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Jimmy Fallon, Ethan Hawke Channel Country Legends in Parody

September 9, 2018

Jimmy Fallon is once again parodying the country genre, this time calling on actors Ethan Hawke and Ben Dickey, as well as famed guitarist Charlie Sexton to take part in the fun.

Hawke, Sexton and Dickey are the stars of Blaze, a new film written and directed by Hawke that tells the life story of conflicted country star Blaze Foley. The trio teamed up with Fallon to playfully portray four of country music's biggest icons for the skit: Hawke puts on faux braids and a red bandanna to take on the persona of Willie Nelson, while Fallon impersonates Johnny Cash, Sexton channels Kris Kristofferson and Dickey tries out his chops as Waylon Jennings.

The foursome put their own spin on Nelson's legendary "On the Road Again," this time dubbing it "On the Road Again/Let's Just Stay Here."

The song begins with its original lyrics, before Fallon cuts it, making his Cash the buzzkill, and also making it more than apparent that he has no desire to venture away from home.

This isn't the first time Fallon has found humor in the country genre. He called on Darius Rucker to sing a holiday-themed spin of his Hootie & the Blowfish hit, "Only Wanna Be With You," turning it into "Only Wanna Thank the Troops"; forced Blake Shelton to try sushi for the first time; and invited Luke Bryan to help him figure out how to pronounce the word "Gyro."