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Watch Willie Nelson and George Strait Share the Stage for the First Time

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It's hard to believe, but two of Texas' greatest legends, Willie Nelson and George Strait, had never shared the stage before this weekend. Saturday (Jan. 12), Strait and Nelson made history when they performed a brand new song during the Willie: Life and Songs of An American Outlaw concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

The legendary artists couldn't have chosen a better song to mark the occasion. Following an introduction by Ed Helms and a spirited response from the crowd, Strait launched into the unreleased song "Sing One With Willie." The tune, written by Strait, Nelson and Strait's son Bubba, finds the King of Country lamenting the fact that he's never joined the long list of Willie collaborators. Nelson joins in midway through the song, giving his own nod to Strait.

The star-studded concert featured performances by Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Bobby Bare, Emmylou Harris and more. The concert was taped for television and will be aired at a later date.

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Strait recently announced that he'll be releasing a new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine. In December, he released his new song Tequila-inspired song "Código," which he penned with his son Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon.

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Watch Willie Nelson and George Strait Share the Stage for the First Time