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Willie Nelson is the ultimate outlaw. Hell, with as much bad luck as this man’s had it’s pretty much the only way to go. Back in 1975, as his big country/pop hit, “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” hit the charts, he suffered through the dismal failure of his pig farm and watched his house burn to the ground. (In a heroic swoop he rushed into the flames, saving only his guitar, fondly named Trigger, and a pound of fine Colombian ganja.) Then in the ’80s, during the celebrated success of “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” (a duet with Julio “Make the Ladies Cream in Their Panties” Iglesias), the IRS tracked him down, and it was Taco Bell to the rescue. Today, four wives down the road, Nelson lives high on the hog. He boasts a personal golf course in his native Texas, where he invites young hipsters like the Reverend Horton Heat to tee off and toke on the green. If you’d care to bolster his retirement fund, go see Willie, he’s on the road again (sorry). With Jimmie Dale Gilmore at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1624 Trap Rd., Vienna. $16-25. (703) 938-2404. (Elisa Nader)