Willie Nelson, the legendary outlaw country icon, made a surprise cameo at the 2023 ACM Awards, held at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. And let us tell you, as die-hard devoted Willie Nelson fans, it was an absolute thrill to see him being honored at the prestigious event.
This year was particularly special for Willie, as he celebrated his remarkable 90th birthday. To mark this incredible milestone, he held a two-day concert in Los Angeles, treating his fans to an unforgettable musical experience.
But the surprises didn’t end there. Willie also received the well-deserved recognition of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on his very first nomination. It’s about time they acknowledged his immense contributions to the world of music!
Although Willie couldn’t be physically present at the ACM Awards, technology came to the rescue. He FaceTimed a call with the incredible co-hosts of the show, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, live-streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
During their delightful conversation, Willie expressed his gratitude to Dolly for the beautiful flowers she sent him for his birthday. And being the playful soul that he is, he jokingly questioned Garth about his delayed birthday gift, leading to a lighthearted moment filled with laughter.
True to his authentic and down-to-earth nature, Willie couldn’t resist cracking a classic joke about his signature companion – his beloved marijuana. With a twinkle in his eye, he humorously remarked, “I love all kinds of flowers, and plants, too.”
Dolly, quick-witted as ever, playfully responded, “Been there, smelled that.” Oh, the camaraderie between these country music legends is simply priceless!
As fans, we can’t help but eagerly anticipate what the future holds for Willie Nelson. And with Garth Brooks set to participate in Billboard’s first-ever Billboard Country Live event in Nashville, where he will engage in an intimate Q&A session, our excitement is at an all-time high.
We can’t wait to hear more about Willie’s remarkable journey and the impact he has had on the country music landscape.
The 2023 ACM Awards showcased the best of country music, but it was the surprise cameo of Willie Nelson that truly stole the show.
Watch Willie’s surprise appearance at the ACM Awards below.