Check Out Photos of Willie Nelson and His New Statue

Apr 23, 2012

Austin got its long-awaited glimpse at the new Willie Nelson statue on Friday.

The April 20th unveiling of the statue was captured by photographer Jeff Heimsath for KUT News. On hand for the commemoration of the eight-foot tall, one-ton statue was the Red-Headed Stranger himself, who treated the audience to a song.

The statue sits on Willie Nelson Boulevard (aka Second Street) and Lavaca Street, behind Austin City Hall at the foot of the Austin City Limits Live Theater.