During the Houston Fest in 2017, three soldiers took the stage and gave the audience a real treat. In their appearance at the event, they performed one of the most iconic duets in country music, the “Seven Spanish Angels.”
These soldiers are actually a part of the group named the Six-String Soldiers. The band, known for their incredible vocals and skillful covers, performs various musical genres including country, folk, and bluegrass classics making them an instant internet sensation.
Released in 1984, “Seven Spanish Angels” is a duet popularly recorded by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. It appeared on Charles' 1984 album titled Friendship. Meanwhile, it was also included on Nelson's 1985 album called Half Nelson. In addition, the song entered the charts and stayed there for a total of 12 weeks. In fact, it even notched the number one spot in one of those weeks. The song received a massive success making it one of Nelson’s most frequently rendered songs.
The song talks about an outlaw and his lover who are trying to outrun a posse sent to return them to Texas. When they are cornered, they decide to fight the approaching lawmen. Before the final gunfight, the two embrace, speaking of their belief that God will spare them.
An iconic song, “Seven Spanish Angels” is not an easy song to pull of considering its significance and the success that the original version has pulled off. However, the Six-String Soldiers did not stand a chance but to impress everyone with their own version.
During their performance, these men gave the audience a unique twist to the song. In fact, some of the audience were moved to tears by their rendition.
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