Willie Nelson & Family Returns to Las Vegas with Performance at Sunset Station July 21

June 20, 2012 by  

Willie Nelson

Following the release of his critically-acclaimed new album Heroes, country music legend Willie Nelson returns to Las Vegas with a performance at the Sunset Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21, beginning at 8 p.m (Photo credit: Danny Clinch)

With more than 65 studio albums, 10 live albums, 37 compilations and 40 million records sold worldwide, including the critically acclaimed classics Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, Willie Nelson is one of country music’s most recognized artists of all time. 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”).

Nelson’s latest release, 2012’s Heroes, contains classic country songs, as well as new songs by Nelson and his son Lukas. With several guest artists, including Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Sheryl Crow, among others, the album peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 18 on the Billboard 200. In addition to more than 50 years in the music industry, Nelson has co-authored several books and appeared in more than 30 films and television shows.

Tickets are $39, $55, $69, $79 and $99 plus tax and applicable fees and go on sale Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto, or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or

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