Known for such hits as “On the Road Again,” “Stardust,” “Always On My Mind” and many more, the outlaw entertainer Nelson can sing just about anything — and with just about anyone he pleases.
As he sees it, “The more songs you know, the more musicians you listen to, the more writers you hear, the better equipped you are to decide where you want to go next. That’s why I want to listen to everyone and everything and then decide which way I want to go. Then, of course, I might change my mind and go in an entirely different direction. But at least I have all these options.”
He began his career in Nashville in the 1960s and traveled the road to country stardom alongside friends Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing, improbably enough, with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”).
Willie Nelson performs Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $65 with premium seating available for $80. To reserve seats visit www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 325-7401.