He announced on The Late show that his Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl concert film is coming to the small screen (it already played in select movie theaters), when it airs on CBS Network on Sunday, December 17th (8:30-10:30 PM, ET/PT). It will be streaming live on Paramount+ that evening, too.
It will also be available on December 15th as a 2CD+Blu-Ray deluxe edition, a complete digital edition and as a 2xLP highlights.
In addition, Willie Nelson Greatest Hits, a freshly compiled career-spanning collection will be released on November 3rd.
The Hollywood Bowl performances took place on April 29th & 30th at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and featured incredible performances of the red headed stranger’s vast catalog by Willie himself, in addition to Billy Strings, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson (Particle Kid), Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Snoop Dogg, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers and many, many more.
It was star-studded, to say the least, and even though I already watched all the performances on Youtube and saw the movie in theaters, I will certainly be tuning in for this once again. I can’t get over how good it was.
Mark Rothbaum and Keith Wortman, creators and executive producers of the film, say they’re thrilled to bring the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime concert to fans all over the world:
“It is the sincere privilege of our lives to have produced these shows celebrating our beloved Willie, and to partner with CBS to bring this special to fans around the world.
Viewers will now have the chance to sing, laugh and cry, and experience the joy of this celebration like never before.”
How lucky are we to still have a living legend around like Willie? He’s a national treasure…
And it doesn’t stop there… the man himself also has a greatest hits album out today ahead of his rock & roll Hall of Fame induction tonight, which includes timeless hits like “Always On My Mind,” “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” and many, many more.