Willie Nelson is a country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist, who started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at nine. As a young man, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in honky tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he wrote "Family Bible" and recorded the song "Lumberjack" in 1956. In 1960, he joined Ray Price's band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away," "Hello Walls,' "Pretty Paper," and "Crazy." In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote.
In 1973, Nelson turned to outlaw country, including albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975, he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he confirmed his move to outlaw country with the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, which he recorded with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. During the mid-1980s, while creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like "On the Road Again," "To All the Girls I've Loved Before," and "Pancho & Lefty," he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with fellow singers, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. During the 1990s and 2000s, Nelson continued touring extensively, and released albums every year. Nelson made his first movie appearance in the 1979 film, The Electric Horseman, followed by other appearances in movies and on television.
All tickets are reserved seating. Ticket prices start at $55. Guests can purchase tickets by calling the Northern Quest box office at 509- 481-6700 (toll-free 1-877-777-5252) or by contacting TicketsWest at 1-800-325-7328 or www.ticketswest.com. This show is all ages, 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Or call Northern Quest box office: 509-481-6700
or TicketsWest: 1-800-325-SEAT
Outdoor Concert Venue at Northern Quest
Gates open at 6:00pm.
EventList powered by schlu.net