexy back” — Dave Matthews

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018


From DirecTV’s broadcast of Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and Tim Reynolds perform “Gravedigger” at Miller Park in Milwaukee on October 2, 2010. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers.

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Willie Nelson & Waylon – Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Live at Farm Aid 1986)

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Be That As It May”

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller’s ‘Old Friends’

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
by:  John Freeman

Few sounds in popular music are as instantly familiar and welcoming as that of Willie Nelson’s guitar. His offbeat picking style is the first thing one can hear on Nelson’s new recording of “Old Friends” with Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, to be featured on the upcoming Roger Miller tribute King of the Road.

Penned by Miller, the song served as the title track of his collaborative 1982 album with Nelson. The original version, featuring additional vocals by Ray Price, went on to peak at Number 19 — Miller’s highest-charting country single since 1973’s “Open Up Your Heart.” The new version, on which Nelson, Kristofferson and Haggard warmly swap lines like a group of lifelong pals, was one of Haggard’s final recordings before his death in April 2016.

King of the Road, featuring new recordings of Miller’s classics by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and many others, will be released on August 31st.

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything i’ll Ever Do Again”

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow cover Aretha Franklin, “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Willie Nelson and LeAnn Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Jessica SImpson, together again at the Orange Count Fair

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
by: Sara M Moniuszko

The singer and fashion designer, who hasn’t performed in years, took the stage to sing a duet with country music legend Willie Nelson during the Orange County Fair in California on Thursday.

Simpson, 38, shared the moment on Instagram on Friday, revealing it’s the first time she has performed in front of her husband, football player Eric Johnson, and children, Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5.

“It’s not every night that a legend invites you to join him on his stage,” she captioned the photo of her and Nelson. “And my husband and kids got to see me perform for the first time! I love you (Willie Nelson)”

Simpson, who was born in Abilene, Texas, moved into the country music genre with her sixth studio album “Do You Know” in 2008 after a series of pop albums. Nelson, 85, also is from Texas.

Watch the full performance in the video below.

Jessica Simpson joins Willie Nelson on stage last night (her first performance in 9 years)

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The fashion designer and mom of two returned to her singing roots as she joined Nelson for a duet at the Orange County Fair on Thursday. “My good buddy Jessica Simpson and I are gonna sing a song together,” the legendary singer — who co-starred with Simpson in The Dukes of Hazzard — told the crowd during his set, as they shared a sweet hug.

Simpson, who has been a longtime fan of Nelson, couldn’t contain her excitement over the event on Instagram. “It’s not every night that a legend invites you to join him on his stage. And my husband and kids got to see me perform for the first time! I love you @willienelsonofficial @kristingram,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself and Nelson on stage. 

Willie Nelson & friends, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write yself a Letter” (1997)

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Be That As It May”

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson History, “One for the Road” (with Leon Russell) certified Gold (August 2, 1979)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018


On August 2, 1979, “One For The Road,” a duet album featuring Willie Nelson & Leon Russell, goes gold.