George Strait and Willie Nelson Perform Duet On Willie’s 89th Birthday
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In April 2022, the Moody Center – a brand-new arena on the University of Texas campus – held its official grand opening with a two-night sold-out concert celebration on April 29 & 30. The Moody Center replaced the 45-year-old Frank Erwin Center, the former home of the University of Texas’ men’s and women’s basketball teams and one of the city’s largest music venues.
During the first night of the grand-opening celebration, George Strait and Willie Nelson took the stage together. They performed “Pancho and Lefty,” a duet Nelson and the late Merle Haggard released in 1983.
Before they treated the fans with “Pancho and Lefty,” they performed their duet ““Sing One With Willie,” which was included on with Strait’s 2019 album Honky Tonk Time Machine.
Not only that, but George also sang “Happy Birthday” to Willie because the grand-opening just so happened to fall on Willie Nelson’s 89th birthday.
Watch their duet to “Sing One With Willie” below.