Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson, the Red-Headed Stranger is 77 today.
Did you see Willie on Larry King Live and Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show last Friday? It was a hoot!
Willie’s 4th of July Picnic happens at 12 noon at The Backyard at Bee Cave in Austin. Some of the artists appearing this year are Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allen Coe, Jack Ingram, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Russell, Paula Nelson, Randy Rogers Band, Ray Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kevin Fowler, with many more to be announced. More info at thebackyard.net
Win a limited edition Martin Guitar autographed by Willie, plus a trip to Austin and tickets to his 4th of July Picnic and a copy of his new CD “Country Music” from Sirius XM Radio. Contest details at sirius.com
Willie’s touring the UK and Europe in June, Tour Dates here.
Willie’s new album “Country Music” produced by T-Bone Burnett just released last week and features a collection of vintage country standards. Some of Nashville’s top bluegrass musicians appear on the album.
Willie on the Web: willienelson.com
Friday, April 30th, 2010
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Birthdays, Concert, Tours