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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. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine.
With the release of his new album, “Ride Me Back Home”, Willie Nelson has confirmed a batch of early-2020 tour dates as he continues his road warrior ways into next year. The album is Nelson’s 13th with producer and co-writer Buddy Cannon. In his liner notes, Mikal Gilmore calls the album a continuation of a trilogy that began in 2017 with God’s Problem Child and was followed in 2018 with Last Man Standing. “Ride Me Back Home, though, brings a different component of mortality into view: empathy,” Gilmore writes. There are surprise covers (Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are”) and sneaky political commentary (Nelson lets it slip that he recorded Mac Davis’ “Hard to Be Humble” about a certain President.) Nelson also revives an old forgotten cut, “Stay Away From Lonely Places,” which he first wrote for his 1972 album The Words Don’t Fit the Picture. Cannon was the one who convinced Nelson to revisit it: “I’m the biggest Willie Nelson fan there is, and I thought I knew every song that he ever did. But I had never heard that song. It sounded totally new to me. He’s a born troubadour. It’s the greatness: That early genius that was him and his songs is still there.”
We’re overjoyed to welcome country music legend, Willie Nelson to Key West on February 17th and look forward to what is sure to be a matchless evening of live music. With plenty of food vendors, bars, take home items from local artisans and a one in a million view of the Gulf of Mexico – Key West Amphitheater has everything you need for a memorable concert experience in Key West.
Tickets + Info:
Willie Nelson at Key West Amphitheater
February 17th, 2019
Doors: 5:30PM // Show: 7:00PM
35 E Quay Rd. Key West, FL 33040
Tickets: keywestconcertseries.com, thekeywestamp.com
Visit: Key West Theater’s box office at 512 Eaton Street Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6PM