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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Apr 21 Fri 7:00 PM Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves WhiteWater Amphitheater
New Braunfels, TX
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Apr 22 Sat 7:00 PM Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves WhiteWater Amphitheater
New Braunfels, TX
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Apr 23 Sun 8:00 PM Willie Nelson City Bank Auditorium
Lubbock, TX
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Apr 25 Tue 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Celebrity Theatre - AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Apr 26 Wed 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
San Diego, CA
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Apr 28 Fri 3:30 AM Stagecoach Music Festival - 3 Day Pass Empire Polo Field
Indio, CA
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Apr 28 Fri 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Harrah's Laughlin Rio Vista Outdoor Ampitheatre
Laughlin, NV
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Apr 30 Sun 6:30 PM Willie Nelson, Maren Morris & Steve Moakler Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA
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May 2 Tue 8:00 PM Willie Nelson The Fillmore - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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May 3 Wed 8:00 PM Willie Nelson The Fillmore - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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May 5 Fri 8:00 PM Willie Nelson The Fillmore - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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May 6 Sat 8:00 PM Willie Nelson The Fillmore - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 2 Fri 8:00 PM Willie Nelson Horseshoe Casino - Southern Indiana
Elizabeth, IN
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Jun 3 Sat 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Honeywell Center
Wabash, IN
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Jun 5 Mon 7:00 PM Willie Nelson Ford Center - IN
Evansville, IN
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Jun 7 Wed 6:00 PM Willie Nelson Pinewood Bowl Theater
Lincoln, NE
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Jun 9 Fri 7:00 PM Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels Band & Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers Treasure Island Event Center - MN
Welch, MN
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Jun 10 Sat 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Battery Park
Sioux City, IA
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Jun 12 Mon 7:00 PM Willie Nelson McGrath Amphitheatre
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Jun 16 Fri 7:30 PM Willie Nelson Ravinia Pavilion
Highland Park, IL
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Jun 17 Sat 6:30 PM Willie Nelson & Dwight Yoakam Starlight Theatre
Kansas City, MO
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Aug 19 Sat 8:00 PM Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves Greek Theatre - U.C. Berkeley
Berkeley, 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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