He has a guitar named after Roy Rogers' horse. He broke the Nashville Sound barrier. He has received pretty much every major award that can be bestowed on a musician. He is an activist, philanthropist and has braids for days. His name is Willie Nelson and he's one of the biggest names in country music—hell, in any genre of American music. Ever.
The father of Outlaw Country will live up to his moniker Tuesday, July 26 when he takes the stage at the Idaho Botanical Garden as part of the Outlaw Field Concert Series.
Nelson, who reportedly smoked pot on the White House roof during the Carter administration, will play songs that have been stuck in America's collective head for more than 40 years.
In an iconic twofer, he'll be joined by none other than Don McLean, the man best known for that other perennial radio staple, "American Pie."
Let's be honest, we'd get "On the Road Again" and drive our Chevy much farther than the levee to see these living legends.