UPDATE (2/14) — We’re so happy for Willie Nelson! A few days after the singer canceled several concerts due to a then-undisclosed illness, his publicist has confirmed that he will be performing as scheduled at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on February 16. The publicist added that the 83-year-old’s health issue was “just a cold.”
(2/9) Sad news for Willie Nelson. The country legend has canceled two shows in Sahuarita, AZ on Feb. 10 and Albuquerque, NM on Feb. 11 due to an “illness.” These cancellations come days after the 83-year-old called off three concerts in Bakersfield, CA, which were supposed to take place on Feb. 6, 7 and 8.
The other three nixed concerts were also canceled due to health reasons.
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Nevertheless, Nelson’s reps say the star is still expected to appear at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 16.
Meanwhile, organizers at the Desert Diamond Casino and Route 66 Casino are working with the entertainer’s team to reschedule the canceled gigs. At the time, no new dates have been selected, but refunds are available for fans at point of purchase.
This isn’t the first time the beloved performer has had to cancel shows due to illness. As recently as in 2015 and in 2016, Nelson has been forced to call off performances due to undisclosed health concerns. In the past, though, it hasn’t taken him too long to bounce back–and we hope that’s the case this time as well.
Nelson, who wrote his first song when he was only 7 years old, has had one of the most storied and colorful careers in the music industry. Not only has it spanned several decades, it’s also included countless hit songs, including the famous tune, “On the Road Again.”
Considering his accomplishments and many accolades, such as inclusion in the Country Music Hall of Fame, he has certainly cemented a legacy for himself. And he undoubtedly continues to do so each day.
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Get well soon, Willie! We’re rooting for you–and so are your family members, friends, and beloved fans.
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Country Music Stars Then And Now
They're beautiful today but country music legends like Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson were super cute kids. Click through to see your favorite country stars when they were wee things!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Wyonna Judd
Awww--she looks like a picture-perfect Gerber baby!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Fatih Hill
She was always beautiful!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Keith Urban
Even as a tot, the Aussie country rocker loved the shaggy look.
Country Music Stars Then And Now Kelly Clarkson
That smile had star-wattage even then!
Not much has changed!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Leann Rimes
Such a kissable face!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Blake Shelton
Baby Blake's grin has stayed pretty much the same!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Dolly Parton
Young Dolly seems trying hard to put on a happy face.
Country Music Stars Then And Now Shania Twain
Her life started off rough, but you can never tell by Shania's smiley-baby pic.
Country Music Stars Then And Now Trisha Yearwood
When she posted the pic of herself as little girl to Facebook, Trisha Yearwood called it her first diva photo!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Kenny Chesney
It doesn't look like Kenny ever had much hair!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Miranda Lambert
We love the hat!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Carrie Underwood
She had the performing chops from waaay back!
Country Music Stars Then And Now Tim Mcgraw
He's still got that slightly mischievous look!
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