I've been a Willie Nelson fan for longer than we need to discuss. I prefer the brand of "Outlaw Country" that he, Kris Kristofferson, and the departed Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash are famous for, to "Modern" or "Hot" country music.

He's no stranger to South Louisiana, having performed at numerous venues over the decades. My first memory of seeing him perform live was a Lundi-Gras concert at the Superdome. A couple years later, friends & I were treated to an off-key rendition of "Good Night Irene" when then Governor, Edwin Edwards joined him onstage at the Centroplex.  Willie's also well acquainted with law enforcement in the Bayou State.

We shouldn't be surprised  he chose 4/20 to unveil a statue of himself, and perform his  song, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"

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