Willie Nelson Tickets for Sale

In a business built on changes in cultural fashion, Willie Nelson seems very much the same as he was when he rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s -- still the same sinewy, off-the-beat, jazz-inflected voice, the same benign countenance and the same hippie/thrift-shop costuming.

As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away") as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following.

Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American guitarist and country singer, originally from Abbott, Texas. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, though he had already become famous as a 1960s songwriter.

Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, were raised by their grandparents after their father died and their mother ran away. Willie played the guitar, while Bobbie played the piano. She met Bud Fletcher, a fiddler, and both siblings joined his band while Willie was in high school.
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Oct 4 Wed 6:30 PM Willie Nelson Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
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Oct 6 Fri 9:00 PM Willie Nelson John T. Floore Country Store
Helotes, TX
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Oct 7 Sat 9:00 PM Willie Nelson John T. Floore Country Store
Helotes, TX
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Oct 11 Wed 7:00 PM Willie Nelson Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Oct 13 Fri 9:00 PM Willie Nelson Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center
Cherokee, NC
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Oct 14 Sat 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
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Oct 15 Sun 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Dr. Phillips Center - Walt Disney Theater
Orlando, FL
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Oct 17 Tue 8:00 PM Willie Nelson & Family Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Sarasota, FL
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Oct 18 Wed 7:00 PM Willie Nelson Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Lady Lake, FL
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Oct 20 Fri 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Martin Luther King Jr. Arena
Savannah, GA
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Oct 21 Sat 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Chattanooga, TN
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Nov 10 Fri 10:30 PM Willie Nelson & Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Billy Bobs
Fort Worth, TX
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Nov 11 Sat 10:30 PM Willie Nelson & Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Billy Bobs
Fort Worth, TX
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Nov 13 Mon 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston, TX
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Nov 14 Tue 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Smart Financial Centre
Sugar Land, TX
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Nov 16 Thu 8:00 PM Willie Nelson & Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors TempleLive
Fort Smith, AR
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Nov 17 Fri 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Horseshoe Casino's Bluesville
Robinsonville, MS
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Nov 18 Sat 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Riverdome At Horseshoe Casino
Bossier City, LA
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Nov 22 Wed 8:00 PM Willie Nelson & Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors The Jones Assembly
Oklahoma City, OK
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Nov 25 Sat 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Winstar Casino
Thackerville, OK
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Jan 3 Wed 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Celebrity Theatre - AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Jan 8 Mon 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Mccallum Theatre
Palm Desert, CA
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After graduation, Nelson joined the Air Force, but left due to back problems. Eventually, he became a DJ at a country radio station in Fort Worth, Texas, while singing locally in honky tonk bars. In 1956, Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington to begin a musical career by recording "Lumberjack" by Leon Payne. The single sold respectably but did not establish a career. Nelson continued to DJ and sing in clubs, and sold a song called "Family Bible" for fifty dollars; the song was a hit for Claude Gray in 1960, has been covered widely, and is often considered a gospel music classic.

Nelson moved to Nashville, Tennessee but was unable to land a record label contract. He did, however, receive a publishing contract at Pamper Music. After Ray Price recorded Nelson's "Night Life" (reputedly the most covered country song of all time), Nelson joined Price's touring band as a bassist. While playing with Ray Price & the Cherokee Cowboys, many of Nelson's songs became hits. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Billy Walker), "Hello Walls" (Faron Young), "Pretty Paper" (Roy Orbison) and, most famously, "Crazy" (Patsy Cline) became popular songs in the 1960s. Nelson signed with Liberty Records in 1961 and released several singles, including the hits "Willingly" (with his wife, Shirley Collie) and "Touch Me". He was unable to keep his momentum going, though, and Nelson's career ground to a halt. Demo recordings from his years as a songwriter for Pamper Music were later discovered and released as Crazy: The Demo Sessions (2003). His personal life during this period was also colorful, to say the least. His alcoholism, failed day jobs, and penchant for carrying guns got him in trouble with the law and his wife a number of times.
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