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Check Out Photos of Willie Nelson and His New Statue

Photo by Jeff Heimsath for KUT News.
The bronze likeness of Nelson is presented to the public.

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.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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