RNR News and Notes Archives for 2023-04

Billy Strings Shares Collaborative Single with Willie Nelson On Legend's 90th Birthday

Country music legend Willie Nelson just turned 90 and is showing no signs of slowing down.  He celebrated his birthday with two star-studded concerts in Los Angeles and will hit the road yet again this summer with his Outlaw Music Festival.  


One of the musicians appearing at Willie's bday is bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings who just released a new collaborative single with the legenge titled “California Sober.”



Posting on social media, Strings expressed his gratitude for getting to record with Nelson and shared a heartfelt tribute to the country music icon:


“I’m so honored to have made this song with Willie Nelson. We’re gearing up to celebrate this living legend’s 90th birthday this weekend in L.A. and he’s still out here kicking ass. What an absolute treasure and inspiration to us all. I can’t really find the right words to describe how much this means to me.  Like most of us, I grew up exposed to Willie’s music, a little boy hearing my dad sing ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain’ at the request of grandpa Bill sitting there with a cold beer in one hand and one of his lil’ pinner joints in the other with a big smile through the whiskers on his red face. I wish grandpa was still alive. We’d be kicking up a fuss!!”