Nelson Shows Up to Greet His Impersonators

The last guy who showed up onstage for the Willie Nelson look-alike contest bore a particularly strong resemblance to the country music legend. In fact, it was Nelson who surprised the finalists Tuesday night (Dec. 30) at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Owensboro, Ky. Some 13 impersonators attempted to look and sound like Nelson during an event billed as a “Willie-oke” contest. After the winner was announced, Nelson walked onstage with his famous Martin guitar to play one of the songs that hadn’t been performed earlier in the evening — “On the Road Again.” Nelson has business ties to the Texas Roadhouse chain and has made appearances at its restaurants throughout the nation.