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Willie Nelson at RodeoHouston 2017
With only a few pauses to thank the crowd, Nelson and his band kept the musical stories flowing from one song to the next almost as if he was reading us chapters in the book of his and all of our lives.  RodeoHouston courtesy photo
Willie Nelson at RodeoHouston 2017
Willie Nelson and his band performed in front of a large electronic image of the Texas flag. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Willie Nelson at RodeoHouston 2017
Whether this was Nelson's last Houston rodeo or just his latest, no one in NRG Stadium will likely forget this concert even when they, too, reach 83 years young.  Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Willie Nelson at RodeoHouston 2017
The classics kept coming with little introduction except the odd tributary nod to the song’s writer or co-writer. Photo courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo