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CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageWILLIE NELSON + ALISON KRAUSS
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION featuring JERRY DOUGLAS
Magic Hat StageAdam Ezra Group (5:30 PM)
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Doors Open: 5:30 PM
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|Reserved Seating (Covered Pavilion)-P1||$59.50||$9.25||$68.75|
|Reserved Seating (Covered Pavilion)-P2||$49.50||$8.25||$57.75|
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Iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with unforgettable songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. His six-decade-spanning catalog includes more than 60 studio albums in addition to live recordings, soundtracks, collaborations with other artists and more. A songwriter of rare and precise elegance, Willie brought the worlds of pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s penning evergreen classics like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price) and others. By the mid-1970s, Willie Nelson had become an indelible superstar in his own right, as prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene. The Red Headed Stranger, Willie’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist into the pantheon of archetypal popularity, making his name familiar in country and city households across America and around-the-world.
A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride.
Legacy Recordings launched a series of events celebrating Willie's 80th birthday with the release of Let's Face The Music And Dance, a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
The album also celebrates more than forty years on the road and in the studio with Family, the band he formed with his sister, Bobbie Nelson (on piano), drummer Paul English and harmonica shaman Mickey Raphael--their name taken from his 1971 studio album Willie Nelson & Family. Rounding out the Family line-up on Let's Face The Music And Dance are Billy English (Paul's brother) on electric gut string and snare drum, Kevin Smith on upright bass and Jim "Moose" Brown on B-3 organ with Willie's son, Micah Nelson, adding percussion on select tracks. Willie Nelson and his guitar, Trigger, appear on all the songs.
Compiling the repertoire for Let's Face The Music And Dance, Willie chose a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics drawn from the 1930s ("Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Walking My Baby Back Home"), 1940s ("You'll Never Know," "I Wish I Didn't Love You So," "Shame On You") and 1950s ("Matchbox") covering evergreen songwriters Irving Berlin, Mack Gordon, Carl Perkins, Frank Loesser, Django Reinhardt and Spade Cooley, among others. Willie turns in a beautiful new version of his composition "Is The Better Part Over," a song he introduced on 1989's A Horse Called Music.
In September 2013, Legacy Recordings will release To All The Girls..., a collection of newly recorded duets between Willie Nelson and a dream list of contemporary pop-country women singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Tina Rose, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Secret Sisters, Brandi Carlile, Lily Meola, Shelby Lynne, Melonie Cannon and Paula Nelson.
The artist's third full-length album of new music, To All The Girls... celebrates Willie's 80th birthday year with a selection of profoundly moving and heartfelt performances of classic songs from America's country, pop and gospel repertoire and more.
At 80 years young, Willie Nelson has recorded and released not one, but two complete albums of new studio music last year. Both To All The Girls... and Let's Face The Music And Dance are essential additions to the archetypal outlaw country artist's catalog of timeless recordings.
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
By age 14, she had landed a recording contract with Rounder Records, and by 16, she had released her first solo album, Too Late to Cry. Soon thereafter, Krauss joined the band Union Station, with whom she would release albums like Now That I've Found You, Lonely Runs Both Ways and Paper Airplace. At age 21, she became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Krauss has earned more than 25 Grammy Awards over her extensive career, including six awards for her collaboration with former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, Raising Sand (2007).
In 1995, Alison Krauss & Union Station released Now That I've Found You, which became the top-selling bluegrass album in recording history to date, achieving double-platinum status. Krauss's next solo project, 1999's Forget About It, was certified gold. Her 2004 album with Union Station, Lonely Runs Both Ways, won the 2006 Grammy Award for best country album.
Paper Airplane, Krauss's seventh album with Union Station—and her first studio project with the band since 2004's Lonely Runs Both Ways—was released in 2011. The effort quickly earned acclaim, including a Grammy win for best bluegrass album and a nomination (best country duo/group performance) for the single "I Just Come Here For The Music," featuring vocals by both Krauss and famed country singer-songwriter Don Williams.
In addition to her albums with Union Station, Krauss has worked on a variety of other projects over her decades-long career, including solo efforts and collaborations with other artists. She has worked with such high-profile artists as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Krauss also added producing and arranging to her repertoire early into her career, making her one of the most sought-after studio artists in the country music business. For her work as a producer for Nickel Creek, Krauss shared in their Grammy win for best contemporary folk album in 2002.
Additionally, Krauss has made recordings for several movie soundtracks. She sang several tracks for the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) soundtrack, including "l'll Fly Away" with Gillian Welch and "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby" with Welch and Emmylou Harris. Enormously popular, the soundtrack helped attract new listeners to bluegrass music and won the 2001 Grammy for album of the year. Two years later, Krauss provided the vocals for the Gaelic-flavored "You Will Be My Ain True Love" for the film Cold Mountain (2003). The song was written and composed by Sting and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Krauss picked up another Grammy (best pop collaboration with vocals) in 2008 for the song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)"—part of the singer-songwriter's collaborative effort with former Led Zeppelin featuring both Krauss's and Plant's vocals. The song also received a Country Music Association Award nomination for musical event of the year in 2008. (She won this award twice previously—in 2004 for "Whiskey Lullaby" with Brad Paisley, and in 1995 for "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" with Shenandoah.) By 2009, Raising Sand had garnered five more Grammys, including for album of the year, best contemporary folk/Americana album and record of the year ("Please Read the Letter").
Over her extensive musical career, Krauss has earned more than 25 Grammys.
We can’t forget the players—Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle—are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band. Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they’re an airtight unit devoted to the process of making music together. Indeed, their connection is so close and deep that they’ve come to think of each other as family.
Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American country music artist. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh.
While living in Austin in 2008, Kacey was discovered by independent record label, Triple Pop, for whom she recorded two songs "Apologize" and "See You Again", both of which are available on a digital EP online.
Musgraves joined Lady Antebellum on their Own the Night 2012 tour in the United Kingdom. She also signed with Mercury Records in 2012 and released her solo debut single "Merry Go 'Round". The song is included on her album Same Trailer Different Park, which was produced and co-written by Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and released on March 19, 2013. She also co-wrote Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "Mama's Broken Heart".
"Undermine", a song co-written by Musgraves and Trent Dabbs, was featured in the ABC television series Nashville on October 17, 2012. Musgraves was nominated for four awards at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Kacey's fourth studio album, Same Trailer Different Park, debuted at number 2, selling 42,000 copies. Musgraves was also nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, tying Taylor Swift and Lorde for the most nominations received by a woman that year. Those nominations included Best New Artist, Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park), and Best Country Song for both "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Merry Go 'Round".
Her musical influences range from Loretta Lynn and John Prine to bands like Cake and The Beach Boys. Kacey was honored to open for Willie Nelson in 2012 and wrapped opening for Lady Antebellum in Europe and Alison Krauss in the US. She featured as a special guest on Little Big Town’s The Tornado Tour, which launched January 31, 2013 and was also an opener on Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour spring/summer of 2013.