There is nothing better than watching two worlds collide.
When Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow were tapped to come together in 2002 to record an episode of CMT’s “Crossroads,” music fans knew it couldn’t be anything other than epic. As it turned out, epic doesn’t even come close to describing it.
Though the two icons come from opposite ends of the river, it was easy to hear they are very much kindred spirits. Throughout the night, the two took turns trading songs, each singing lead on the other’s tunes, until at one point they duet on the Johnny & June Carter Cash classic “Jackson.”
And boy did they really do it justice.
The blend couldn’t be more perfect. From Sheryl’s radiant beauty to Willie’s weathered eyes, watching these two is half of the fun. The smiles on both of their faces are so telling of the immense amount of fun these two are having performing together. As for their voices? Never before has the mix of sweet and gravely sounded so perfect.
One interesting point of note – it’s rare that you see Willie playing any guitar other than his trusted “Trigger.” Yet, for this performance, Willie played a headless electric guitar while it’s Sheryl with the acoustic strapped across her shoulder.