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Nelson celebrates 90th in style

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th birthday in style with a two-day concert, Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie's 90th Birthday at the Hollywood Bowl featuring many guests, including Keith Richards, George Strait, Neil Young and Billy Strings.

Nelson was joined by Allison Russell, Beck, Bob Weir, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Daniel Lanois, Dave Matthews, Dwight Yoakam, Edie Brickell, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Bridges, Lily Meola, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Shooter Jennings, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Stills, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes, Waylon Payne and Ziggy Marley.

Some of the weekend's highlights included welcoming Kris Kristofferson back to the stage; Stephen Stills reuniting onstage with Young to perform "Long May You Run;" Chris Stapleton's rendition of "Always On My Mind;" Willie and Snoop Dogg's "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die;" Jamey Johnson, Lukas and Micah Nelson, Shooter Jennings and Roseanne Cash performing "The Highwaymen;" and Willie and Richards' duet for "We Had It All" and "Live Forever."

The celebration also featured special tributes and presentations by comedians Chelsea Handler and Gabriel Iglesias, as well as actors Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. The house band was led each night by GRAMMY Award-winning Music Director Don Was, and also featured Audley Freed, Benmont Tench, Gabe Witcher, Greg Leisz, Mickey Raphael, Terence Higgins, Tom Bukovac, Alfreda McCrary, Ann McCrary and Regina McCrary.


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