Another Monday brings another new video from the Farm Aid archives and our YouTube channel. For this week’s entry, I asked fans of our Facebook page which artist they’d like to see and Farm Aid President Willie Nelson was the most popular choice by far.
Willie is known for performing with artists from just about every genre, like his newest album with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones celebrating the work of Ray Charles. It seems like every year at Farm Aid, a couple artists want to bring Willie out for a duet (as one example, Norah and Willie collaborated again at last year’s show). Farm Aid II, which took place on July 4, 1986 in Manor, Texas (just outside Austin), was no different. Among his collaborations that year are the two videos below, where he sang “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” with Julio Iglesias and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” with Waylon Jennings.
For more Farm Aid videos, including many more one-time-only duets between other artists, visit our YouTube channel.