October 15th, 2019

Micah Nelson, Farm Aid 2019

October 15th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family at the Big Fresno Fair (October 14, 2019)

October 15th, 2019
Country music legend Willie Nelson, wearing a Fresno State t-shirt, performs to a sell out crowd at the Paul Paul Theater during the last night of the Big Fresno Fair, Monday night, Oct. 14, 2019.
Country music legend Willie Nelson and band perform to a sell out crowd at the Paul Paul Theater during the last night of the Big Fresno Fair, Monday night, Oct. 14, 2019.

1 Country music legend Willie Nelson, wearing a Fresno State t-shirt, performs to a sell out crowd at the Paul Paul Theater during the last night of the Big Fresno Fair, Monday night, Oct. 14, 2019. (John Walker)

www.fresnobee.com
by: Joshua Tehee

Willie Nelson offered a history lesson during his concert Monday on the closing night of The Big Fresno Fair.

At 86 years old, the country music icon has been performing since the late 1950s. So, most of his catalog for the night, except 2003’s Toby Keith duet “Beer for My Horses,” was written at least 40 years ago.

Then he dipped into some Hank Williams covers. “Move it On Over” was first recorded in 1947.
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The hour-long concert was a reminder of a time before pop stars and arena tours when the power of performance wasn’t set by stage production, light design or backing track, but by how well the players on stage could deliver a song.

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“It was a night I’ll never forget”

October 15th, 2019

The Highwaymen, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (Live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990)

October 15th, 2019

Happy birthday, Marie Osmond

October 14th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid Press Conference (2019)

October 13th, 2019

photo: Janis Tillerson

Leon Melgar, Farm Aid 2019

October 13th, 2019

So many amazing artists and collaborations at the annual Farm Aid fundraising concert, but the guy who stole the show was Leon Melgar, son of Promise of the Real’s percussionist, Tato Melgar. This guy was having so much fun and was so fun to watch.

He sang along with Lukas Nelson, he knew the words and belted them out.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real in Last Waltz concert in Nashville (November 23rd)

October 13th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family at the Venetian (Oct. 18 – 26)

October 13th, 2019

www.LasVegasMagazine.com
by: Josh Bell

Despite his easygoing, laid-back image, Willie Nelson might be the hardest-working man in country music. At 86, Nelson has enjoyed a career more than twice as long as some of today’s country stars have been alive, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Nelson’s most recent album, Ride Me Back Home, came out in June, following two albums released in 2018, and he’s been keeping that pace pretty much since the early 1960s. Ride Me Back Home debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s country charts, placing Nelson right alongside the genre’s hottest young performers.

Nelson has been just as relentless about touring as he has been about releasing albums, and even when occasional health problems have kept him off the road, he’s always bounced back quickly, making sure every fan who wants to see him has the chance to do so.

Nelson’s upcoming Vegas dates mark the second time he’s played an extended run at The Venetian, and he’ll be joined onstage as usual by his son Micah. Micah and Lukas Nelson both have become regular collaborators with their dad even as they launch their own careers, and if they follow his example, they’ll be going strong for decades to come.

The Venetian, 8 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 22-23 & 25-26, starting at $59.95 plus tax and fee. 702.414.9000

Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings (July 25, Spartan Stadium,1982)

October 13th, 2019

This day in Willie Nelson history “The Highwayman” certified platinum (10/13/2000)

October 13th, 2019

1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over

On October 13, 2000, The Highwayman album by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson certified platinum

Willie Nelson & Family (Farm Aid 2019)

October 13th, 2019

October 13th, 2019

Willie Nelson on David Letterman Show (1984)

October 12th, 2019