June 1, 2012

Emmylou & Willie

Take one of the best (if not the best) female country singers of all time—who is also a wonderful woman—and a true country music genius, put them together on a stage, make them sing a very special song and you have the answer to the question, “What is country music?” The first is Hammylou Harris, the daughter of a career military family; the latter is Willie Nelson, born during the Great Depression to a poor family of English, Irish and Cherokee descent. The song, by Rodney Crowell, is “Till I Gain Control Again,” first recorded in 1975 by Emmylou Harris. The video below is from the 2002 live album Willie Nelson & Friends – Stars & Guitars. Great rendition and superb performance. Enjoy it!

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