He's a country music icon, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he's headed here to Minnesota this summer.

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He's the legendary Willie Nelson. And he'll be playing live in Minnesota this summer, June 9th at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing.

According to a release, Willie Nelson and Family will be playing a special outdoor show at The Island, along with the Charlie Daniels Band and Bruce Hornsby. (Remember the song 'The Way It Is' from the 80's-- that's Bruce's!)

Tickets go on sale Friday morning, March 10th at Ticketmaster. (You can click HERE to order tickets and get more info.)

I once had the pleasure of having lunch with Willie during a radio conference in Minneapolis. He was playing at Country Jam in Eau Claire, WI that weekend, and flew into the Twin Cities on a Friday morning.

He seemed like a really cool guy. Turns out he loves to golf, too-- almost as much as he loves to light up the 'ol wacky weed.  (Which, by the way, he said, he's been doing for a LONG time. He said he remembered being a kid back in Texas, and attempting to smoke just about anything he could get his hands on-- leaves, twigs, etc.)

He was kidding-- I think. But he's still been an incredible force in country music for a long time now. You can get more on his Minnesota show at Treasure Island HERE.

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