Willie Nelson performs at Luck Reunion on March 16, 2017 in Spicewood, Texas.

Downtown Phoenix To Host Two Willie Nelson Performances In May

A legend of the music industry, Willie Nelson will be performing two shows in two nights in the Valley.

Willie Nelson & Family will take the stage at Celebrity Theatre in downtown Phoenix on May 20 and 21.

In 2015, Nelson published “It’s A Long Story: My Life” an autobiography that ended up on the Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers list. He also released Django and Jimmie, the studio album with Merle Haggard that debuted as No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and No. 7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.

Later that year, Nelson became the first country artist to be awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress.

For Nelson, 2016 began with Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, a new 11 song album that topped that charts at No. 1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart. The album also earned him a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

One year later, he released God’s Problem Child, a new 13-song album that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country album chart and No. 10 on the Billboard 200.

His most recent album, My Way, was released in September 2018. The newly recorded songs have a sound that was made famous by Nelson’s close friend and fellow music icon Frank Sinatra. The album won the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album.

Tickets will be available for purchase celebritytheatre.com, beginning on Feb. 22.