Willie Nelson is ready to party.
The country music legend is turning 90 on April 28, and, to properly celebrate his milestone birthday, he’s headlining a two-day concert in Los Angeles. “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90,” will take place April 29 and 30 at the Hollywood Bowl, and feature performances by Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, The Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg and many more artists.
And before the star-studded event, Nelson is pre-gaming by releasing a new studio album—he’ll drop I Don’t Know A Thing About Love on March 3—and the iconic singer-songwriter also teamed up with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart for a new BIC EZ Reach lighter campaign that gives a fiery wink to Nelson and Snoop’s shared love for marijuana.
Having a jam-packed schedule at 89 is fitting for the “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” singer who’s given a lot of thought to the legacy he’ll leave.
Source link Willie Nelson, one of the most iconic and beloved artists in country music, celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday April 30th. Born in the small town of Abbott, Texas in 1933, Nelson started writing songs and joined his first band at the age of 10. The country singer experienced his first major success when his song “Crazy” became a hit for Patsy Cline in 1962. He has since released more than 60 studio albums and scored number one singles on the country music charts nine times.
In honor of his 90th birthday, Nelson held a star-studded celebration on Sunday May 1 in Austin, Texas which included performances from some of his famous friends such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, producer Don Was, and blues legend Buddy Guy.
The celebration also included some of Nelson’s family, including his children and grandchildren, as well as a group of special guests such as governors and ambassadors. In a recent interview, Nelson described his special day, saying, “It’s unbelievable to think that I’m 90, but I’m looking forward to every one of them.”
Reflecting on his life and career, Nelson said, “I wouldn’t change a thing. God willing, there are a lot of good things to come and a lot of magic still to do. That’s what life is there for – to live it, to use it.”
The country music icon hasn’t lost his signature charm in his later years, still performing and captivating audiences around the world. The Grammy Award-winning artist is also a prolific songwriter who has written hundreds of songs and collaborated with many renowned musicians.
Willie Nelson’s exuberant life, career and unrivaled music catalogue have secured his place in country music history. Here’s to 90 more years of wonderful music from the great Willie Nelson.