This Friday’s song is “Beyond the Stars” by Tami Neilson. We discovered her a few weeks ago and have been exploring her catalog. This new song is one of my wife Teresa’s favorites so far.
“Beyond the Stars” is a duet Tami performs with the iconic Willie Nelson. It is a mournful ballad done in 3/4 time. It’s theme is the grief brought on by a loved one’s death. Neilson wrote the song after the 2015 loss of her father who was a big fan of Willie Nelson. Nelson acts as Tami’s father’s voice in his verse of the duet.
The song was first performed live during the Luck Reunion 2022, a music festival held at Nelson’s ranch in March 2022. It is especially poignant since the performance was just days after Nelson’s sister and bandmate Bobbie passed away. The video was shot at the ranch as well.
Hope you enjoy “Beyond the Stars” ny Tamu Neilson and Willie Nelson.