Willie Nelson is an American musician who rose to fame in the 1970s for his contributions to the outlaw country music of that era. Though the popularity of his music has dwindled over the years, he retains a strong fan base, largely driven by his status as an American pop culture icon. Nelson has recorded dozens of albums, appeared in an increasing number of movies and won nearly 40 awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 1999 Grammy ceremony.

Nelson has earned the status of being a “road dog,” touring extensively and performing hundreds of concerts year after year. He is a regular fixture of the American festival circuit and draws consistent audiences to his performances.

Today’s tour recap includes special event announcements, full tour itineraries and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 17, 2008. At the top of the day’s news, we have a story about the economy’s effect on the nation’s multiple-day music festivals. Possibly worried that the price tag on attending... Read more
After closing out the year with a few performances in New York City, legendary jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be back on the road early in 2009 for a new round of dates along the East Coast. His next performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) Orchestra is... Read more
American icon Willie Nelson is gearing up for his last U.S. tour dates of 2008, but the singer-songwriter has already unveiled plans for his 2009 trek’s kick-off. Nelson begins the final tour leg on November 21 at ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro, AR, and wraps for the year on... Read more
Iconic singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has extended his time on the road…again. With more than 70 shows already completed this year, the country crooner recently added new dates onto his fall itinerary that will keep him on the U.S. tour circuit through early December. The trek continues with a pair... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Willie Nelson is on the road again. Well, actually, Nelson is rarely off the road. For 2008, he starts out on Jan. 6 in Dothan, AL and has 15 concerts booked through Feb. 15, winding down in Indio, CA. His last concert this... Read more
C3 Presents, organizers of the the Austin City Limits Music Festival as well as Lollapalooza, has announced the inaugural Big State Festival. The festival, to be held at the Texas World Speedway at Bryan College Station, will feature the likes of Tim McGraw,…more Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Trace Adkins... Read more