Support Farm Aid; make a difference in a family farmer’s life

December 13th, 2018

Photo: Laurie Bonneau

For 33 years, Farm Aid has been a beacon of hope for family farmers — whenever they need it. And we’ve done far more than that. Every day, we connect family farmers around the country with the resources they need to make it through tough times and to gain access to land, credit and markets so that they remain resilient.

When farmers call the Farm Aid Hotline, we’re there to take the call. This year the calls have been non-stop, and we’ve increased our staffing to be sure we’re doing all we can to support farmers who reach out to us. All signs point to another tough year ahead, with falling incomes and rising production costs. As strong as farmers are, Farm Aid will continue to fight for them.

Your gift keeps Farm Aid strong, so that we’ll always be there for farmers when they need us most. Help us continue this critical work.




Happy birthday, Kevin Smith

December 12th, 2018

Mardh 26, 2015 Whitewater in New Braunfels,Tx-3665

Happy, happy birthday Kevin Smith, bass player for Willie Nelson & Family.


photo: Janis Tillerson



December 12th, 2018

Another Willie Nelson cover, “Pretty Paper”, by the Lumineers

December 12th, 2018

and farmers

December 12th, 2018

Thank a farmer, support family farmers


December 11th, 2018

Sister Bobbie at Billy Bob’s Texas (November 17, 2018)

December 11th, 2018

Thank you, Janis from Texas, for these great photos of Sister Bobbie.

Willie Nelson & Family on Tour

December 11th, 2018


Dec 10, 11
Sunset Cultural Center
Carmel, CA

Dec 13, 14
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Dec 15
Flint Center for the Performing Arts
Curpertino, CA

December 29, 30, 31
ACL Live Moody Theater
Austin, TX

Jan 2
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Shreveport, LA

Jan 4
Mari Showroom at Paragon Casino Resort
Marksville, LA

Jan 5
Memphis, TN

Jan 7
Tivoli Theater
Chattanooga, TN

Jan 9
North Charleston PAC
North Charleston, NC

Jan 10
Tennessee Theater
Knoxville, TN

Jan 12
Life and Songs of an American Outlaw
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN

Feb 6
Special Grammy Award
Los Angeles, CA

Feb 7
Dolly Parton Tribute
Los Angeles, CA

Feb 14
Abraham Chavez Theater
El Paso, TX

Feb 16
The Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX

Feb 17
The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Caloosa, OK

Feb 19
Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX

Feb 22
Firelake Arena
Shawnee, OK

Feb 23
First Council Casino
Newkirk, OK

Feb 25
Saenger Theater
Mobile, AL

Feb 27
The Fillmore
New Orleans, LA

Mar 1
Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, FL

Apr 13, 14, 15
Whitewater Amphitheater
New Braunfels, TX

Willie Nelson, “To Lefty”

December 11th, 2018

1.  Mom and Dad’s Waltz
2.  Look What Thoughts Will Do
3.  I Love You in a Thousand Ways
4. Always Late (With Your Kisses)
5. I Want to Be With You Always
6. She’s Gone, Gone, Gone
7.  A Little Unfair
8.  I Never Go Around Mirrors
9.  That’s the Way Love Goes
10. Railroad Girl
11. If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time

Hailing from a state known for trailblazing country, Lefy Frizzell and Willie Nelson are Texas’ most distinctive sons in the singing and songwriting departments. After penning and crooning some of honkytonk’s finest songs — and inspiring Nelson to play music back when his nickname was still Booger Red — Frizzell died a broken man in 1975. Two years later, Nelson released a batch of his favorite Frizzell numbers.

This expanded reissue includes one bonus track: an alternate take of Nelson’s 1976 chart-topping rendition of Frizzell’s plaintive voice soared up and down octaves like a trick pilot, Nelson, backed primarily by his acoustic guitar, harmonica and piano, leans into the songs with a blusey feel, giving emotional drama to weepers such as “Always Late (with your kisses)” and “I Never Go Around Mirrors.” If Nelson’s original intent was to remind listeners of his forebear’s breathtaking artistry, he accomplished his goal.

— Holly George-Warren

December 11th, 2018

Willie Nelson Holiday tour 1981 (December 11, 1981)

December 11th, 2018


Willie Nelson & Family to perform at BeachLife Festival next May (Redondo Beach, CA)

December 11th, 2018

We were lucky enough to grow up in Southern California on the beach, surfing, hanging out with sand between our toes, vibing with friends — living the beach life. So we thought it only fitting to create a huge beach party celebrating our way of life with all our friends in Los Angeles. Join us for the first coastal festival ever to be held in Los Angeles on the Pacific Ocean — BeachLife Festival. Grab your friends and head to Redondo Beach from May 3rd through May 5th. We’ll be watching the sunset and our favorite bands play LIVE on the beach. Come honor the Southern California BeachLife with live music, great food, great drinks, great surfing, and everything beach. #WeLiveTheBeachLife.

To purchase tickets, visit

The General Admission ticket includes:

  • Festival Admission to 3-days of music, beach & sun
  • 40+ Bands on 3 music stages
  • An expansive selection of culinary delights and drinks
  • Large-scale art installations across the site
  • Curated Food Trucks
  • Access to the Activation Village
  • Craft Local Brewery Bar
  • Full-Service Bars (Spirits, Beer, Wine)
  • Scratch Cocktail Bars
  • Access to our Boutique Wine Village


Willie Nelson, “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone”

December 11th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history, “Stardust” recorded (December 11, 1977)

December 11th, 2018

While it wasn’t released until April 1978, tracks to Willie Nelsons award winning album “Stardust” were recorded on this day in 1977.  Produced by Booker T. Jones, all the songs on the album consist entirely of pop standards that Nelson picked from among his favorites. Executives of Columbia Records were not convinced that the album would sell well, because the project was a radical departure from his earlier success in the outlaw movement. When released, Stardust was on Billboard’s Country Album charts for ten years – from its release until 1988.

December 10th, 2018