Seven-time GRAMMY Award winning country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson brings his Willie Nelson & Family 2014 tour to the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:30pm. This is a rescheduled concert from September 25th, 2013 and August 23rd, 2014.
Born April 30th, 1933, the iconic Texas singer/songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with unforgettable songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. His six-decade-spanning catalog includes more than 60 studio albums in addition to live recordings, soundtracks, collaborations with other artists and more. A songwriter of rare and precise elegance, Willie brought the worlds of pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s penning evergreen classics like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price) and others. By the mid-1970s, Willie Nelson had become an indelible superstar in his own right, as prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene. The Red Headed Stranger, Nelson’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist into the pantheon of archetypal popularity, making his name familiar in country and city households across America and around-the-world.
Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Nelson plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride. [from Willie Nelson biography]
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Monday, September 15th, 2014
The Center Presents
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
The Center for the Performing Arts
355 City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032