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Willie Nelson sold out, ready for RodeoHouston this weekend

Country music legend Willie Nelson is still on track to perform at Saturday's RodeoHouston show.

Willie Nelson performs during day 3 of the Coachella Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 29, 2007 in Indio, California.

HOUSTON -- Country music legend Willie Nelson is still on track to perform at Saturday's RodeoHouston show.

There have been concerns about his health as of late after he canceled several shows earlier this year. According to the Houston Chronicle, there were some recent rumors that he would be replaced for RodeoHouston, but his rep tells the media that everything is all good.

If you are hoping to go to the show at NRG you may be out of luck, as expected, it's sold out.

Willie first re-took to the stage at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo after he was forced to cancel several shows in January and February because of illness.

The 83-year-old singer told KSAT-TV in San Antonio that performing is good medicine.

“The more we play, the better we feel,” he said. “It’s all healthy, I think, to go out and play shows. The people enjoy ‘em and we enjoy ‘em, so where’s the negative, you know?”

Nelson said he was in the studio earlier this week to record a tribute album to lifelong friend Merle Haggard, who died last year.

The country icon won a Grammy this year for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album for his tribute to the Gershwin brothers.

He plans to release his next album “God’s Problem Child” on April 28th, the day before his 84th birthday. Friday, he released the single “A Woman’s Love” from that album.