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May 16, 2015 12:18 PM   Subscribe

"Four wives, seven children, 350 albums and his own line in marijuana: Willie Nelson has never done anything by halves. Lifelong fan Zoë Heller boards the tour bus." (Recently)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Willie Nelson is fully awesome.
posted by ostranenie at 1:10 PM on May 16, 2015 [11 favorites]

Nice article but the photo of him in profile holding his guitar is amazing.
posted by octothorpe at 2:11 PM on May 16, 2015

I saw Willie at Radio City last year. He was amazing. Alison Krauss and Union Station as an opener was a great bonus.
posted by jonmc at 3:11 PM on May 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm not a big country music fan, but I'm a big fan of certain country artists. Willie Nelson is one of them. I even saw him in concert once. I genuinely like the guy.
posted by Splunge at 3:13 PM on May 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Splunge, the deeper you dig, the more fun stuff you'll find, trust me.
posted by jonmc at 3:16 PM on May 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

Woo! Willaaaaay!!
posted by cmoj at 3:19 PM on May 16, 2015

I've seen him perform a couple of times in Amsterdam.

The first time, he stayed after the show to talk to everyone who wanted to talk to him; I loved him for how patiently he shook hands and admired the Dutch faux cowboy gear. I told him how much my late father had enjoyed his music and he was either genuinely moved or did such a good imitation it didn't matter.

The second time Snoop Dogg came out and sang some songs with him.

I love Willie Nelson. Thanks for this.
posted by frumiousb at 4:24 PM on May 16, 2015 [9 favorites]

The first track on the first album my old trio put out, back in '01, was entitled "Willie Nelson."
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:16 PM on May 16, 2015

Willie is a staple here in Texas. I have seen him multiple times at Floors Country Store in Helotes, which is an amazingly old school venue. It is the perfect setting for his music under the stars.
posted by Benway at 6:53 AM on May 17, 2015

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