Willie Nelson Collection on Display at Daryl K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

by: By Calily Bien

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Six months after receiving the Willie Nelson Collection, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas has finally opened its permanent exhibit “Willie Nelson, Texas Icon.”

The exhibit is located at the north end (McCombs Red Zone) of the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. It will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 8 during the West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns game. The display will change regularly to explore different aspects Willie and his music.

The exhibit consists of major portions of Nelson’s collection of correspondence, manuscripts, records and awards donated to the university by the songwriter himself.

Through the years, Willie has been recognized around the city for his work and activism. In 2010, the City of Austin renamed Second Street to Willie Nelson Boulevard. A year after, the city placed a life-size statute at the entrance of Austin City Limits to honor him.

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