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Toasting Texas

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The Red-Headed Stranger

Photograph By Sandy Carson

Austin icon Willie Nelson plays to his fans during the unveiling of his statue on a street also named after him: Willie Nelson Blvd. One of the originators of "outlaw country," Nelson's gifted voice, distinctive strumming and sharp sense of humor have kept him a favorite of all kinds of music lovers for generations, but there's just something about playing for your hometown crowd.