In case you were unable to attend Willie Nelson 90th birthday concert in Los Angeles last month, there is a limited theatrical run where you can witness all the unique performances dedicated to the 12-time Grammy winner.
On June 11, “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90″ will be screened in theaters. On June 13 and 14, it will be shown again. The concert video, which was captured at the Hollywood Bowl over two nights in April, will feature performances by numerous artists such as Nelson, Keith Richards, Neil Young, Miranda Lambert, Snoop Dogg, George Strait, and many more.
As a nonagenarian, Nelson—who was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year—is having a fantastic year. The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas awarded him an educational endowment in recognition of his achievements, and on October 31st, William Morrow will publish a new book on his songwriting titled “Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs.”
Throughout his seven-decade career, the Texas-born actor, activist, and singer wrote classics like “Crazy,” “Funny How Times Slips Away,” and “On the Road Again.” He also co-founded Farm Aid.
Nelson, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Nelson’s kids Micah and Lukas, Keith Richards, George Strait, and Chris Stapleton are among the performers. Stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, and Chelsea Handler headline the show.
The founders and executive producers, Mark Rothbaum and Keith Wortman, stated, “It is the sincere privilege of our lives to have produced these shows celebrating our beloved Willie, and to partner with CBS to bring this special to fans around the world.” “Now, more than ever, viewers will be able to sing, laugh, cry, and feel the thrill of this event.