The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles was the place to be this weekend as music fans came together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the legendary Willie Nelson.
If you’re a fan of country music, you’re probably kicking yourself right now for not being at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend. The legendary Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th birthday with a two-night concert extravaganza that featured an absolutely incredible lineup of musicians.
George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Miranda Lambert, Billy Strings, Charley Crockett, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers… just reading that list gives us chills.
And the performances? Let’s just say, if you missed out, you missed out big time. On night one, fellow Texan and country legend George Strait joined Willie on stage for a special performance of “Pancho & Lefty” and the original duet “Sing One With Willie.” It was a moment that gave fans of both artists goosebumps.
But it wasn’t just country stars who took the stage. Neil Young, known for his work in the rock and folk realms, joined Willie for a rendition of “Are There Any More Real Cowboys?” And Snoop Dogg, a rapper with a well-known affinity for cannabis (just like Willie), performed “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” alongside the man of the hour.
Emcee Owen Wilson summed up the spirit of the event perfectly when he said, “All of the sudden, it didn’t matter if you were a hillbilly or a hippie, everyone was a Willie Nelson fan.”
As the night drew to a close, Willie thanked everyone for coming out to celebrate with him. And if you weren’t there, you can bet you missed something truly special. But hey, at least we can all look forward to Willie’s 100th birthday bash! Check out Willie Nelson 90 photos for 90 years.
90 photos for 90 years pic.twitter.com/FXfZ4p7iFx
— Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) April 29, 2023
— Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (@lukasnelson) April 29, 2023
I’m on my way to LA to sing with – and for – my favorite duet partner ever and one of the greatest artists/people of all time. I love you @WillieNelson and happy birthday! 🎉
…and yes, my babies were raised on Willie Nelson! pic.twitter.com/40yvPdkcvS
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) April 29, 2023