Willie Nelson (Photo: SiriusXM)

SIRIUSXM will celebrate WILLIE NELSON’s 87th birthday with two days of special programming on WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY (4/29-30) on its “WILLIE’s ROADHOUSE” channel.

The programing will feature a two-hour special, dubbed “WILLIE NELSON’s Double Down 87th Birthday Bash,” airing four times over the two days, including the full audio from his 2012 TOWN HALL appearance in NEW YORK CITY hosted by JOHNNY KNOXVILLE (co-host of a weekly show on SiriusXM’s OUTLAW COUNTRY channel). Also included in the special will be a 2017 performance from the LUCK REUNION festival, held at NELSON’s private Old West town outside of AUSTIN, and a live painting demonstration from NELSON’s son MICAH, recorded with a live audience of SIRIUSXM subscribers during the rollout for WILLIE’s memoir, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” The special will debut on APRIL 29th at 6p (ET).

Over the two days, listeners will also hear three new tracks from NELSON’s upcoming album, “First Rose Of Spring.” They include the title track (co-written by RANDY HOUSER), “Our Song” (written by CHRIS STAPLETON), and the exclusive world premiere of his new take on the classic “Yesterday When I Was Young,” a Country and Top 40 hit for ROY CLARK in 1969. The album is due out on FRIDAY, JULY 3rd. 

Fans will also hear recorded birthday messages from KENNY CHESNEY, TOBY KEITH, DAN RATHER, CHARLEY PRIDE, MARTY STUART and more.

In addition to being available to SIRIUSXM subscribers, the satcaster’s programming is available to stream free through FRIDAY, MAY 15th on the SIRIUSXM app and connected devices as part of SIRIUSXM’s recently-announced free streaming access period. For more information and to start listening, visit siriusxm.com/streamfree.

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