On March 16, dozens of artists assembled at the Bridgestone Arena for The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, a concert event that paid tribute to the acclaimed singer-songwriter. During the show, Nelson joined Kristofferson along with Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson, who represented the late Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Although country fans will never get to see the original foursome take the stage together again, Jennings and Johnson were able to channel the spirit of the late icons for their memorable performance.
“Highwayman” was the title track of the Highwaymen’s debut album, which was released in 1985. The song, which was also recorded by both Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell, is still considered the group’s signature track.
Nelson also stuck around to join Kristofferson on his classic track “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” which you can view here.
Click below to watch Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson and Shooter Jennings perform “Highwayman” at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson.