Willie Nelson to Honor Townes Van Zandt

Willie Nelson will headline a tribute to late, great Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on March 8. Nelson will be joined by his regular band and special guests Eric Andersen, Jonell Mosser and saxophonist Bill Evans. Nelson’s duet recording with Merle Haggard of Van Zandt’s “Pancho & Lefty” became both a No. 1 hit and the title song of his 1983 chart-topping album. The concert will benefit the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School.