If you got the chance to catch this concert last year, consider yourself one of the luckiest SOBs on the planet. I mean, what an all-star lineup they put together.
Country music super stars like George Strait, Bobby Bare, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Margo Price, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Earle & more came together to honor the great Willie Nelson for a once in a lifetime tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
With various stars performing Willie hits from over the years, and many teaming up with Willie himself, the night dubbed: Willie Nelson American Outlaw, also featured the first ever duet between George Strait and Willie Nelson.
Eric Church was in attendance, performing a solo cover of “Me & Paul,” as well as joining Willie and Kris Kristofferson for a performance of “Me & Bobby McGee.” A double-dose of the “Me &” songs.
Released in 1985, “Me & Paul” was the title track from Willie’s album of the same name, a tribute to his longtime drummer and friend, Paul English. Paul passed away earlier this year at the age of 87.
And while the live album came out this past Friday, today, Eric treated his fans to a live performance video from that night.
Not to mention, you got Amanda Shires on fiddle, Jamey Johnson playing acoustic guitar, Don Was on upright bass, Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Audley Freed on guitar and Paul Franklin on steel. One hell of a backing band right there.