Trisha Yearwood And Don Henley Reunite For “Walkaway Joe” Performance

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Country music icon Trisha Yearwood was honored at the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, where she shared a heartwarming moment with Eagles co-founder Don Henley.

Trisha Yearwood And Don Henley Perform “Walkaway Joe”

In the “Austin City Limits 9th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Trisha Yearwood” special, recorded last year, Trisha Yearwood was officially inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. The induction was a heartwarming moment, led by Yearwood’s close friend, Don Henley. During the special tribute, the duo seized the chance to relive the magic of their 1992 hit, “Walkaway Joe,” treating the audience to an unforgettable performance.

“I can’t imagine being on this stage and being honored by Don Henley and not asking him if he would come up here and help me finish my portion of the show,” Yearwood told the crowd.

As Henley joined Yearwood on stage, she paused to express her gratitude, saying,”I try to not ask you to do too many things because you always say yes and I appreciate you very much.”

The duo smoothly transitioned into their duet, their voices effortlessly working together to bring back the classic track. After their performance, Henley and Yearwood shared a friendly hug, showcasing the depth of their friendship in a touching moment.

About Yearwood And Henley’s Duet “Walkaway Joe”

“Walkaway Joe” was written by Vince Melamed and Greg Barnhill, originally recorded by Trisha Yearwood and featured background vocals from Don Henley. This heartfelt track was released in November 1992 as the second single from Yearwood’s album Hearts in Armor. It struck a chord with listeners, climbing to the impressive position of number 2 on the U.S. Billboard country charts. Adding a touch of star power to the mix, actor Matthew McConaughey famously took on the role of the male lead in the accompanying music video.

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About Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame stands as a tribute to legendary musicians who have played a pivotal role in establishing the music series as an iconic institution, according to ACLTV. Ever since its beginning in 2014, when it honored Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the ACL Hall of Fame has become a beloved celebration of musical greatness.

This year, the tributes continued with the Austin City Limits 9th Annual Hall of Fame Honors, paying respect to the newly-inducted John Prine and Trisha Yearwood. Recorded live in Austin, Texas, on October 26, 2023, the special episodes takes viewers deep into the celebration with dedicated hours for each artist.

Watch Trisha Yearwood and Don Henley perform “Walkaway Joe” at the Austin City Limits 9th Annual Hall of Fame Honors below.



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