In the countless times I have seen Willie Nelson in concert, there is one thing you learn after you see him perform, this man loves to play live.  The 79 year old musical legend will play the 'Taste Of Country Music Festival' at the Hunter Mountain Resort, June 13th, kicking off the first and only 3-day country musical festival in the Northeast.

Willie Nelson is a entertainment legend in every sense of the word.  In addition to being one of the most respected singer and songwriter, Willie is a successful author, poet, actor, and activist.

Willie Nelson has appeared in over 30 films and TV shows with his first motion picture appearance in the 1979 film "The Electric Horseman," along side Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.  Other notable films include, "Honeysuckle Rose," "Thief," "Barbarosa,"  "Red Headed Stranger,"  "The Dukes Of Hazard."

Willie can thank his grandfather for his first guitar that he received when he was a mere 6 years old.  He wrote his first song when he was 7.  His commercial musical success began in the 1950's, later writing songs for other artists that would become country standards:  "Funny How Time Slips Away,"  "Hello Walls," and "Crazy."

Willie Nelson has recorded over 60 studio albums, receiving countless lifetime achievement awards and many honors, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and an induction to the National Agrucultural Hall of Fame, for his dedication to farmers and Farm Aid.

To really appreciate this entertainment icon is to see him live on stage.  Willie Nelson is a true American original.  And this Summer, we all have the opportunity to appreciate the man, myth and legend in person.

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