Country music legend Willie Nelson is headed to Fayetteville.
Nelson, who is one of the most recognized American singer-songwriter icons, will bring his Willie Nelson & Family tour to town for a 7 p.m. performance on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Walton Arts Center.
He rose to prominence in the late 1960s and spearheaded the “outlaw country” subgenre that developed as a reaction to a mostly conservative Nashville sound.
Ten years later, the critical acclaim of his 1973 album Shotgun Willie, combined with the success of his chart-topping albums Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, had made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.
Through his six-decade-long career, Nelson has written more than 2,500 songs and has released nearly 300 albums. He’s won multiple awards, including countless Grammys, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards. Nelson is recognized worldwide as a true American troubadour and icon who continues to transcend musical genres and remains relevant through his music, poetry, acting and social activism.
Tickets, which go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, can be purchased at waltonartscenter.org or by calling 479-443-5600. Prices range from $49-79.