Willie Nelson Will Headline Campaign Event for Beto O'Rourke

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A group of Willie Nelson fans are upset that he'll be headlining a rally for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is facing off against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in November. You're not going to advertise on my FB page either.

Nelson shared with his fans Wednesday that he counts himself among O'Rourke's supporters in a press release. Apart from Nelson, featured performers encompass Leon Bridges, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and Joe Ely.The rally will be initiating to the general public. That's what happened during the encore of the July Fourth Picnic, when O'Rourke joined in on acoustic guitar for the finale of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "I'll Fly Away".

Some were quick to throw their support behind Nelson, who said O'Rourke "embodies what is special about Texas". Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) ― Sen. His tweet backfired, as many people said they would gladly take his ticket and support Nelson's views.

Some Willie Nelson fans weren't shy about their plans to give up on the legendary country singer because of his own political beliefs.

Amid the criticism he has received for agreeing to headline O'Rourke's rally, Nelson issued a statement explaining why he chose to back the Texas Democrat.

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"Goodbye Willie", one person wrote on Facebook. "I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election".

"Good bye, Willie ... you are not on the right side ... take a look around you and do the right thing ..."

"I have always known that Willie was a Democrat", another said.

"It's my honor to be here tonight, to be able to work with so many of you", he said just before the fireworks, "to be with legends like Ray [Wylie Hubbard] and Willie, who ensure that in times of disappointment and darkness that we meet that with power and joy and rock-and-roll music". "You would pick a socialist agenda and an Anti American fellow like BETO, shame on you".

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