WILLIE NELSON is changing his birthday concert on April 28th to a charity event for the victims of Wednesday's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Willie grew up in Abbott, which is six miles away.

Willie made the announced in a video. He said, 'I'll be there, and my son Lukas, my son Micah and daughters Paula and Amy. We'll all be there doing a benefit show now. Until today, it was set up as a birthday show.  But since the West tragedy happened, we decided to start a benefit there and let other people join in. If they want to donate to the West Volunteer Fire Department, they can do so. That's where our proceeds are going to go on that day.'