Nation singer Willie Nelson often sings about touring and seeing issues he could by no means see once more.
Likelihood is he had by no means earlier than encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — just like the one a Virginia lady lately created.
Huddleston native Beth Bays has been making big hay bale sculptures for the final eight years. Her most memorable ones embrace characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and the Virginia Tech Hokie chook mascot.
However her newest work, “Will-Hay Nelson,” actually struck a chord in the neighborhood upon its debut in November, Bays advised information retailers.
“This one appears to be everybody’s favourite by far,” Bays mentioned. “My cousin joked that I may need to stop now as a result of I’ll by no means have the ability to high this.” Bays owns Buckscrape Farms and began making the sculptures as a part of a hay bale adorning contest. The competition ended a number of years in the past however Bays continues to create new sculptures every year for the group.
Bays mentioned Will-Hay Nelson was simpler to assemble than a few of her previous sculptures however was tougher when it comes to particulars, The Information & Advance reported. She mentioned she used rooster wire to make the arms and the guitar is manufactured from Styrofoam. “I additionally needed to make a nostril out of rooster wire as a result of Willie has a really outstanding nostril and I needed to get that proper,” Bays mentioned.
Bays mentioned yearly the group will get collectively and sings songs associated to the sculptures. This 12 months native musician Dave Owens switched up the lyrics to certainly one of Nelson’s songs. “I modified ‘On the Highway Once more’ to ‘On the Farm Once more,’” Owens mentioned laughing. “It’s at all times an excellent time.” Nelson noticed the viral video of the efficiency and shared it on his Fb web page. Looks as if the hay sculpture could at all times be on his thoughts.