American music icon, weed lover and our fellow Taurus Willie Nelson will be doing a live concert on QVC this week to hawk his new CD, the network said Tuesday.
Nelson, celebrating his 80th birthday, is releasing “To All The Girls…,” an album that features a collection of newly recorded duets between the long-haired country legend and contemporary pop-country women singers.
To mark the launch of the new release, the seven-time Grammy Award winner will be appear on QVC this Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.
During the “QVC Presents QSessions Live” show, Nelson is scheduled to play a selection of songs from the CD while offering viewers the opportunity to order the album, which has been bundled with a bonus disc just for QVC shoppers, two weeks before the CD drops.
“We are thrilled to have a legendary music icon like Willie Nelson at QVC,” Ken O’Brien, QVC vice president of merchandising, said in a canned statement. “Our viewers will get a first-row seat as he unveils some of his greatly anticipated new songs.”
“To All The Girls…” celebrates Nelson’s birthday year with a selection of classic songs from America’s country, pop and gospel repertoire. Featured musicians include Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris and more.
Nelson is a founder of Farm Aid, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture and to keep family farmers on their land, and is furthered through an annual fundraising festival concert event.
What QVC didn’t mention in its press release is that Nelson has been a vocal proponent of the legalization of pot.
Nelson isn’t the first country cross-over musician to grace the stage at QVC. Past influential artists have included Randy Travis, Sheryl Crow and Reba McEntire, among other notable musicians including The Beach Boys, Justin Bieber, Carly Simon and more.