Willie Nelson is one of the most recognizable musicians of our time. With his long braid and bushy beard, it’s easy to pick out this legend in a crowd. But, like all of us, Nelson has been through his own set of transformations in his time.
Ray Charles was often referred to as “The Genius”. Even though he was blind from the age of seven, he went on to become a pioneer of soul music. Frank Sinatra even called him “the only true genius in show business”. He was ranked #2 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2008.
Together, Ray and Willie recorded a song in 1984 called “Seven Spanish Angels”. It was the most successful of Ray Charles’ eight hits on the country chart. The single spent one week at number one and a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.
Listen to the classic below.