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FIRST NIGHT! WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY || ACL LIVE
December 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
With Kacey Musgraves and special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real!
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. WILLIE NELSON has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
Heroes, released in May 2012, was Nelson’s first album for Legacy Recordings and showcased new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’s best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time.
In 2013, Willie’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble. October’s To All The Girls… features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and Shelby Lynne.
In 2015, Willie released a critically-acclaimed album of duets with Merle Haggard entitled Django & Jimmie.
Austin’s hometown musician returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year in style with three nights featuring special guests KACEY MUSGRAVES and LUKAS NELSON & THE PROMISE OF THE REAL. New Year’s Eve, hosted by Andy Langer, will also feature appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year!
Doors: 6:00 PM · Show: 7:30 PM