Finally, Willie Nelson is featured in a TV special that fits him like a custom Stetson. "Willie Nelson, Texas Style" is so low-key and down-home, so concerned with authentic music, real people and real feelings, so free of the usual network-TV trappings that it's amazing to see that it's on CBS, not PBS (Saturday at 9 p.m. on Channel 2).
"Texas Style" is about as relaxed as a show can get without inducing a snooze. The legendary country singer takes a leisurely tour of his native state--focusing for the most part on the "hill-country" area (northwest of San Antonio) where he still makes his home. Nelson strolls through his ranch-style house, plays dominoes with some good ol' boys at a local tavern, sings "Amazing Grace" with the congregation of his hometown church, floats in a small boat down the Rio Grande with guitarist Jackie King (where they do an enchanting "South of the Border") and reminisces about his boyhood days with his sister, Bobbie.