The city council on May 27 is scheduled to vote on dubbing a stretch of 2nd Street "Willie Nelson Boulevard."
A smaller version of a planned Nelson statue was unveiled Thursday.
The larger version is scheduled to be placed next year near the entrance the new studio of the famed public broadcasting music program Austin City Limits. Nelson was featured in the 1974 pilot episode.
The 77-year-old Nelson is from Abbott, located 25 miles north of Waco.