I've had the opportunity to photography dozens of custom entertainer buses around Nashville, but I was blown away when I got a call from a guy who had bought Willie Nelson's first bus. He had spent a year having the murals and paint restored along with a lot of mechanical work and wanted to photograph the bus in some familiar spots for entertainer buses around Nashville. The main problem was that those locations are always loaded with traffic. So rather than spend thousands on permits to shut down the streets, the simple solution was to composite the scene photos with the bus photos. We did the bus photography in a local park and then matched the time of day and weather conditions with a day to photograph some Nashville country music landmarks.
My favorite part of the story is that when he bought the bus he did not know that it once belonged to Willie Nelson. He bought it just because he wanted an old bus to use for tailgating at the University of Tennessee football games. Once he found out the history of the bus, the restoration began.