Monday, July 18, 2011



WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 8 PM
WHERE: bergenPAC, 30 N. Van Brunt Street, Englewood
TICKETS: $125, $99, $99, $69, $59
For General Tickets log on to or call the box office at 201.227.1030 or for Gala Purchases, call 201.816.8160 ext. 16. For the best seats, purchase your tickets early.

Willie Nelson is a sacred name in the country music industry, and he’s been wowing audiences for three generations with smash singles like “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Always On My Mind,” “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and the historic recordings “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.”

As a Nashville artist in the ‘60s, Nelson himself penned more than a few tunes that have arguably become American classics themselves, including “Crazy,” “Night Life” and the sublime “Funny How Time Slips Away.” But that was just the prologue for the iconoclastic singer-songwriter, who would redraw the borders of country music in the ‘70s after moving back to Texas and settling in the musical melting pot of Austin. Along with fellow traveler Waylon Jennings, Nelson was labeled the outlaw of the genre, but he was more visionary than rebel, especially with the way he attracted rock fans to take a closer look at country. He was celebrated for his work with buddies like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing, improbably enough, with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”). Along with Marsalis, recent cohorts have included Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and reggae icon Ziggy Marley.

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