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Austin to unveil Willie Nelson monument - Entertainment News Today - San Francisco Luxury News

Country music legend Willie Nelson is expected to help unveil a 3-1/2 metre statue of himself in downtown Austin. The event is occurring on Friday, which happens to be a national day of protest for the legalisation of marijuana. The privately funded monument near the new Moody Theatre shows Nelson in a relaxed, standing pose and holding his guitar to the side, as if in conversation. Philadelphia sculptor Clete Shields said the leaning pose and heroic scale are intended to show Nelson’s openness and whimsical side while honouring his tremendous influence on music and the city. “We wanted to get a timeless Willie, an ageless Willie,” Shields said. Nelson is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician who has sold more than 40 million copies of 105 albums in a career built on not conforming to country music norms. Nelson fused country music with jazz and rock in the early 1970s t...

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