Willie Nelson has just announced that he will play Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium on January 7. The show will be Nelson’s first time at the venue since October 20, 1974. It’s safe to say things have definitely changed in and around Nashville since then.
Ticket sales for the show will begin December 21 at 10AM on the War Memorial website and at the Tennessee Performing Arts box office. The show announcement comes at an important time in Nelson’s career. In November, Willie postponed two shows due to an undisclosed illness. As one might imagine, the postponements were cause for concern amongst Nelson’s fans.
Luckily, the Nashville show announcement points in the direction of Willie having made a full recovery. At 83, its hard to gauge how long Willie may stick around, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving any time soon. Featured in the CMA 50th Anniversary tribute Forever Country with his song “On the Road Again,” Willie also released a tribute album to his good friend Ray Price back in September.
So, if you’re lucky enough to be in the Nashville area come January 7, get a ticket! Have you ever heard of anyone not having a great time while Willie strummed and hummed with ‘ole Trigger? Plus, who knows how many more shows Willie plans on playing in 2017.