Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Willie Nelson in concert. Sponsored by Republic Bank. With a career spanning over six decades and over 200 albums, this iconic performer has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed credentials as an author, actor, and activist. Some memorable performances are likely to include “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” “On the Road Again,” “Always on My Mind, and “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”
In recent years, he has delivered more than 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In 2015, Nelson added “It’s A Long Story: My Life” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list; and a new studio album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart. In November 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music. He is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. And 2016 began with the release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart, as well as earned him a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. In September, came For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, an album of newly recorded interpretations of 12 Ray Price songs. While a month later, Nelson released Pretty Paper, his new novel inspired his classic holiday song of the same title about a legless man who sold wrapping paper in front of a Ft. Worth, TX department store. In April 2017, Nelson released God’s Problem Child, his latest studio album with 13 new songs. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart and #10 on the Billboard 200.
Since 2013, Special Guest, Brandy Clark has received an impressive six career GRAMMY nominations and has written songs for Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, and Kacey Musgraves. In 2015, Brandy independently released her own debut album 12 Stories, which embraced by music lovers and critics alike and was subsequently nominated for two GRAMMYs including Best New Artist and Best Country Album. 2016 brought the release of her sophomore album Big Day In A Small Town, which also garnered two GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Love Can Go To Hell”) and once again topped critics’ “Best of ” lists including NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard.
Tickets are $59, $79, and $120. All tickets are available online at OwensboroTickets.com, at the Owensboro Convention Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 270-297-9932. Additional processing fees apply to all ticket sales.
Limited VIP Parking will be available for $5 (Cash Only) in the Convention Center parking lot. Available for purchase on site day of event only.