It's always interesting when a young country star teams up with a country legend to perform a song. In this case, Kacey Musgraves partnered with Willie Nelson to record "Are You Sure," a mellow number that Nelson co-wrote and first released in 1965. Watch the brand new music video and an interesting behind-the-scenes look below, via YouTube.
Kacey Musgraves & Willie Nelson "Are You Sure" Music Video
Kacey Musgraves "Are You Sure" Behind-The-Scenes
We're taken to a dimly lit bar in nowhere land, USA, where Musgraves is nursing a drink and singing the song alongside Willie. The softness of their vocals sounds authentic and smooth, pairing together beautifully. The two have toured together in the past, and Musgraves is one of the modern country artists who embraces the classic tradition and has been embraced back.
In an interview with Radio.com, Kacey shared how the collaboration came together:
He couldn’t believe I knew it... I just really loved it. It’s very honest and very country, [and] it’s a neat perspective. He seemingly pulled a guitar out of a cloud of smoke and started strumming. I was of course dying inside a little bit.
It sounds quite different from the original version that first appeared on Nelson's Country Willie album 50 years ago.
"Are You Sure" is a hidden song on Musgraves' 2015 release, Pageant Material, tagged onto the end of the last track. In the interview with radio.com, she called it "A little nugget for people who make it to the end of the record." Pick up the album on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3).
For the latest music, news, and tour dates from Kacey Musgraves, check out her Zumic artist page.
Editor's note: Behind-The-Scenes video added on October 29, 2015.
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