Brief History | Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 1973 – 2018

A Brief History of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Year by Year | 1973 – 2018. Since 1973 Willie Nelson has graced country music fans with his (sorta) annual 4th of July Picnic.  Since ’73, Willie Nelson is to host his 45th annual 4th of July Picnic.  There were a few times when the music festival looked like it would not survive to see its 45th birthday.  For instance, in 1980, at the Perdenales Country Club, Willie Nelson had announced that this was going to be his last festival.  And for the next couple of years, he held his word until the return of the Picnic in 1983-84.

Watch as Willie Nelson Talks to Howard Stern

The country music legend, Willie Nelson, sits down with one of the greatest interviewers around, Howard Stern. In their hour long interview, Stern talks with Nelson about his upbringings, how he writes music. The topic on children and Nelson’s favorite past time other than family and music, smoking pot! So sit back and enjoy this video!