WIllie Nelson honored with Dale Franklin Leadership Award, Nashville (8/29/10)

Photo:  Kay Williams

Willie Nelson receives award from Brenda Lee.

On August 29, 2010, Willie Nelson was honored, along with Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson, with the Dale Franklin Award for their contributions to the music industry. Vince Gill hosted the event.    Brenda Lee presented Willie with his award, Jamey Johnson performed “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground.” Randy Travis sang “Funny How Time Slips Away,” and Lorrie Morgan sang “Crazy.

“I want to thank all of my friends, and all the people in this town, that made it possible for me to be standing here.  Hearing all these nice things said about me – I almost gave myself a standing ovation.   I held back, though.” — Willie Nelson

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