Willie Nelson just finished two 90th Birthday concerts in Los Angeles.
The concerts featured an insane amount of talent. On hand were Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, The Chicks, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Beck, Tom Jones, George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and a host of others, including two of my personal favorites, Orville Peck and Dwight Yoakum(don't judge).
The event was allegedly a party in the back and concert up front, as you'd expect any concert with both Willie and Snoop Dog at it (the two also performed "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die"). The show even featured celebrity hosts like Owen Wilson and Jennifer Garner (Johnny Knoxville is also on stage for some reason in the video below).
So what does all of this mean to you? Willie actually had a couple of "Lubbock Connections" on the first night of his birthday concert. I just happen to thank it's pretty cool that the Hub City was represented at least twice over during the show(s)
First off, the night featured a performance by The (Dixie) Chicks doing "Bloody Mary Morning". The Chicks may not be fully appreciated in Natalie Maines's hometown, but I personally am impressed that they took time out from sold-out shows to perform for Willie's Birthday
The big moment was Willie finished the humongous concert, with a song by our own Mac Davis. Willie officially covered the song in 2019. It was, of course, Mac's 1980 hit, "It's Hard To Be Humble". Mac often gets left out of the conversation about Lubbock music, standing a bit in the shadows between Buddy Holly and The Chicks, but let's not forget that Mac was a master songwriter who also wrote songs for a little ol fella by the name of "Elvis" and sold about four million records under his own name. Willie was also nice enough to shout out to Mac in the video: