Today is Willie Nelson's birthday. He is 88 years old.
Sheila O'Malley has more on him, but suffice here to say that he's one of the great geniuses of American art in the last century. I truly believe this. His songs and his music will endure.
A few selections:
Also, do check out one of my favorite pieces of music writing ever, this article on Willie Nelson and his guitar, Trigger.