It’s so nice to be celebrating a musician for another orbit around the sun, especially when it’s someone so near and dear to us. Obviously Austin is quite taken with Willie, what with the murals, statues, and streets named after him. And what’s not to love about a smooth-voiced, weed smoking, rebel cowboy? To honor his 83rd birthday we put together a playlist of some of our favorite Willie songs.

His new album Summertime: Willie Sings Gershwin absolutely deserves to have a full listen. The whole thing is utterly joyful and charming and frankly Willie and Cyndi Lauper singing a duet of “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” is what you need to start your weekend.

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So shotgun a Lone Star and smoke ‘em if you got ‘em — it’s time to celebrate our favorite Red Head!

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