The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “On The Road Again,” “Always On My Mind,” “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust,” and many more. 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. He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
- Willie Nelson & Family
- April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Paramount Theatre
- Tickets: $64-89
- Tickets go on sale March 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the Paramount Theatre ticket office, 319-366-8203 or paramounttheatrecr.com
- Artist’s website: www.willienelson.com
In many ways, however, the weighty distinction “living legend” does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new releases, two of which received Grammy nominations, and a career-spanning box set, released his debut novel and again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, all the while continuing to lobby against horse slaughter and produce his own blend of biodiesel fuel.
As ever, Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that were well worth the ride.
For a complete biography of legendary music icon Willie Nelson, visit www.willienelson.com.