Willie Nelson Stardust
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In April 1978, Willie Nelson took a left turn by following a string of successful albums with a cover album of songs made famous by decidedly non-country musicians like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. Stardust was a legendary departure from the traditional outlaw country Willie, and America's pop troubadour put his one-of-a-kind touch on pop standards, finding common ground between outlaw country and mellow. It was the right move.
Stardust was met with high sales and near-universal positive reviews. It peaked at number 1 in Billboard's Top Country Albums. In 1979, Nelson won a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the song "Georgia on My Mind". Stardust was on the Billboard's Country Album charts for ten years—from its release until 1988. In 1984, when it was certified triple platinum, Nelson was the highest-grossing concert act in the United States. By 1988, the album was certified quintuple platinum, and it was later inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame class of 2015.
On May 14, 1989, Willie, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers gave an outdoor concert at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX to celebrate the 20th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon. At this concert, Willie not only performed "Stardust" but explained why it was a special song to him:
Artist Matt Ryan Tobin was not only inspired by the music on Stardust, but Willie's own interpretation of the titular track. We were all so moved by Willie's words that we transcribed it and printed it on the back of the print!
Holographic sticker on back of print for authenticity
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