I cannot say enough cool words about Blackbird Presents, because they have arranged so many outstanding shows in Country Music, like this one. I did not get to physically see this event, I cannot be omnipresent…sadly.
Mr. Willie Nelson made my TOP 50 OF 2020 TWICE.Last year was one of the best years for Legends and artists from the 80s and 90s new music. We still have a bunch of Country Music Legends around, and they are actively releasing new music. This man is no exception to that statement of the year in a nutshell.
This man has appeared in so much media via television or other artist’s albums…probably more than anybody in music history ( I’m NOT 100 percent saying that ). He has received every possible award imaginable, and recorded more albums that even his most devoted janissaries know about…heck there are actual GROUPS that exchange albums of his that are out of print and rare.
On this tribute show, many artists got together under one roof to celebrate the life and times of Mr. Willie Nelson, and his vast contributions to the genre. They shared stories about touring with Willie, or being around him on stages all over the WORLD.
Willie Nelson American Outlaw honored living legend Willie Nelson and featured some of his greatest hits performed by today’s biggest superstars. Own the CD/DVD from this once-in-a-lifetime concert event which took place Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.
The star-studded event features performances by Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Bobby Bare, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, George Strait, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Norah Jones and The Little Willies, Ray Benson, Rodney Crowell, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, and Vince Gill. Includes 24 tracks on 2 CDs, plus 27 performances on the DVD.
As of right now to my knowledge it is not available on vinyl yet, however for all of us whom still enjoy CD’s (like me), this is a must have in your collection. The single fact that we still have Mr. Willie with us now, after the debacle that was 2020 commenced.I’m about to publish a “Stars we lost in 2020” article, and sadly it contains a plethora of names we all have enjoyed through the years.
This past July, he released his 70th studio album…you read that correctly..70. He has appeared on more albums than anybody in the history of Country Music, and in my opinion he recorded the greatest album in Country Music history..Red Headed Stranger from 1975.
Performance highlights include “Willie Got Me Stoned” (Performed by Jack Johnson) and Nelson classics such as “Whiskey River (Performed by Chris Stapleton), “Me and Paul” (Performed by Eric Church), “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” (Performed by Vince Gill), along with duets “The Harder They Come” (with Jimmy Buffett), “Crazy” (with Dave Matthews) “You Were Always On My Mind” (with Chris Stapleton and Derek Trucks), “After The Fire Is Gone” (with Sheryl Crow), and an All-Star performance of “On The Road Again.” In addition to these star-studded performances, music history was made when Nelson and George Strait performed together for the very first time on “Sing One With Willie” and “Good Hearted Woman.”