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.