* The announcer says 26 time grammy winning...arghhhh! It's 27!!!
Willie Nelson has received the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Son. Nelson received the Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress back in November, when the special tribute was taped. The tribute includes many artists who were inspired by the country singer. Among artists performing at the tribute include Nelson himself, Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and Paul Simon.
Alison doing Angel Flying too Close was spot on, I mean her technical singing is getting so good. I feel bad for her in the duet in 7 Spanish Angels. The other lead singer was in his own world and the backup singers were mixed way too loud. Not to mentiont the phrasing in the final chorus was all over the place. She is such a pro though you can see her keeping her eyes locked on his every syllable trying to hang on for dear life. Lol. What a pro, that Alison Kruass.
"You're at your best with an ache in your chest
And that worn out old song that you play"