On Tuesday morning, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings shared their version of “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” the Oscar-nominated original song from the Coen Brothers Western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
The musical duo wrote the song for the film – wherein it was sang by actors Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson.
“We are eternally grateful to Ethan and Joel Coen for giving us the opportunity to write a cowboy duet between the living and the dead, and to Willie Watson and Tim Blake Nelson for bringing it to life,” Welch said in a press release.
Welch and Rawlings will perform their version of “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” live at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24 and they have also confirmed a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Listen to “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” below: