Willie Nelson's two-night concert run at Granada Theater in Dallas earlier this year went down in local history for those in attendance, no doubt. But more recently, it was solidified as part of the country legend's personal archive.
In late April, Nelson released a video for his new tune "Still Not Dead," which melodically dispels the ever present rumors that the Red Headed Stranger has kicked the bucket. (Spoiler alert: He's 84 years old and still rocking a young man's tour schedule.) The video weaves together footage of Nelson recording the song with other snippets of recorded home video, including one performance that looks strikingly familiar.
At around 55 seconds, viewers see Nelson part curtains, walk out onto stage and throw off his jacket as he greets the crowd. That's the Dallas audience, confirmed Elaine Shock, Nelson's publicist.
Need proof? Just look at the wall lights in this video still from YouTube.
Now look at the wall lights in this shot of the Granada Theater crowd during Willie's show.
Here they are a little closer.
Pretty cool, huh? As a music lover, reporter and former Granada Theater employee, I only recognized the venue by the lighting truss at 1:07 in the video. As a woman 5'2", the front row with that view is often my go-to spot.
If you want to relive the Granada show you see in the video, check out my review from January.