Willie Nelson and Neil Young are longtime buds as co-founders of Farm Aid. That enduring friendship makes this performance of “Long May You Run” especially eloquent. Trigger, the battered and beautiful Martin guitar that follows Nelson everywhere, deserves a special mention as well. Can you imagine that instrument sounding so sweet in anyone else’s hands?
In April, Nelson gathered many of his famous friends to tape a new episode of CMT Crossroads, which debuts Sunday (June 23) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Captured at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, the intimate special unites the country legend with Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones and many more admirers in recognition of Nelson’s 80th birthday.
Don’t miss this touching performance of Willie Nelson and Neil Young’s “Long May You Run.”