Earlier this month, on the 5th of June, some special Nashville residents had the opportunity to listen to and watch a very special Willie Nelson concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The concert was split into two segments. The evening's first set featured the legendary musician backed by the Nashville Symphony, under the conduction of David Campbell. Also included was special renditions of "Funny How Times Slips Away," "Healing Hands of Time" and "Crazy."
The second half of the show featured Nelson and his stripped-down band delivering a raucous set of country classics including "Whiskey River," "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys," "On the Road Again" and "Night Life" that wouldn't have been out of place in a Texas honky tonk. Nelson also essayed sparse versions of ballads including "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground," one of the musical high points of the night.