Music fans worldwide were thrilled when two respected singers came together to give one of the most riveting performances of this 1969 classic that continues to maintain its timeless appreciation. Sheryl Crow, noted for her uncanny mashups with highly-regarded performers such as The Rolling Stones and Jerry Lee Lewis, took the stage with legendary country outlaw Kris Kristofferson, giving an electrifying twist to his originally written, iconic hit "Me and Bobby McGee".
Country legend Willie Nelson introduced the two, telling his audience, "I'd like to bring out two of my favorite people," as the audience unleashed a roar of cheers and applause. "They're singing one of my favorite songs, 'Me and Bobby McGee'," Nelson announced.
Crow promptly entered the stage to hug Nelson, as Kristofferson grabbed his guitar and headed directly for his mic to open their performance. Crow began to sing the timeless opening, "Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train/ And I's feelin' near as faded as my jeans/ Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained/ It rode us all the way to New Orleans."
Eventually, Kristofferson jumped into the vocals as the chorus began, melodically singing, "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose/ Nothin', don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no/ And, feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues." The electric performance was filled with exceptional talent, flawless vocals, and an extra dose of nostalgia to remember the good times and the classics they helped compose.
Check out this unbelievable performance below!
Interested in becoming a partner?
Contact us for more info.