In 1980, Willie Nelson laid bare the essence of his life on radio airwaves around the world. “On the road again. Just can’t wait to get on the road again. The life I love is making music with my friends, And I can’t wait to get on the road again.” More than three decades after the release of his No. 1 Billboard country single, fans realize just how committed he was to the life of a traveling musician. Unfazed by all the detours country music has taken since his debut, Nelson still tours extensively, braids his silver locks, plays that beat-up guitar and ties it all together with his favorite red, white and blue guitar strap. Nelson has stayed the course. He and a few friends head for the Eufaula Cove Amphitheatre, Eufaula, on July 2. Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown features Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice and many others. For details go to

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