Today the music community celebrates the 80th birthday of the great Willie Nelson, born April 30th, 1933. The Country singer-songwriter, guitar player, actor, author, activist, marijuana advocate, and environmentalist released his first album And Then I Wrote in 1962, but really became a huge success with his 1973 album Shotgun Willie. I am going to see him perform for the first time this coming weekend, the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz Fest, and I am incredibly excited to see such a legend live. Also, if you haven’t heard it before, check out “Highwayman” (below), recorded by The Highwaymen, a Country supergroup comprised of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. Would’ve loved to have seen them.
Willie Nelson – “Always On My Mind”
Highwayman” – The Highwaymen