Willie Nelson Fights Back Tears As His Friends Honor Him With Rendition Of ‘Seven Spanish Angels’

Willie Nelson isn’t someone known for wearing formal attire. The country and western legend mostly appears dressed as an “average person” in blue jeans and a t-shirt, in public as well as on stage. But he donned a more somber look for a special reason.

Nelson ventured to Washington, D.C. to receive the Gershwin Prize. The full name of the award is the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and Willie Nelson added the 2015 version of the award to his many accolades.

The event doesn’t involve merely handing off the award to the intended recipient. Fellow entertainers and music legends give tribute to the guest of honor. An array of stars took their turns tipping their hats to Nelson. Probably the highlight of the night was a rendition of “Seven Spanish Angels” that nearly brought Nelson to tears.

Musicians Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson, friends of Nelson, performed the singer’s classic song. The rendition moved Nelson as he was overtaken by emotion. The original duet that made the song famous was Nelson and Ray Charles.

The two recorded and released the song back in 1984. The release made the news as it delivered Charles his biggest country chart hit.

Sadly, Nelson’s publicized troubles with the Internal Revenue Service years ago and delivered nothing but troubling and embarrassing press. Thankfully, his fans moved past those events and news reports don’t wallow in tales of his tax troubles.

Nelson continues to make the news for his accomplishments. Willie Nelson not only won a big prize for his career as an entertainer, he recently received another degree on his Tae Kwon Do black belt. Although he no longer tours like he once did, you could say the inspirational superstar likes to keep active.

What did you think about this performance? Has anyone ever done something for you that moved you to tears? Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass this article along to all country fans out there!

Related Posts

Former NFL Running Back Peyton Hillis In ‘Critical Condition’ After Rescuing His Children From Drowning

Former NFL star Peyton Hillis has been hospitalized after heroically rescuing his children from drowning in the ocean according to a Fox News report. Hillis, who is…

Massive Win For Fox News Star Greg Gutfeld As He Surpasses Woke Stephen Colbert For The First Time, Crushing Cable Late Night

Disclaimer: This article may contain the opinions and views of the author. 3 cheers for Greg Gutfeld! We all saw this one coming. The hilarious host has…

Angry Coach With The Players When They Disrespect The National Anthem: See The Veterans On The Left

A Virginia Tech basketball coach noticed that some of his players were sitting for the national anthem, and set them straight in an unforgettable speech (video below)….

Just 14% Figure Out Correct Number Of Holes In T-Shirt

This simple image has been making people go nuts all over the internet. The question is simple enough, how many holes does this t-shirt have? The answer…

A Man Forced His Wife To Choose Between Her Dogs And Him, And She Stayed With The Dogs

Happiness for Liz Haslam is the time she spends protecting and caring for dogs that need her help. In return, she receives gratitude and love from the…

Dolly Parton ‘Bathed Once a Week’ & Lived in Shack with Family of 14 — Now Donates Millions to Those in Need

Dolly Parton lived in a shack with 11 siblings and couldn’t even bathe regularly. Her father couldn’t read but still supported her and her family. She has…