Friday, January 7, 2011

Ten Musicians Who Don't Act Their Age

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Last weekend, Chuck Berry gave fans in Chicago a scare: A New Year's Day concert ended prematurely after the 84-year-old fell ill. This gig aside, however, Berry remains a workhorse: Without fail, he plays monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, and he told Rolling Stone last year that he's working on new music. Berry's not the only aging musician still plugging away at touring or recording, however. The following ten people transcend their ages -- and continue to be relevant, resonant artists who make rich contributions to music.

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2009 - TODD OWYOUNG
  • Todd Owyoung
  • Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2009

Willie Nelson Age: 77 Nobody -- nobody -- will ever be as cool as country legend Willie Nelson. The musician still tours constantly -- and even a November 2010 bust for pot possession didn't slow him down. In response, he cheekily formed something called the TeaPot Party.

Loretta Lynn Age: 78 The country star amassed a new generation of fans after the release 2004's Van Lear Rose, which was produced by White Stripes/Dead Weather front man Jack White. She appeared on last year's tribute album in her honor, Loretta Lynn: A Tribute to a Coal Miner's Daughter, and still tours.

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