Willie Nelson attacked by fans online over upcoming Beto O'Rourke rally

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) --

Some Willie Nelson fans are seeing red after learning the country musician will be headlining a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.Dozens of people weighed in on Willie's Facebook page Wednesday after he shared a story about the upcoming rally in Austin.While some people told Willie he needs to stay out of politics, others threw insults at the music legend. Still others applauded Willie's contribution to the 2018 campaign.The event is set for Sept. 29 at Austin's Auditorium Shores.

A Texas Republican lawmaker is defending country singer Willie Nelson from backlash after he announced he would headline a concert for Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke.

"Texans should be better than this!" tweeted Matt Krause, a Fort Worth area state representative. "We've come to a place where we can't merely disagree with someone's political choice but have to attack & berate them."

"I don't like his choice either but we shouldn't resort to name calling," Krause wrote. "[It] reflects poorly on our ability to have civil discourse."

Let's not forget Robert (BETO) performed at Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth Of July Picnic in Austin, along with Margo Price and members of the Head And The Heart and Asleep At The Wheel. The pro-cannabis Senate hopeful joined in for Nelson’s stoner classics “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “It’s All Going to Pot,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Watch below.