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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Takes Over Coolray Field Sunday


Willie Nelson performs for nearly 10,000 fans at the Willie Nelson Country Throwdown on Sunday, June 12 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves, in Lawrenceville.
Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown 2011 featured 15 artists on three stages for an 8-hour sun-drenched day of good music and partying at Coolray Field. Some of the performers included Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice and Lukas Nelson. The tour, in its second year, is produced by Kevin Lyman, who also produces the annual Vans Warped Tour.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 20-photo online gallery. How did you like the  concert? What were your favorite artists?


(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert  Photography Galleries.)

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June 13th, 2011
6:53 am

Country – Double-Yuk!!


June 13th, 2011
7:02 am

Oh wish I had been there to see a legend like Willie Nelson

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June 13th, 2011
7:14 am

Much better than (C) rap!


June 13th, 2011
7:26 am

Willie…still rocks! Oh yea…congrats MAVS!

Hey, Lebron “between the ears” James…shoulda known by now


June 13th, 2011
8:32 am

I don’t even listen to country, and I LOVED IT!!


June 13th, 2011
8:36 am

Willie Nelson is a true American music icon and original


June 13th, 2011
9:36 am

Country music is not my favorite and I had not heard of the other groups. Love Willie Nelson.

The first thirty minutes of the 1 hour only set was not good Willie Nelson. The last 30 minutes were some of his good ballads. Wish he had played longer to get in some of his great classics.


June 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

I am a big Willie fan, and he was at his best last nite. Loved it!!