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: