On This Date: Ray Charles and Willie Nelson Were Topping The Country Charts With Iconic Duet “Seven Spanish Angels”

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Talk about a classic.

On this date in 1985, the late, great Ray Charles and Willie Nelson were topping the country charts with their timeless, signature duet, “Seven Spanish Angels”.

Written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, it was first released in November 1984 as a single from Charles’ 1984 album Friendship, and Willie also included it on his 1985 compilation album Half Nelson.

It was the most successful of Ray’s eight hits on the country chart, as the single spent one week #1 one and a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.

It’s such a powerful and beautiful duet, and seeing the two of them perform it together is truly something special:

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