Willie Nelson Sings “Rainbow Connection” With Kermit the Frog at Luck Reunion 2024

Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion took place yesterday (March 14) at the country music legend’s Texas ranch. At one point during the evening, Nelson performed “Rainbow Connection” with the Muppet behind the hit song, Kermit the Frog. Watch footage below.

Kermit the Frog released his iconic “Rainbow Connection” in 1979, and the track has been covered many times, including by Willie Nelson on 2001’s Rainbow Connection. Nelson also performed the song with Kacey Musgraves at the Country Music Association Awards in 2019.

Also yesterday, Nelson announced his new album The Border, which is out May 31 via Legacy. Listen to the title track—a cover of Rodney Crowell’s 2019 Texas song—below.

Revisit the 2018 feature “The Story of Outlaw Country in 33 Songs.”

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Willie Nelson: The Border

The Border:

01 The Border
02 Once Upon a Yesterday
03 What If I’m Out of My Mind
04 When I Wrote This Song for You
05 Kiss Me When You’re Through
06 Many a Long and Lonesome Highway
07 Hank’s Guitar
08 Made in Texas
09 Nobody Knows Me Like You
10 How Much Does It Cost