Parker McCollum Says A Cover Of “Pancho And Lefty” With Koe Wetzel Would Be “Real Good,” And Now We Need It

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We’re onto something here…

Yesterday, a fan on Twitter sent a message to Koe Wetzel and Parker McCollum that they needed to release a new song together, and I would have to agree with him there.

And while he didn’t suggest a specific cover or any other idea along those lines, Parker happened to see it, and suggested himself that a cover of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson’s iconic duet “Pancho and Lefty” with Koe would be “real nice and good.”

I don’t think that’s the first song I would’ve chosen for them to cover, but that’s obviously an all-time country classic and standard, and I’d certainly love to hear their take on it too:

“A version of ‘Pancho and Lefty’ would be real nice and good.”

Of course, the two teamed up for a duet of a song called “Love” quite a few years ago now, which was included on the tracklist for Koe’s 2016 album Noise Complaint, and has since been certified Gold by the RIAA.

That’s a pretty specific answer, too, so who knows… maybe something is even already in the works.

And maybe we could even get Koe to throw a little bagpipe hook on the production, too?

“Pancho and Lefty” was the title track to Merle and Willie’s collaborative album Pancho & Lefty in 1983, and it became a classic country hit and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that year.

It was originally a song written and recorded by Townes Van Zandt for his 1972 album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, and then later by Emmylou Harris in 1976.

There’s a pretty wild story behind how it came to be and the whole recording process at Willie’s studio, which you’ll definitely want to read more about HERE.

And whether Parker and Koe actually cover “Pancho and Lefty” or not, I think it’s high time they put out some kind of a new song together…

“Pancho and Lefty”


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