Willie Nelson Celebrity Lookalike Impersonator
He was invited to a Halloween party in 1985. Someone suggested that he add a little white to his beard and go as Willie Nelson. He did and WON the contest for best costume. He finally found his place and the rest is history. Now after 19 years of performing and a great deal of hard work, his gigs have taken him to the Virgin Islands, Sturgis, Billy Bob’s, The Nashville Palace, Opryland Hotel, Michigan State Penitentiary and more than 2,500 other interesting places. His dream was to not be too famous…and so far, his dream has come true.Performing in lounges, county fairs, country music shoes, casinos and advertising, his show has grown into a captivating 90-minute show that includes such favorites as: “Whiskey River,” “Good Hearted Woman,” Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” “Seven Spanish Angels,” “On the Road Again” and “Too All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.” At Farm Aid IV in Indianapolis, he was mobbed by autograph-hunting fans who felt “HE” was close enough – while the real Willie was performing on stage. This happens frequently when fans refuse to believe the two are not the same. Farm Aid V was in Dallas and brought him first prize in the Willie Look-Alike Contest. In 1989, he went to Fan Fair and was asked to man Nelson’s booth. While this was a real thrill for him, fair goers were really excited! You could see the amazement and disbelief on their faces upon learning that he was not Willie. In 1990, he branched out on his own in the IFCO booth and wound up on the front page of the Nashville Banner. Shortly after Fan Fair, People Magazine ran a photo of him in its two-page spread covering the country music get-together. Being the entertainer he is, he loves to please the crowds. Fans marvel at the resemblance to the “real thing” and enjoy favorite Nelson songs that are sung just for them. To keep things from getting too serious, he managesto maintain his perspective on what he does with the following parody sung to the tune of “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain:” When he talks about his future, he says, “There is nothing in life I would rather be doing than entertaining people with ‘Willie’ gigs.” Thanks to all his fans all over the country and their enthusiastic support over the years. It looks like he will continue to be a crowd pleases wherever he goes.