Willie Nelson & Family
Event on 2016-10-16 19:00:00
This event is all ages
Hats off to the ever-popular, always relevant Willie Nelson! Band of Brothers, released earlier this year, went #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200. It’s his first collection to feature predominantly newly penned songs in nearly 20 years.
If ever the words "living legend" were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson. The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman.” 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. The 81-year-old singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist reached nationwide fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American popular culture. Along with fellow traveler Waylon Jennings, Nelson was labeled the outlaw of the genre, but he was more visionary than rebel. He was celebrated for his work with buddies like Jennings (“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”), Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”). In the early ‘80s, Nelson’s interpretation of the Elvis Presley number “You Were Always On My Mind” went #1 on the country chart and Top Five on the pop chart.
Nelson's stardom soon translated to another medium with roles in feature films including The Electric Horseman, Honeysuckle Rose, Stagecoach and many others.
at Celebrity Theatre
440 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, United States