From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)
A Country Music Celebration: The 30th Anniversary of the Country Music Assocation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)
One of the most prolific and respected figures in American music, multiple Grammy winner Willie Nelson was a singer, songwriter and occasional actor whose five-decade career produced some of the most memorable country and pop songs of the postwar era, including "Crazy," "Funny How Time Slips Away," "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "On the Road Again. " He was also a founding member of the outlaw country scene of the 1970s, which rebelled against the slick orchestrations of Nashville productions in favor of grittier, biographical fare. Even among that eclectic group, Nelson stood out by virtue of his unique voice and phrasing, which incorporated elements of vocal jazz and pop standards into a blend of country, blues, swing and rock. By the 1980s, Nelson had risen from cult hero to national treasure, and emerged from a lengthy battle with the IRS with his legend firmly intact and his creative drive even stronger than before. A hero to celebrities, politicians, pro-marijuana activists and the common man alike, Nelson's colorful life was matched only by his extraordinary breadth of talent.