Willie Nelson

At this year’s Farm Aid concert, country icon Willie Nelson debuted a new song that could serve as his last will and testament: “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” Although toking on ol’ Willie might not qualify as medicinal purposes, the sentiment reaffirms his place as one of the genre’s great agitators—something he has been underscoring lately by identifying himself as part of the Occupy Movement’s 99 percent. He might be one of country music’s greatest champions, having celebrated the genre’s standards on last year’s Country Music, but more than that, he remains one of country’s greatest rebels.
Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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