Willie Nelson is moved to tears during a tribute performance of “Seven Spanish Angels.”
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“Seven Spanish Angels” is a song written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, and originally recorded by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson for their 1984 album “Friendship”. The song tells the story of two lovers, one of whom is killed in a gunfight, and the other who is left to mourn their loss.
In a 2015 tribute concert to Willie Nelson, several artists performed covers of his songs, including “Seven Spanish Angels”. During the tribute, Nelson sat in the audience, visibly emotional as artists Chris Stapleton and Durwood Black performed a powerful rendition of the song. The performance was so moving that it brought Nelson close to tears, and the audience gave a standing ovation in recognition of the emotional impact of the song.
Nelson has spoken about the personal significance of “Seven Spanish Angels” to him, and how it has become a staple of his live performances. The song’s themes of love and loss, and the intensity of the emotions it conveys, have made it a favorite among fans of both Nelson and country music in general. The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, and remains a testament to the enduring power of great songwriting and storytelling.