Willie Nelson & Friends will take the stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.
With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with songs like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price).
By the mid-1970s Nelson had become a superstar in his own right as a prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene, beginning with “The Red Headed Stranger,” Nelson’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975.
Nelson’s most recent release, “Remember Me, Vol. 1,” is a selection of 14 of Nelson’s favorite Billboard country and folk songs, recorded with his long-time friend and producer James Stroud. Artists and songwriters reflected in Nelson’s versions of their songs include Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney, Porter Wagoner and Ray Price.
Tickets range from $48 to $83 online at www.ccanh.com or at the box office at 225-1111.