Today is Bobbie Lee Nelson Day in Texas

February 23rd, 2017


“Thank you Rep Richard Raymond of Laredo and the Texas Legislature by proclaiming it Bobbie Nelson Day in Texas.
What a great honor! Thank you!”

Bobbie Nelson

Willie Nelson & Family in Concert at Pinewood Bowl (Lincoln, NE) (June 7, 2017)

February 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family concert announced in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Pinewood Bowl Theater, with guests Dwight Yoakam and Robert Earl Keen, on June 7th.

Buddy Cannon and Willie Nelson, 2017 Grammy Award Winners “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin”

February 23rd, 2017

by:  Juli Thanki

Longtime producer Buddy Cannon hit a career milestone on Sunday night: his first Grammy Award.

“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” which Cannon co-produced with Matt Rollings (a man he describes as “one of the best musicians that’s ever been in this town”), was named Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, beating out releases by Andrea Bocelli, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, and Josh Groban.

“It was a heavy category for sure,” Cannon said on Monday. “If I pulled myself out of the equation and looked at the names of all five nominees, Willie is as strong as any of them. I thought we had a chance.”

Cannon didn’t fly to Los Angeles for the awards show. Instead, he had a jam session with his mother, 92-year-old harmonica player and songwriter Lyndel Rhodes, then came home to watch the pre-telecast ceremony on the Grammy website. “It’s Matt’s first (Grammy win) and my first. We were both just bouncing off the walls,” he said.

After 10 years of making records together, Nelson and Cannon have it down to a science. “It’s like riding a bicycle. We do our thing. It’s easy, and it makes me nervous as hell every time,” Cannon admitted. “I don’t know why. Getting ready to go in and record your hero, it just makes me nervous.

“His songs have always been an inspiration for me as a songwriter. His singing and his guitar playing have been inspiring to me as a musician. I think anything I do has a little bit of Willie’s influence in it. It’s very gratifying to know that one of your heroes just happens to be a great guy who loves to laugh and have a good time.”

While many other Grammy winners celebrated their victories well into the night, Cannon didn’t even take a coffee break: “I’m working on a record for a band my daughter sings in called the Likely Culprits, and I’m co-producing it with Ronnie Bowman. As soon as the announcement came that we’d won the Grammy, Ronnie knocked on my door, we went upstairs and went to work.”

Paul English at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic (2016)

February 23rd, 2017


photo:  Janis Tillerson

Willie Nelson & Family Concert at Starlight Theater, Kansas City (June 17, 2017)

February 23rd, 2017

Timothy Finn blogs about the Kansas City music scene

Willie Nelson album, “God’s Trouble Child”, vinyl, shirts, hats pennants and more from Pledge Music

February 23rd, 2017


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Willie Nelson and the Red Neck Tanning Parlor (Saturday Night Live 2/21/1987)

February 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson Art

February 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson sings, “American the Beautiful” (“America: A Tribute to Heroes” 2001)

February 23rd, 2017


1. My City of Ruins – Bruce Springsteen
2. Love’s in Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder/Take 6
3. Walk On – U2
4. There Will Come a Day – Faith Hill
5. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
6. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
7. Imagine – Neil Young
8. Someday We’ll All Be Free – Alicia Keys
9. Wish You Were Here – Limp Bizkit/Johnny Rzeznik
10. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

1. I Believe in Love – Dixie Chicks
2. Everyday – Dave Matthews
3. Redemption Song – Wyclef Jean
4. Hero – Mariah Carey
5. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
6. Safe and Sound – Sheryl Crow
7. Fragile – Sting
8. Long Road – Eddie Vedder
9. Bridge over Troubled Water – Paul Simon
10. God Bless America – C?line Dion
11. America the Beautiful – Willie Nelson

Jenna Bush and Willie Nelson in San Antonio

February 23rd, 2017
by:  Jenna Bush Hagar

Dearest Willie,

Do you know how much we love you? Let me count the ways.

You were a vital part of the soundtrack to our childhood. Your deep, soulful sound still reminds me of road trips to the lake, and evenings spent dancing at our ranch.

It seemed almost destined that we would meet in San Antonio–Texas a place we both adore–on Valentine’s week.

Thanks for hosting me in Honeysuckle Rose (your bus!). Talking with you about your childhood in Abbot, Texas; the music you have written, friends you lost this year (Merle Haggard and Leon Russel). It was everything I had hoped it would be.

And your show! Your music, your voice still as good as when I saw you 15-years-ago. You made one homesick Texan, very. Very. Happy



Souther Living
Spring Style
March 2013

“Jenna, the younger sister — by a minute — is an editor-at-large of the magazine, as well as a “Today” correspondent.

On Friday’s show, she shared her own praise for her big sister.

“They (wrote) ‘She greets everyone with her warm smile and those bright blue eyes.’ And I said, ‘Anyone who meets Barbara adores her,’” she said.

The NBC correspondent also dished that despite her city living, she is raising her children with strong Southern values.

“I want my kids to be kind. I want them to put others before themselves,” she said.

Hager has two daughters, Margaret and Poppy.

“I also want them to know about Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash – of course Aunt Dolly. We always dance around the house to Dolly Parton,”


Lukas Nelson and Gary Clark, Jr.

February 23rd, 2017

Lukas Autry Nelson at The Village Recorder.

“@garyclarkjr and I listening to some of the new tracks at @villagestudios in Santa Monica”

Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett

February 23rd, 2017

Photo by Brad Grulke

Lyle Lovett busking at the Willie Nelson statue on Willie Nelson boulevard, during the 2015 sxsw festival in Austin.

Poodie Locke

February 23rd, 2017

This is a memorial to Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson's Stage Manager forever. I was filming a TV show when he passed away. He will be missed

Posted by Tony Dell'Abate-Realtor on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tony Dell’Abate-Realtor

“This is a memorial to Poodie Locke, Willie Nelson’s Stage Manager forever. I was filming a TV show when he passed away. He will be missed.”

February 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson in Goldmine

February 23rd, 2017

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sharing this vintage Goldmine magazine cover.