Willie Nelson – I'll Love You Until The Day I Die (Live in Concert) Virginia Beach
Country music icon Willie Nelson performing his song “I’ll Love You Until The Day I Die” live in concert at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Sunday September 11, 2022
Posting this today on April 29, 2023 in honor of it being @WillieNelson’s 90th birthday! Below is a headline and article published by the news channel USA Today regarding the massive party that is being thrown for the classic country music legend and one of the pioneers of what we know today as “Outlaw Country”
Willie Nelson 90th birthday two-day concert with Chris Stapleton to Snoop Dogg is ‘historic music event’
Willie Nelson’s Los Angeles 90th birthday celebration is destined for the concert history books.
“Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90,” the already power-packed two-night event at the Hollywood Bowl on April 29 (Nelson’s actual birthday) and April 30, has blown up to epic proportions with late-breaking additions.
“This is one of those weekends that people are going to be talking about forever,” musician Lyle Lovett told USA TODAY from the red carpet backstage at the Hollywood Bowl before the concert began Saturday. “I got the word, and I said, just tell me where. I was honored. I flew up from Austin on Southwest and everybody was going to the concert. It was a party.”
The concert program has expanded.
“It’s just getting bigger and bigger by the moment,” says concert executive producer Keith Wortman. “And if anyone deserves this, it’s ole Willie boy.”
Nelson and his team have been eyeing this concert date since the music legend’s 85th birthday and eventually landed on the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl.
“We thought that this iconic venue would be really cool,” says Wortman, who spoke to USA TODAY Thursday after watching Nelson rehearse a segment onstage with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
“These two old friends playing tunes together, that’s what makes Willie the happiest,” says Wortman. “That’s how he’s doing his birthday, with all of his friends and family coming up to play together.”
Who is playing at Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday concert?
The list is staggering, with eclectic acts from Snoop Dogg to Shooter Jennings set to hit the stage to honor Nelson, who is in the seventh-decade of his iconic music career.
“We put a thoughtful list together of all of Willie’s close friends and family of musicians that he’s either recorded with or toured with,” says Wortman. “And that just happens to be a very large list.”
That includes Beck, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Daniel Lanois, Dave Matthews, Dwight Yoakam, Edie Brickell, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Jack Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Bridges, Lily Meola, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Stephen Stills, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers and Ziggy Marley.
Chris Stapleton rehearses for Willie Nelson’s birthday concert.
What other celebrities will honor Willie Nelson?
Due to the Hollywood location, stars such as Chelsea Handler, Ethan Hawke, Gabriel Iglesias, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson will serve as presenters.
The birthday celebrant will perform throughout on both nights and expect many duets, trios and multi-artist jams.
“And we have a few more surprises up our sleeves that we’ll keep up our sleeves until they happen at the concert,” says Wortman.
It’s already the hottest ticket in town (single tickets start at $458 on Stubhub) and the concert event promises to be talked-about for many Willie Nelson birthdays to come.
“This is truly shaping up to be a historic music event,” says Wortman. “I’m not sure if we’re going to be wheeling out a cake on the stage, but there’s going to be cake somewhere.”
Willie Nelson just does not slow down.
The living legend himself released a new studio album titled “A Beautiful Time” just last year in 2022 right before he celebrated his 89th birthday.
In 2021, he put out The Willie Nelson Family album, which made it his 96th studio album in total. With this new one on the way in a few short months, he’s gettin’ pretty close to 100 over the course of his iconic career.
It’s almost unbelievable that one person could single-handedly put out that much great music in a lifetime, but he’s proven time and again that age really is just a number.
Shit, I’ll take 97 more from Shotgun Willie if he’s up for it.
He released the lead single from the record just in time for Valentine’s Day, a sweet ballad called “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die,” which was written by two fantastic songwriters in Rodney Crowell and Chris Stapleton
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