Download: Willie Nelson

WILLIE NELSON: “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground”

Willie Nelson has become such an American icon that people tend to forget his sublime artistry. A distinctive singer with a jazz vocalist’s sense of timing, he’s also one of country music all-time great guitarists and songwriters (he’s penned “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” and “Funny How Time Slips Away,” among others.) This clip finds Nelson at a concert in ‘92 performing another original, “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” in which he expresses bitterness better than perhaps any pop scribe around.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.