Willie Nelson ready to get back on tour

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist.[1] The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust(1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound.

The Country music icon canceled tour in early August due to health concerns.

But here is the good news. BRIARCLIFF, Texas – Country music legend Willie Nelson will be back on tour in September following the cancellation of several shows in August.

“A lot of shows in a row and I’d been stuck on that bus,” Nelson told KSAT’s Paul Venema. “I couldn’t get off that bus so I felt like I was in jail and I wasn’t feeling good so I said ‘I think I’ll go home.’”

Nelson turned 86 in April. Always quick with a smile, he laughs when anyone suggests that he slow down.

“When they turn 86, they can tell me anything they want to,” he said. “But until they get there, they just ought to cool it.”

He said that his long-term plans are simple.

“Keep singin’, keep writin’,” he said. “That’s what keeps me goin’.”