He’s always on country music fans’ minds, and now they’ll have a chance to celebrate him. Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday Celebration concert special was announced tonight during Nelson’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The two-hour show will air Sunday, Dec. 17 on CBS at 8:30 PT/ET on CBS, with streaming live and on-demand via Paramount+.
The special was recorded live earlier this year across two nights before a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Bowl, celebrating Nelson’s milestone 90th birthday and the 12-time Grammy Award winner’s contributions to popular culture and music.
Performances include Nelson, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Nelson’s sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, Keith Richards, George Strait and Chris Stapleton. The special is hosted by stars Jennifer Garner, Chelsea Handler, Woody Harrelson, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren and Owen Wilson.
“It is the sincere privilege of our lives to have produced these shows celebrating our beloved Willie, and to partner with CBS to bring this special to fans around the world,” said Mark Rothbaum and Keith Wortman, creators and executive producers. “Viewers will now have the chance to sing, and laugh, and cry and experience the joy of this celebration like never before.”
The show is a production of Blackbird Presents.