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Willie Nelson brings down the house Sunday night at the Tabernacle

 

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Willie Nelson performed for a sold out crowd Sunday night at the Tabernacle; local singer-songwriter Sonia Leigh was the opener. Willie Hugh Nelson was born on April 30, 1933 in Abbott, Texas. The iconic country music singer-songwrite is also an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

Photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check the photo online gallery. What did you think of the show? How did this show compare to previous Willie Nelson concerts?

Check out this photo gallery from last year’s Willie Nelson concert at Coolray Field:

Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown 2011

 

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(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta concert galleries.) Follow Me On Facebook/ Robb Cohen Photography.

6 comments Add your comment

mary

February 13th, 2012
8:59 am

Wonderful photos—I love Willie—he is just Willie—always!
Do you have photos of you and Whitney? I was crazy about her.
I only have to get a glance of a photo and know you are working. I love your photography.
When I see its you–I run for a fresh cup of coffee and sit a spell looking!
Go to Variety Playhouse on Valentines night and get Javier Colon! He was The Voice winner!
Stay warm and keep doing what you do best! YOUR PHOTOS CAN’t BE BEAT!!!
If not for you I would NEVER flip to AJC!! ms

OZZFEST

February 13th, 2012
11:47 am

WILLIE LIT THE PLACE UP!

HOPE HE MAKES IT ACROSS THE STATE BORDER.

Kevin

February 13th, 2012
1:55 pm

Tabernacle staff are rude. It’s 10:15. Show ended 30 seconds ago. Tabernacle is closing. Get out. [Repeat] No encore?!

Paige

February 13th, 2012
6:30 pm

Awesome show! And Sonia Leigh was FANTASTIC!! I heard today she’s playing at the Dixie Tavern in Marietta on 2/21 and I will absolutely be there after seeing her last night!

Tammy Mathison

February 13th, 2012
8:13 pm

I was there at the tabernacle seeing willie and sonia, and they both were awesome! !!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM BOTH! !!!!!!!!!!!

Derek

February 13th, 2012
10:32 pm

I saw him the night before in Hiawassee, and it was a great show at the North Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.