One of AMT’s favorite country music icons is having a birthday soon — Willie Nelson will turn 80 years old on Tuesday, April 30.
Rolling Stone Music reported that Willie spent an evening in Nashville recently with a star-studded cast of duet partners who paid tribute to the outlaw country musician at an intimate birthday soiree. The celebration doubled as a taping for a late June CMT Crossroads episode. [Photos courtesy David McClister]
This living legend is the creative genius behind historic recordings like “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Stardust.” 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, and recorded the classic country hits “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time),” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys,” “On the Road Again,” and “Always on My Mind.”
Willie Nelson will return to the AMT stage on Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. Seats are still available to see and hear this country music legend. Call our box office at 800-648-4102 or click here for tickets.
Happy 80th Birthday, Willie — Looking forward to seeing you in June!