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Willie Nelson Gets Emotional While Singing A Gospel Tribute To His Dear Friend, Johnny Cash

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We can all agree that the bond between Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson was a special one.

Johnny and Willie we're some of country music's first 'bad boys', and together made one half of the music group, The Highwaymen, along with Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. 

In the interview below with MTV, Willie speaks about his admiration of the great Johnny Cash. He says of his friend and idol, "I always looked at John as somebody who had been there before me and was doing it the way he wanted to do it, and I always admired and respected him for doing that. He was one of the first 'rebels' one of the first 'outlaws', if you want to call them, that hit Nashville, and I was a great fan of his not only for his music but for his attitude." 

When Johnny passed in 2003, Willie was devastated, and he made sure to perform at CMT's The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute Concert. He sang Johnny's 1963 gospel song, "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" and it melted our hearts. Willie's eyes began to fill with tears as he sang the beautiful tribute to his dear friend. We're sure he was not the only one about to break down- this performance definitely brought tears to our eyes! 

Check out the video below, and prepare to be moved to tears as Willie sings a heartbreaking farewell to his friend, Johnny Cash. 

LYRICS BELOW 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh were you there when they crucified my Lord?
(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)
Tremble
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?
(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)
Tremble
Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)
Tremble
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Well, were you there when the stone was rolled away?
Were you there when the stone was rolled away?
(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)
Tremble
Were you there when the stone was rolled away?

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