Country legend Willie Nelson has been honoured at a film festival in Hawaii.
The singer/songwriter accepted the Maverick Award from the Maui Film Festival on Friday (19Jun09).
Nelson's new film about solutions to global problems, One Piece at a Time, had its world premiere at the event.
In naming Nelson as the recipient of the honour, festival officials stated, "He has the courage of his convictions, a willingness to speak his mind and the backbone to withstand the heat from those who take issue with his vigorous expression of our collective constitutional right to the freedom of artistic and political expression."