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Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Joined By Two Special Guests For Rare Performance Of 'I'll Fly Away'

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Willie nelson Songs | Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Joined By Two Special Guests For Rare Performance Of 'I'll Fly Away' | Country Music Videos
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Talk about keepin' it in the family!

Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson are currently touring the country on their Django and Jimmie Tour, and have been amazing audiences everywhere. On October 23rd, they graced the stage at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Kentucky with two special guests.

These special guests were none other than their beautiful wives! Merle's wife of 22 years, Theresa Ann, and Willie's wife of 24 years, Annie, sang backup for the two legends on the gospel song "I'll Fly Away". 

"I'll Fly Away" is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley, and is inspired by an old secular ballad. It is considered one of the most recorded gospel songs, with over 40 artists covering the song, including George Jones, Charley Pride, Johnny Cash, Randy Travis, and Alan Jackson

The ladies held their own with the harmonies, while Willie took the lead on vocals and Merle killed it on the guitar. The entire audience was singing along, so feel free to do so yourself! 

Take a look at the performance, filmed by Annie, below! 

Lyrics Below

Well, some glad morning when this life is oer,
I'll fly away.
To a home on God's celestial shore,
I'll fly away.

Oh, I'll fly away, O Glory,
I'll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah, bye and bye,
I'll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have gone,
I'll fly away.
Like a bird from prison bars have flown,
I'll fly away.

Oh, I'll fly away, O Glory,
I'll fly away.
When I die, Hallelujah, bye and bye,
I'll fly away

Well, just a few more weary days and then,
I'll fly away.
To a land where joy shall never end,
I'll fly away.

Oh, I'll fly away, O Glory,
I'll fly away.
When I die, Hallelujah, bye and bye,
I'll fly away.

Oh, I'll fly away, O Glory,
I'll fly away.
When I die, Hallelujah, bye and bye,
I'll fly away...

 

Posted by Willie Nelson on Monday, October 26, 2015
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