Willie Nelson isn’t someone known for wearing formal attire. The country and western legend mostly appear dressed as an “average person” in blue jeans and a t-shirt, in public as well as on stage. But he donned a more somber look for a special reason.
Nelson ventured to Washington, D.C. to receive the Gershwin Prize. The full name of the award is the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and Willie Nelson added the 2015 version of the award to his many accolades.
Sadly, Nelson’s publicized troubles with the Internal Revenue Service years ago and delivered nothing but troubling and embarrassing press. Thankfully, his fans moved past those events and news reports don’t wallow in tales of his tax troubles.