Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Willie Nelson: Back in Austin’s Backyard

The Texas icon teams up with his Family band, Ray Benson, Leon Russell and others to celebrate the Hill Country venue’s anniversary



AUSTIN, Texas -- Legendary outlaw-country pioneer Willie Nelson was invited to headline The Backyard to mark the 20th anniversary of the venerable Austin Hill Country live music destination on Sunday. The languid, bucolic concert venue shares a long history with Nelson, who chose to host a recent benefit show for the disaster-stricken town of West, Texas, at the location. Nelson helped open the venue in 1993. Like a true outlaw, Nelson brings a formidable posse along with him to perform. Guests Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel), Folk Uke, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer... Continue reading at MSN Music