To call Willie Nelson just a country music singer would do the fabled Texan a real disservice. Of course he’s a legend of the genre. But Nelson’s lasting appeal has always been about more than his ability to pen a fine country ballad. Rather it’s his diversity and independent spirit that help endear him to millions. He’s starred in movies and hosted his own TV show, advocated for the legalization of marijuana and championed the LGBTQ+ community, the use of biofuels, and America’s family farmers. Even his musical style makes him impossible to pigeonhole. Some call it outlaw country; like the man himself it’s multi-layered, drawing on the blues, jazz and folk as much as it does on country music traditions.
At Backstage Originals, we salute country’s true Renaissance man in the shape of Willie Nelson T-shirts featuring bold designs that capture his true spirit.