What’s there to say about Willie Nelson that hasn’t already been said? The man is a bona fide icon, a troubadour for the ages, a superstar.
Heck, even his tour bus is the stuff of legend – but that’s all we’ll say about that.
And the bona fide icon comes to WinStar World Casino for a performance Friday night that includes special guest Jakob Dylan.
Long before Willie entered the Country Music Hall of Fame and began collecting Grammys as if they were hair braids, he already had penned a number of such Nashville standards as “Crazy,” “Pretty Paper,” “Hello Walls” and “Funny How Time Slips Away.”
Then came his breakthrough album, 1975’s “Red Headed Stranger,” propelling Willie Nelson into the rarified air of living legend.
With his inimitable vocals and a style that incorporates everything from Western swing to jazz and blues, Nelson has had a profound and lasting impact on the music of our lives. His hits -- including “Angel Flying too Close to the Ground,” “Whiskey River,” “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," “On the Road Again,” "Stardust" and “Always on My Mind,” to name a few – are timeless classics.
As is the man himself: A timeless classic.
Posted on Mon, November 7, 2011
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