Have a Willie Nice 4th of July
Willie Nelson's first-ever Fourth of July Picnic was in Dripping Springs in 1973, since then the picnic has moved around Texas. This year, however, Willie Nelson is taking his 4th of July Picnic back to Austin, Texas. The headliners include Sturgill Simpson, the Head and the Heart and Margo Price. Several of Nelson's friends who were a part of the picnic from its birth is coming back as well, Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, and Billy Joe Shaver. Willie is even bringing the family! Expect to see Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Nelson's granddaughter's band, Raelyn Nelson Band.
Many people are left hoping that the 84-year-old singer-songwriter will make it to his own picnic party since he fell ill with the flu and was forced to reschedule his January and February appearances earlier this year. The flu didn't keep him down for very long, let's hope he stays healthy as can be because this is one Picnic we need to be a part of!