Willie Nelson and Friends Enjoy Fourth of July Picnic

When asked how his Fourth of July celebration differed from others, Willie Nelson laughed and said, “Ours is a little wilder.” Nelson spent Monday (July 4) in Fort Worth, Texas, to host his 32nd annual Fourth of July Picnic. Some 20,000 fans gathered at the Fort Worth Stockyards for the outdoor concert featuring Bob Dylan, Ray Price, Los Lonely Boys, Johnny Bush, David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Jessi Colter, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ray Benson. “This is always a treat to get together with guys like Ray and Leon and David Allan and Billy Joe,” Nelson told CMT News. “We have a lot of fun just knowing that once a year we’re going to get together.” Nelson’s hosted his first Fourth of July Picnic in 1973 in Dripping Springs, Texas.