Willie Nelson grooved Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a country-infused rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic “Fly Me To The Moon” and the original “Vote ‘Em Out” as part of the Mercedes-Benz Concert Series on Tuesday night (Oct. 30).
The 85-year-old country singer stood on a stage surrounded by fans that featured a starry blue backdrop, opening with a twangy rendition of the 1964 classic associated with ‘Ol Blue Eyes.
“Fly me to the moon/ Let me play among the stars/ Let me see what spring is like/ On Jupiter and Mars,” sang Nelson, accompanied by a bluesy harmonica. The warm, breezy song came to an end with the piano, guitar and bass joining together on an uplifting note.
Nelson next played his 2018 track “Vote ‘Em Out,” a soulful, politically charged jam about choosing the country’s leaders. Standing against an American flag backdrop, Nelson eased into the relaxed, piano-driven song, singing “If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out… That’s what Election Day is all about/ The biggest gun we’ve got/ Is called ‘the ballot box’/ So if you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out.”
Watch Nelson’s Jimmy Kimmel performance below.