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Austin, Texas: Larger-Than-Life Willie Nelson

An eight-foot-tall bronze headband-wearing Willie Nelson was unveiled by Willie himself a few days before his 79th birthday in his hometown of Austin.

310 W. 2nd St., Austin, TX
Downtown. In front of the Moody Theater, on the northwest corner of Lavaca St. and W. 2nd St./Willie Nelson Blvd.
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Larger-Than-Life Willie Nelson

Cool statue of Willie Nelson and his guitar. Very lifelike. Go in the morning for the best light if you intend to take pictures.

[Dawn Mueller, 10/27/2013]

Larger-Than-Life Willie Nelson.

Larger-Than-Life Willie Nelson

Country music superstar Willie Nelson has lived in Austin since 1971. In 2012 he celebrated his 79th birthday a few days early in Austin by attending the dedication of an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of himself on April 20th, i.e. "Counterculture Day," the euphemism given to the day that pot smokers celebrate as their own. Willie unveiled the statue, by sculptor Clete Shields, at 4:20 p.m., then performed a song he'd written, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die." The statue shows Willie wearing his signature headband, braided hair, and sleeveless t-shirt, and stands just across the river from a Stevie Ray Vaughn statue on the south shore.

[ Team, 04/28/2012]

August 2017: Photo added.

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