Yes, it was disappointing when we found out that Leon Russell had to postpone his appearance with Willie Nelson at the Washington Pavilion August 3rd due to health issues (Get well Leon!) but Willie will now be joined by rising country star Frankie Ballard.

Since 2010, Frankie has made his presence known in the country music world, including his hit 'It All Started With A Beer' released in November of last year and featured above. Frankie made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2011 and released his latest album El Rio this past June.

Meanwhile, Willie is set to release a new album, a tribute to his friend and country music legend Ray Price, Willie Nelson For The Good Times on September 16th. Details on this great project are available here.