If ever the words "living legend" were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson.
The iconic Texan--who turned 80 in April--is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” His career has spanned six decades. His catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession. He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
In many ways, however, the weighty distinction "living legend" does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the year 2008 alone he delivered two new studio albums and a career-spanning box set, released his debut novel and again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and produce his own blend of bio diesel fuel.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. In 2010 he released Willie Nelson's Country Music, produced by award winning T Bone Burnett and it received a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Americana Album. In 2011 Willie's album releases included, Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles, a 12 song collection with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones as well as Remember Me Vol. 1, his hand-picked selections of country music's most definitive songs. Released May of 2012 is Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings that showcases new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. In November his latest book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, hit shelves and landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times' best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. 2013 brings an April release of "Let's Face The Music And Dance," an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble.
As ever, Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that were well worth the ride.
TICKETS FROM THE 11/24/2013 SHOW WILL BE HONORED ON 2/21/2014 @ 7:30PM AT THE MISSISSIPPI COLISEUM.
VENUE CHANGED DUE TO SERIOUS BAND BUS ACCIDENT 11/23/2013. SEVERAL MEMBERS WERE HOSPITALIZED. ALL BAND MEMBERS ARE WELL AND READY TO HIT THE ROAD. WILLIE'S BUS WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT.
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