Concerts give music lovers the chance to gather together to hear their favorite artist and share one giant, meaty party sub. Share a moment with this GrouponLive to see Willie Nelson at the Alabama Theatre. For $60, you get two tickets for reserved balcony seating on Saturday, December 1, at 8 p.m. (up to a $120.80 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Willie Nelson might as well drop the word “again” from his signature hit “On the Road Again.” At the age of 79, the country icon rarely takes a break from touring and making music with his friends. In support of his latest album, Heroes, his highest charting record in more than 30 years, Nelson and his “family” of literal and musical kin rouse the Alabama Theatre with a sweet hootenanny of country classics.
Before he was an American treasure, Nelson made his name as a songwriter, crafting country standards such as “Hello Walls” for Faron Young and “Crazy” for Patsy Cline. Then, as the early ‘70s brought about a revolution in country music, he released his classic outlaw album, Shotgun Willie, and his major breakthrough, Red Headed Stranger. Since then, generations have swayed to “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” as Nelson became a friend to everyone within earshot. His talent and affability led to countless hit collaborations, from the chilling “Pancho and Lefty” with Merle Haggard to duets with Julio Iglesias and Ray Charles, and a solo moment in “We Are the World.” The latest album even contains a jaunty ode to Nelson’s best-known pastime entitled “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” recorded with country legend Snoop Dogg.
Willie Nelson concerts have a magical way of unifying broad spectrums of audiences. When immersed in Nelson’s inimitable voice, lived-in grin, and songbook of crossover classics, a wild fan base of cowboys, hippies, bikers, and sheriffs somehow shed their differences and sing along. With his family band, which often includes big sister Bobbie on piano and longtime pal Paul “The Devil” English on drums, Nelson enchants with songs that fans know by heart and also courts ears with a handful of new gems. Despite having played thousands of times throughout the decades, Willie Nelson has never played a song the same way twice. As he finger picks at Trigger, his eternally trusty six-string, his puzzling menagerie of techniques turns every solo into a jazz painting of Django Reinhardt and Bob Wills waltzing across Texas.