Willie Nelson And Orville Peck Team Up For Duet Of “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other”

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The first new release from Orville Peck in two years.

Out everywhere today, he teamed up with Willie Nelson for a modern-day duet of Willie’s song “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other,” which is Orville’s first release since signing a record deal with Warner Records.

Peck says he can’t wait to start this new chapter, and he certainly started off with a band getting the living legend himself on this song:

“I am incredibly happy to be joining the Warner family and getting back on the road this year. I feel happier and healthier than I’ve ever been, and I’m excited to start this new chapter.”

Of course, “Cowboys” was originally written and recorded by by Latin country musician Ned Sublette, and is based on his experiences growing up in Portales, New Mexico. The lyrics satirize the stereotypes associated with cowboys and gay men, and when Willie released is at a single in 2006, it became the first LGBTQ-themed mainstream country song by a major artist.

Peck is openly gay and always wears a mask as part of his trademark look, and he’s of course featured in the music video alongside Willie, which was seemingly filmed in large part at Willie’s expansive ranch just outside of Austin in Spicewood, Texas.

You see shots of the iconic “Luck” sign, which is the name of the ranch, in addition to the chapel on the property and some of the horses.

And this new song seems to be the beginning of more to come, as Orville revealed on Instagram that he was a duet album called Stampede on the way soon:

“‘Stampede,’ my duets album, featuring a couple of my good friends is coming.”

You can watch their music video for “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other” here:

And of course, Willie’s original:

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