Willie Nelson Gets a Visit From Some ‘Super Troopers’
Willie Nelson got a visit earlier this week from some police officers, but it's not for the reason you may suspect. The cast of 2001 film Super Troopers surprised Nelson at his show on Sept. 12 in Boston, dressed completely in costume, and for the most part were all smiles with the country legend.
"We got a report of a 420 in Boston tonight, so we went to check it out, and ended up joining our pal Willie Nelson at his show. Keepin' a careful eye on this one," the actors write on the Broken Lizard Instagram page alongside a photo of them together.
The cast had the opportunity to join Nelson onstage for a rowdy rendition of "It’s All Going to Pot," appropriately. Super Troopers 2 is currently in production after a successful crowdfunding campaign which raised $4.4 million.
While he is in the midst of a tour, this week the country music icon will also release a new album in tribute to his late friend Ray Price. Nelson's For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price will be available on Sept. 16.
According to a press release, the album “celebrates the wide-reaching impact and influence of Ray Price on American pop and country music.” Nelson teamed up with producer Fred Foster and conductor/arranger Bergen White for the record. For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price also features Vince Gill and his western swing band the Time Jumpers on several of the songs, while the Nashville String Machine provides strings for the orchestral tracks.
“Ray was as a close a friend as you could have,” Nelson says in a behind-the-scenes video via Rolling Stone Country. "We traveled together, lived together, played music together, partied together ... and had a lot of good times."
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