Willie Nelson doesn't mind the attention at CMAs
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - As stars began the walk down the carpet and fans screamed a few hundred yards away, Willie Nelson took a quiet moment on his bus before joining the celebration at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs).
Set to participate in a tribute with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum and receive a lifetime achievement award, Nelson admitted Thursday afternoon he was looking forward to the evening as he sat at his miniature kitchen table.
"It's about me," Nelson joked. "Duh."
The 79-year-old singer walked the carpet later with his wife, Annie. One of the most beloved figures in not just country music, but American popular culture, Nelson was stopped several times for hugs.