Published DateGILFORD — Meadowbrook is bringing two legends to one stage when Willie Nelson and the Charlie Daniels Band hit the Meadowbrook stage on Friday, June 14 for a spectacular night of outlaw country.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. and range from $31.25-$77. To order, call (603) 293-4700 or log on to www.Meadowbrook.net.
As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price, as well as releasing records that earned him a small cult following. He borrowed from a wide variety of styles, including traditional pop, Western swing, jazz, cowboy songs, honky tonk, rock & roll, folk, and the blues, creating a distinctive hybrid. Following the breakthrough success of The Red Headed Stranger, Outlaw Country became a sensation.
Willie continued to have hits throughout the 70's and '80s. He had major crossover success in 1982 with a cover of Elvis Presley's hit "Always on My Mind." After the release of Across the Borderline, Nelson continued to work steadily, releasing at least one album a year and touring constantly. In 1993, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, but by that time, he had already become a living legend. Nelson's most recent release, entitled Heroes, debuted in the summer of 2012.
From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 76, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.
Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He's been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He's also received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.