Trisha Yearwood And Don Henley Reunite On ‘Austin City Limits’ For Beautiful Performance Of “Walkaway Joe”

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Old friends.

Trisha Yearwood was recently inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, alongside Sheryl Crow (and B. B. King and Loretta Lynn, who were inducted posthumously).

The show aired on PBS this past Saturday, and while Trisha sang a few of her hits solo, she also had friends like Ronnie Dunn and Eagles founder Don Henley join her to sing a few songs, which was easily a highlight of the evening.

Henley and Yearwood of course teamed up to sing her hit “Walkaway Joe,” which was written by Vince Melamed and Greg Barnhill and released in November of 1992. It was included as the second single from Trisha’s Hearts in Armor album, and peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard country charts.

She introduced Henly by saying that she couldn’t imagine being inducted without having him there to sing with her, noting that she only asks him to do things with her sparingly because he “always says yes”:

“I can’t imagine being on this stage and being honored by Don Henley and not asking him if he would come up here and help me finish my portion of the show.

I try to not ask you to do to many things because you always say yes, and I appreciate you very much.”

A true friend, indeed.

They of course delivered a beautiful duet, and it’s great to see them still working together as friends over 30 years later.

Check it out:

Trisha also had her friend Ronnie Dunn on stage to perform “I’ll Carry You”:

And of course, make sure you check out the “Walkaway Joe” music video, which features a young Matthew McConaughey:

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