When you hear the words "country music legend," Willie Nelson instantly comes to mind. Come see this
charismatic superstar on tour! This talented icon will be performing on Nov. 21 at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little
Rock, AR, Nov. 22 at Winstar Casino Global Events Center in Thackerville, OK, Nov. 23 at Horseshoe Casino Robinsville in Robinsonville,
MS, Nov. 24 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS, Nov. 26 at the Walton Arts Center - Baum Walker Hall in Fayetteville, AR,
Nov. 27 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA, Dec. 10 at Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV,
Dec. 11 at Golden Nugget Hotel Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 12 at Pechanga Entertainment Center in Temecula, CA, Dec.
13 at Wells Fargo Center For the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA, Dec. 14 at John Van Duzer Theatre in Arcata, CA, Dec. 16 at Lancaster
Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, CA, Dec. 17 at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, Dec. 18 at Celebrity Theatre
in Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 30 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Dec. 31 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin,
TX, Feb. 22 at Horseshoe Casino Riverdome in Bossier City, LA, and Feb. 23 at the Majestic Theatre San Antonio in San Antonio,
In addition to being a country music singer-songwriter, Willie Nelson is also an author, poet,
actor, and activist. He currently resides in Maui, Hawaii, in an area where all the houses rely on solar power.
Willie Nelson has delighted audiences for decades with the hits "Always on My Mind," "Blue Eyes Crying
in the Rain" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys," to name several songs. Nelson first captured country
music fans' attention when he released his debut album in 1962, and has been blowing up the charts ever since.
The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), together with the critical and commercial success
of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), catapulted Nelson to becoming one of the most recognized artists in country
music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s
as a rebellion against the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored
several books, and has been an activist for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
Born during the Great
Depression, and raised by his grandparents, Nelson composed his first song at age seven and joined his first band at age 10.
When he was in high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Polka as their lead singer and guitarist. After he graduated
from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force, but was later discharged due to back problems. Nelson attended Baylor University
for two years but dropped out when he started having some success in the music business. Around this time, he worked as a
disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in honky tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he penned "Family
Bible" and recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1960, he secured a publishing contract with Pamper Music, which allowed
him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. It was during that time that he wrote songs that would become country classics,
including "Funny How Time Slips Away," "Hello Walls," "Pretty Paper," and "Crazy." Finally, he released his first album, And
Then I Wrote. Because of this success, Nelson signed in 1964 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year.
After a string of mid-chart hits in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Nelson retired in 1972 and relocated to Austin, Texas.
However, the rise of the popularity of hippie music in Austin ultimately inspired Nelson to return from retirement. He began
performing frequently at the Armadillo World Headquarters.
In 1973, after signing with Atlantic Records, Nelson shifted
his focus to outlaw country, a change that was reflected on albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975,
he switched to Columbia Records, where he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he
put out another outlaw country album, Wanted! The Outlaws, along with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. During
the mid-1980s, in the midst of creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like "On the Road Again,"
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before," and "Pancho & Lefty," he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with
fellow singers Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. Nelson had his first acting role in the 1979 film The
Electric Horseman. The role was followed by several other appearances in movies and on TV.
of Nelson's biggest hit albums have included Country Willie – His Own Songs (1965), Country Favorites-Willie Nelson
Style (1966), Make Way for Willie Nelson (1967), "The Party's Over" and Other Great Willie Nelson Songs (1967), Texas in My
Soul (1968), Good Times (1969), My Own Peculiar Way (1969), Red Headed Stranger (1975), The Sound in Your Mind (1976), The
Troublemaker (1976), and To Lefty from Willie (1977).