Willie Nelson, George Strait performs 1st ever duet …

Willie Nelson, George Strait perform as the very first duet together

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country icon Willie Nelson sang with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but a surprising omission was Texas Troubadour George Strait.

The two country singers sang their very first duet on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee, during a tribute show in honor of the 85-year-old outlaw country singer with a performance of a song written especially for the occasion.

The two sang a song called "Sing One With Willie", in which Strait says to Nelson: "You've just made my career" and Nelson answers: "Or ruin it."

More than two dozen artists sang in honor of Nelson during the show, including Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Alison Krauss and more. The show will be broadcast on A & E at a later date.

Willie Nelson, left, and George Strait performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Willie Nelson, left, and George Strait performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Dave Matthews, right, and Willie Nelson performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Dave Matthews, right, and Willie Nelson performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Dave Matthews, right, and Willie Nelson performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Willie Nelson performs at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Willie Nelson performs at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

Willie Nelson performs at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner / Invision / AP)

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