The Late Show with Stephen Colbert just keeps bringing on the best people in the music industry to perform each night’s musical number. Last night (Wednesday, September 16th, 2015), it was Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp’s turn, appearing on the show together to perform Nelson’s classic song ‘Night Life’.
And, Holy Moley, did they turn in a phenomenal performance.
Nelson and Mellencamp were not just on Colbert’s Late Show to sing, however, They were also there to celebrate and to promote the 30th anniversary of Farm-Aid, the yearly concert that raises money to help America’s family farmers keep afloat.
Farm-Aid kicks off this Saturday, September 19th in Chicago and, of course, both Nelson and Mellencamp will be taking the stage there as well, along with other acts like Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Holly Williams, Mavis Staples and Dave Matthews.
And, before you watch Nelson and Mellencamp play in the video below, can I just remind you that Willie Nelson is 82 years old. Holy hell, he is amazing.
Watch Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp perform ‘Night Life‘ on Stephen Colbert in the video below.
Edited: Sadly, Colbert deleted the video of Nelson and Mellencamp’s performance of ‘Night Life‘ on his show, something he often does which is why we no longer showcase videos from his show.
There is another superb performance of Nelson singing ‘Night Life‘ live, however, and that one is at the 2013 Farm Aid concert along with Lukas Nelson. Watch it below.
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