And a perfect example of that is his 62nd 2013 duets album To All the Girls…, as the tracklist is full of awesome collaborations with some of Willie’s favorite ladies, including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert Wynona Judd, and even Willie’s daughter, Paula Nelson.
It includes a few Willie Nelson originals, but mostly covers, and one of my favorites is his duet with Paula on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.”
Written by frontman John Fogerty, CCR released the song as a single in 1971 from their 1970 Pendulum album, and it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, ultimately becoming one of their signature songs.
Willie and Paula’s rendition certainly has a more “country” sounding production as opposed to the original, and you can hear it in her voice that Paula definitely came by her singing chops very honestly.
As far as covers of this iconic song go, this is definitely one of the best.
And if you’ve never heard it before, now’s the time to change that…