Willie Nelson Forced to Cancel Shows Due to Shoulder Injury
Sad news for Willie Nelson fans, and obviously, Willie Nelson, who has been forced to pull the plug on his scheduled Southern Ground Music & Food Festival appearance and three other shows due to a shoulder injury.
The 80-year old star’s publicist stated that Nelson was under strict orders to rest for a week, meaning he’ll miss shows in Carmel, Indiana; Charlotte, Michigan; Springfield, Illinois, and Saturday’s appearance at the festival hosted by Zac Brown in Nashville.
Don’t worry too much, though: Nelson is unlikely to be out of action for long, and is expected to whip his generous braids back and forth on the road again in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 15th, the same day he releases his new duets album, To All the Girls …
The album is set to feature Nelson performing duets with some of his favorite country girls, including Miranda Lambert, newly country Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and several others. Sucks to be you if you weren’t invited to that party. Also, how do I get an invite to that party?
The album is also set to be Nelson’s third with Legacy records, a division of Sony. Of the union, Nelson had this to say:
“I’m really happy to be back home with Sony Music. We have been partners for many years; all the way back to Pamper Music and Tree Music. We share a great history, and I’m looking forward to many more years together.”
With regard to the postponed dates: no need to worry if you were left holding a ticket. The individual dates already have, or are in the process of being, rescheduled.
According to a statement on Nelson’s official website, ticket-holders are urged to contact their respective venues for further information on rescheduled performances.
No word yet on how Nelson sustained the injury, or the degree of its severity.