Willie Nelson performs “Seven Spanish Angels,” which is regarded as one of the greatest duets in history.
This duet is absolutely and utterly captivating. Regardless of Willie and Ray being such legends, there’s something very ordinary, normal and relatable about them. Gosh, how I wish I’d be in the audience this day.
“Seven Spanish Angels” is a song written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser and recorded by Willie Nelson as a duet with Ray Charles in 1984. The song tells the story of two lovers, one of whom is killed in a gunfight, while the other is left to mourn their loss. It became a hit, reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
The song has since become a classic and is widely considered one of Nelson’s greatest hits. Its emotional lyrics and powerful vocal performances by both Nelson and Charles have made it a favorite among fans of both country and soul music.