Willie Nelson Announces Concert at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium
Willie Nelson has announced a concert at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium in 2017. The singer will play the venue on Jan. 7, which marks the first time he has performed at War Memorial Auditorium since Oct. 20, 1974.
Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family go on sale Dec. 21 at 10 A.M. at wmarocks.com or the Tennessee Performing Arts Box Office. The 83-year-old recently sat down with Great Big Stories and shared some important life advice with viewers.
“You can go right into the golden rule — treat people like the way you’d like to be treated,” he shares during an interview on his tour bus, spliced with animated footage of the red-haired singer being bullied as a child.
He says being true to yourself is all-important.
“I think you have to follow your feelings, do what your conscience tells you to do. If you feel like you can do anything, whether it’s this cause or that cause, I think you’re obligated to do it,” he notes. “I feel like we’re all responsible for each other. If you see somebody who needs help, you help them. If you see someone’s cow in a ditch you help them pull it out.”
Nelson previously postponed two concerts in November, citing an undisclosed illness. The singer is clearly on the mend with the announcement of his January concert in Nashville. The 83-year-old shows no sign of slowing down either, as he released a tribute album to Ray Price, For the Good Times, in September. He also appeared in the CMA 50th anniversary tribute Forever Country, which featured his song “On the Road Again.”
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