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      Willie Nelson concert postponed to April 2016

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      Country music legend Willie Nelson and Merele Haggard will now perform at the Florence Civic Center on April 6, 2016.

      Nelson's performance was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, but was postponed because of a medical issue.

      "We have just been informed that Willie Nelson has a medical issue and will be rescheduling the first half of his tour dates," said Nick Hooker, Senior Marketing Manager for SMG Florence Civic Center. "We know this is last-minute and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but our hearts and best wishes go to Willie Nelson and his family during this time of health concern. Get well soon Willie, we can't wait to see you in April alongside Merle Haggard."

      The Florence Civic Center asks fans to keep their current show tickets and plan to attend the performance in April since both Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have already committed to the new date.

      "To all our fans, we hope to see you in April for this incredible show, however we understand these unfortunate conditions may affect some attendees so refunds will be issued to those requiring one at their original point of purchase," a message from the Florence Civic Center Box Office Management.

      The Florence Civic Center is located at 3300 West Radio Drive Florence, SC 29501.

      You're asked to call the Civic Center at 843-679-9417 or visit the website for questions about this upcoming show.

      Willie Nelson is said to be one of the greatest artists of all time, a songwriter and performer whose legacy will endure for generations to come.

      He has worn many hats besides those of a musician; he co-founded Farm Aid in 1985 to give assistance to farmers facing financial woes; has written seven books; and has acted in such hit movies as Electric Horseman, Honeysuckle Rose and Blonde Ambition.

      In his long career, Willie has amassed prestigious honors including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors and National Agricultural Hall of Fame.

      Nelson has written a wealth of country music's greatest songs, played thousands of shows, and built a recording career that changed country music forever. As a unique song stylist, the bearded, braided-haired, bandanna-wearing non-conformist took a number of non-country standards and made them his own, including Elvis Presley's "You Were Always on My Mind" and Ray Charles' "Georgia on My Mind."