Jack White and Willie Nelson sat down at the end of April and recorded an intimate rendition of Willie’s classic “Red Headed Stranger” as part of a special tribute that White planned for Nelson’s 80th birthday.
The two musicians got together for a special episode of CMT’s Crossroads series which pairs country musicians with artists from other genres together for some unique performances. Previous episodes have matched up the likes of Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons together, and Sugarland with Bon Jovi. For the birthday bash, White brought in some legends in their own right. Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Leon Russel and more gathered at Third Man Records’ Nashville warehouse for some one of a kind duets in honor of the outlaw country hero.
Check out the full episode below (it’s worth watching), but if you want to get straight to Jack and Willie, skip to the 13 minute mark.