Happy birthday to Willie Nelson, Abbott’s favorite son, who turns 79 today. 

Playing “I Never Cared For You” on the Ernest Tubb Show.

Playing “Whiskey River” from the landmark Austin City Limits pilot in 1974.

Playing “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” with Waylon Jennings at Farm Aid II, July 4, 1986.

Playing with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2008.