Check out Willie Nelson, Kermit the Frog singing 'Rainbow Connection'

In a much-anticipated duet more than 20 years in the making, Willie Nelson finally took the stage with Kermit the Frog to perform „Rainbow Connection” at a Luck reunion on Thursday.

The song became an Oscar-nominated hit for Kermit (and Jim Henson) after it was featured in 1979. The Muppet Movieand was covered by the likes of The Carpenters, The Six, Kenny Loggins and Nelson in the following decades, whose tender rendition became a classic after it was also featured on his 2001 album. Rainbow Link.

Nelson has been hosting the „Rainbow Connection” show for years Artists like Kacey Musgraves — and Kermit has duetted it with everyone Barbra Streisand to do Debbie Harry to do Jim James of My Morning Jacket – The two legends of their respective fields (Country, Muppetry) had never met on stage to sing it together until Thursday.


The Kermit appearance marked another significant day in Nelson's life, as he held an annual Luck reunion at his Texas ranch and announced the upcoming arrival of his latest album. border. Luck Reunion also featured sets by Tyler Childers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Muddy Diaz, John Oates, Red Madison and more.

Later this summer, Nelson will join another legend on tour with Bob Dylan for this year's Roving Outlaw Music Festival.

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