Shania Twain Joins Willie Nelson for an Unforgettable Cover of This Classic Ballad
When country artists get together to celebrate something important, we know that we’re in for a good time.
When Willie Nelson turned 70 back in 2003, tons of his famous friends came by the Beacon Theatre in NYC to celebrate and make some awesome music together.
One of the standout performances of that night was when Willie and Shania Twain took the stage to perform a cover of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”
The song was actually written in the 1940s, and was performed by other country artists such as Hank Williams.
Willie included it on his 1975 concept album, The Redheaded Stranger; since then, fans associate the song more with Willie than other artists who have covered it.
Shania really brought something special to this birthday performance! “Blue Eyes” showcases Willie’s singing and instrumental talents perfectly, and Shania’s gorgeous voice blends perfectly with his singing and guitar.
Although it’s a heart-wrenching song, it’s hard to feel sad when listening to this performance. The combination of these two is one that keeps any country music fan smiling!