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Willie Nelson & Family

As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away") as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following. During the early '70s, Willie aligned himself… Show more

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Willie Nelson, Folk Uke, the Peterson Brothers Tue, Apr 29 6:00p The Backyard at Bee Cave Austin, TX Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson and Family + Alison Krauss and Union Station Tue, May 6 6:00p St. Augustine Amphitheatre St Augustine, FL Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson Thu, May 8 7:00p Family Circle Cup Stadium Charleston, SC Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson Fri, May 9 7:00p Charter Amphitheatre Simpsonville, SC Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson Sat, May 10 7:00p White Oak Amphitheatre Greensboro, NC Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Fri, May 16 7:00p Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel Nashville, TN Add to Calendar Ico_tix
CANCELLED: Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Sat, May 17 7:00p BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Sun, Jun 8 3:30p Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson & Family Tue, Jun 10 8:00p Radio City Music Hall New York, NY Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson & Family Fri, Jun 13 7:30p Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas Sun, Jun 15 6:45p Simsbury Meadows Simsbury, CT Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Tue, Jun 17 7:00p Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson with Alison Krauss and Union Station Thu, Jun 19 7:30p Darlings Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss Fri, Jun 20 7:00p Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Gilford, NH Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Fri, Jul 4 11:00a Billy Bob's Texas Fort Worth, TX Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Tue, Aug 12 7:00p Sangamon Auditorium Springfield, IL Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Wed, Aug 13 8:00p Northern Lights Theater Milwaukee, WI Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Thu, Aug 14 8:00p Northern Lights Theater Milwaukee, WI Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Sun, Aug 17 8:00p Deadwood Mountain Grand Deadwood, SD Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Thu, Nov 20 7:30p Mississippi Coliseum Jackson, MS Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Fri, Nov 21 8:00p Harrah's Casino Tunica, Robinsonville, MS Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Sat, Nov 22 7:50p Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, LA Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson/RESCHEDULED Sun, Nov 23 7:30p Majestic Theatre San Antonio, TX Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Wed, Nov 26 7:00p House of Blues Houston, TX Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Willie Nelson Sun, Nov 22 7:30p Heymann Arts Center Lafayette, LA Add to Calendar Ico_tix
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April 19, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

In theory, this should be special — the classic Willie Nelson album we haven’t had since “Spirit” in 1996. In the producer’s chair you have T-Bone Burnett, who’s already resurrected mountain music (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) and Robert Plant (“Raising Sand,” with Alison Krauss) this decade. The pitch here is “Stardust” meets the Grand Ol’ Opry circa 1962. How could it miss?

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Aug. 24, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Barnes

Willie Nelson once again stamps familiar standards with his ineradicable musical personality on his new album, “American Classic.” Nelson simplifies and slows down the tempos, then applies his tawny, world-weary voice to mostly melancholy lyrics, as he interprets songs from the mid-century catalog.

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Oct. 23, 2006 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Hoinski

Apparently, alt-country malcontent Ryan Adams didn't smoke enough grass with Willie Nelson on their recent tour, so he lured the legend into the studio to produce "Songbird" in between tokes. It's 73-year-old Nelson's 187th album (by my count), and a far cry from the crowning latter-day works of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

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