By Linda Lee

If you love Willie Nelson as much as all his country friends in Nashville do, then you will LOVE to watch this entire  CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records! The 80-year-old country music icon with the famous pigtails, handpicked several of his favorite artists like Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson and Ashley Monroe to perform on this very cool edition of CMT Crossroads!  Monroe tell us about what it’s like to perform with a legendary artist like Nelson too!  Watch the entire episode here right now…

When it came time for Willie Nelson’s second CMT Crossroads appearance, he found it difficult to pick just one artist, telling CMT:  “I’ve got a lot of friends,” laughed the 80-year-old Texan with characteristic charm.

So Willie and CMT came up with an all-star list of performers, including Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young, while Jack White (musician and owner of Third Man Records) conducts an interview with the country legend.

By: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

By: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Ashley Monroe tells us what is is really like to perform with this unique and legendary artist:

“I think there are many things about Willie that make him special,” she said. “I think his spirit alone, even if he didn’t write songs or anything, I think the spirit of him is very strong, very powerful. And then you put the way he writes songs on top of that and … it’s a spiritual experience to be in his presence. It really is.”

Here is CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records



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