He was the first person to play Austin City Limits, 40 years ago, and on Saturday, just days prior to his 81st birthday Willie Nelson was inducted into the ACL Hall of Fame by Oscar winner, and fellow Texan, Matthew McConaughey.

"He's been called Saint Willie," said McConaughey during his speech. "There's a statue of him in the middle of downtown Austin on a street called Willie Nelson Boulevard. He's always been larger than life, a living legend. He's an icon, an inspiration to many."

Read more about the ceremony, here.