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The Greatest Willie Nelson Duets Ever

Updated March 13, 2020 734 votes 96 voters 2.8k views46 items

Spanning half a century, the best Willie Nelson duets feature top artists from a wide variety of genres. From rock bands like Aerosmith and U2, to Sinead O'Connor, who sang with Willie Nelson on his 1993 cover of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush's "Don't Give Up," stars from all corners of the entertainment industry have joined forces with country music's most laidback legend. In television, too, his voice is often sought: for HBO'S Big Little Lies finale in 2019, Willie Nelson sang a powerful duet with Paula Nelson, covering Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain." Even  Stephen Colbert recorded a song featuring Willie Nelson on his 2008 Christmas special. 

Naturally, most of the greatest country singers of all time have partnered with Nelson on songs over the years, from old country music stars like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton, to the biggest names right now, like female country superstars Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. 

The list of good duet songs in the Willie Nelson discography is full of gems, but it's up to you to determine which stand out above the rest. Vote for the best Willie Nelson duets below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.

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