In a sneak preview clip, The Red Rocker boards country legend Willie Nelson’s tour bus and the pair chat about getting older and the ever-pressing question about when they’re going to retire.
Nelson tells Hagar, “You hear that every day… they say that all the time. Every time, I say, ‘Oh, this is the last one'.”
On April 29 Nelson turns 86 and he shows no sign of slowing down. He still plays live shows to packed venues around the country. His prolific career spans more than six decades and his distinct style blends elements of country, bluegrass, jazz, and outlaw country.
The Texas native singer-songwriter has released a slew of hits through the years. Some of his biggest include “On the Road Again,” “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Whiskey River,” “The Troublemaker,” and many more. His massive album discography includes a jaw-dropping 68 albums. His 69th album, Ride Me Back Home, is due out in June.
Among numerous career accolades, Nelson has won nine Grammy Awards out of 51 career Grammy nominations. He won his most recent Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his 2018 album My Way last year.
As a passionate philanthropist, Nelson launched the first Farm Aid concert in 1985, along with fellow co-founders Neil Young and John Mellencamp. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Over 30 years later, Nelson still leads the charge to raise funds and awareness to support the family farm system in America and help keep family farmers on the land.
Overall, Willie Nelson is a living legend among his musical peers. Hagar teases in the RRRT clip that it’s about time he could finally catch him to sit and talk to him on the show.
“Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” is an entertaining and informative original AXS TV series. Now in its fourth season, Hagar is hitting the road to chat with some of his musical peers and play some more smoking hot spontaneous jam sessions.
Tune into the “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” season four premiere on Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV.
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