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Blake Shelton plays with legendary country artists at Grammy Awards

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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton joined together to bring some classic country to the 2014 GRAMMY Awards. With a backdrop of an Old West building, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson performed “Okie From Muskogee” before being joined by Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton for “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”

The throwback to country’s roots was a fun interruption to the GRAMMY’s otherwise mostly pop and rock themed performances. Even more entertaining was seeing how many audience members were actually singing along with the classic lyrics. Several country artists were honorary Okies for the night, including Australian Keith Urban, and artists from many genres seemed to be acquainted with the chorus to the Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson hit, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.”

Waylon Jennings passed away in 2002. Hopefully, we’ll have the rest of these country icons with us for quite a while, but whatever the future brings, the memory of this cozy, familiar performance will live on in GRAMMY history.

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