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In true Willie Nelson fashion, his birthdays are always filled with good music and a star-studded lineup — especially during the 10-year milestones.

On his 60th birthday in 1993, Willie pulled in a handful of his all-star buddies and filmed a live concert taping called The Big Six-0.

Willie’s 70th birthday was also a wing-ding.

Teaming up with Shania Twain to sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” The 70-year-old “Willie and Friends Live and Kicking” bash aired live in 2003 on USA. Perched on a stool and clad in a blue baker-boy cap and Willie T-shirt, Shania led the first verse, while Willie chimed in with beautiful harmony.

Penned by Fred Rose, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” stems all the way back to the 1940s and was a popular song recorded by some of the biggest icons like Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Roy Acuff. The song helped give rise to Willie’s career and became a No. 1 hit on Willie’s “Red Headed Stranger” album.

Then on his 80th birthday, his bash – with stars included – was held at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville and became a double taping for an episode of “CMT Crossroads.”

We can’t wait to see how he celebrates his 90th.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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