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Watch: Video Drops of New Orville Peck and Willie Nelson Duet

Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 1 MIN.

Country boys Willie Nelson and Orville Peck have teamed up for a very iconic duet that is sending fans of the folk singers into a frenzy.

As reported by USA Today, Nelson and Peck released a duet cover of Ned Sublette's 1981 song "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other" on Friday. Given the politics surrounding LGBTQ+ acceptance today, the song takes on an even deeper meaning.

The track was released on Friday, with an accompanying music video. Fans called the collaboration "healing." According to Peck, in an interview with GLAAD published Monday, the duet was all Nelson's idea.

"It's actually been a long time in the making this whole collaboration. Willie asked me about it a couple of years ago," he said.

Peck added about Nelson unabashed support for the queer community, "I think that the fact that Willie stands next to the entire LGBTQIA+ community by doing this song just shows what an amazing person he is, what a legend he is," he added. "It's a win for all of us because that's true allyship. Someone who's completely unafraid to be right there next to us, there's no vagueness involved."

In the music video for the song, queer men and women are seen dancing along in a local saloon, and Nelson's wife Annie even makes a brief cameo.

See the special moments in the video for Nelson and Peck's "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other" duet below.

by Emell Adolphus

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