and only Willie Nelson is set to perform at Texas Station at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
For ticket information, call (702) 631-1000.
body of work is astonishing. He has recorded
200 albums that run the gamut from traditional country to jazz, gospel,
movie soundtracks, Latin and even pop standards. Patsy Cline turned his Crazy
into a classic. He recorded his first single in 1957, and, in the early 1960s,
penned Hello Walls and Funny (How Time Slips Away) for other
artists; industry executives wouldn’t let him record his own songs. Soon,
Nelson returned to Texas and became the “godfather of outlaw music” with his
long hair and headbands. During this time, he recorded Whiskey River, On
the Road Again and Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.
Nelson has spent the rest of his career setting Nashville on its ear with his
blues-flavored vocals and his early 1970s merger of traditional country
audiences with longhaired “hippie” fans.