Willie Nelson

Hey, Austin. Where's Willie Nelson's statue, huh? Oh, it's coming in early 2012? Fine, this performance at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth will have to tide you over, lest you forget where country music got its big, bronze balls. Between landmark 1978 LP Stardust to last year's cover-heavy Country Music, Nelson has evaded the law, maintained his allegiance to country while exploring jazz and pop, and recorded a 2004 live album at Billy Bob's — which is why you should him see in the revered honky-tonk before he's preserved in metal and written into sainthood.


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