Country music legend Willie Nelson has divided his opinion on his upcoming appearance at a Texas rally for the American Senate Democratic candidate Beto Rourke.
The Country Music Hall of Famer's backing up a Democrat has put him in conflict with a chunk of his conservative fan base in Texas, where he is considered royalty.
Rourke appears to be the first democrat senator since 1993 when he tries to resign Ted Cruz.
Nelson took O & # 39; Rourke on stage during his Fourth July Picnic Summer Concert. He will perform on the rally this month with Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and his two sons, Lukas and Micha Nelson, Austin 360 reported. REUTERS / Joshua Robert
In order to get Nelson, 85, perform at the rally in Austin on September 29th, a big Rourke Cup is in the hard the battle for the seat, which is neck and neck.
Nelson is also famous for his activism and is an keen advocate for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
He says that the democrat "embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely authentic."
Some of the singer's fans do not agree with David R Williams writing on Facebook:
"Goodbye Willie. I do not support socialist commies! You will also not advertise on my FB page. As we say in Texas, now Git. "
Dakota Bell wrote:" Someone buy my Willie Nelson ticket until Friday, November 16. I'm no longer willing to see the hippie guitarist who supports the damn socialist runner for the Senate. "
Lyle McDonald tweeted: "Willie Nelson is a tool for Democrats! .. It's a voice to save America from those who will hurt her. MAGA."
She added: "Do not get well with conservative Texans. Let this man be in our senate. Hope you control him deeper and change your mind. "
Nelson has not commented on criticism but he has supported some parts.
A tweeted: "I'm a fan of Wille Nelson and I'm glad he supports Beto Rourke. He's a good man and Ted Cruz is a fake."  Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter sang Wheeler Walker Jr. tweeted: "Not sure what went wrong with your life that would make you insulted Willie Nelson. You can argue for politics anything you want, but you can not argue Willie."
US President Donald Trump will hold a big rally for Cruz in October.