Mardi Gras in the SuperDome, featuring Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett (February 18, 1980)

February 18th, 2019

 

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Willie Nelson, “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry”

February 18th, 2019

This day in Willie Nelson history: Willie Nelson performs for soldiers @Brooke Army Medical Center (2/17/06)

February 17th, 2019

Staff and patients gather on three levels to watch Willie Nelson and his band perform Feb. 17 at Brooke Army Medical Center.  — Photo by Brian Guerra

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by Nelia Schrum and Andricka Hammonds

When the 2006 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo pulled up stakes Feb. 19, it left the wounded warriors recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here and hospital staff with fond memories of Texas and cowboy hospitality.

Texas legend Willie Nelson and his family band treated the hospital to a concert in the Medical Mall Feb. 17, playing to a packed audience of staff and patients. Opening with his hit, “Whiskey River,” he sang signature ballads like “On the Road Again,” “Crazy” and “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

Nelson played for 90 minutes. Following his performance, he signed autographs and posed for pictures with patients and staff for another hour.

The Willie Nelson band played at BAMC in February 2005 performing 11 numbers. But Nelson had to cut his performance for the 2005 Stock Show and Rodeo because he was suffering from laryngitis.

“I wanted to come back again and play for the soldiers because I didn’t feel I had performed at my best last year,” Nelson said, adding his throat since has recovered.

February 16th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family in Dallas, at the Bomb Factory (February 16, 2019) (SOLD OUT)

February 16th, 2019

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The new and improved Bomb Factory is capable of accommodating up to 4,300 fans, with its mezzanine, casual suites & VIP options. The Bomb Factory can be sized to four different capacities and multi-seated options to accommodate shows as intimate as 1,000 people.
In the early 1900’s, the building manufactured automobiles for Ford. Later, The Bomb Factory was commissioned during WWII to produce bombs and ammunition for the armed forces, hence the name “Bomb Factory”. In the mid-90’s, The Bomb Factory was transformed into a venue for a few years,  hosting bands such as PHISH, Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, INXS, Nine Inch Nails, and Fugazi at its peak. Utilizing only the existing foundation and walls, the complete multi-million dollar redesign will make The Bomb Factory the premier Live Music Venue of Dallas, Texas.

Pre-Sale Code for Tickets to Willie Nelson & Family Show in Evansville, IN

February 15th, 2019

The Willie Nelson & Family Tour is making a stop at the Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, Indiana, on April 3rd with tickets set to go on sale Friday (February 15th, 2019) at 10:00 a.m. at the Old National Events Plaza box office and online through Ticketmaster. BUT, you can get them a day early with this exclusive presale code!

From 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., visit Ticketmaster.com and enter the code FAMILY to get your tickets ahead of the general on sale today!

Willie Nelson & Family on tour

February 15th, 2019

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Feb 16
The Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX
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Feb 17
The Joint – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Caloosa, OK
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Feb 19
Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX
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Feb 22 (Rescheduled to March 29)
Firelake Arena
Shawnee, OK
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Feb 23 (Rescheduled to March 30)
First Council Casino
Newkirk, OK
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Feb 25
(rescheduled to April 8)
Saenger Theater
Mobile, AL
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Feb 27
(rescheduled to April 9th)
The Fillmore
New Orleans, LA
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Mar 1
Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, FL
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Mar 2
Seminole Casino
Coconut Creek , Florida
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Mar 4
(rescheduled from Jan 2)
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Shreveport, LA
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Mar 13
Luck Reunion Potluck 2019 to benefit Farm Aid
Luck, Texas
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Mar 14
Luck Reunion
Luck, TX
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March 29(Rescheduled from Feb. 22)
Firelake Arena
Shawnee, OK
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March 30
(Rescheduled from Feb. 23)
First Council Casino
Newkirk, OK
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April 2
Michiana Event Center
Shipshewana, IN
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April 3
Old National Events Plaza
Evansville, IN
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April 5
EKU Center for the Arts
Richmond, KY
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April 6
(rescheduled from Jan 10)
Tennessee Theater
Knoxville, TN
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April 8
(rescheduled from Feb 25)
Saenger Theater
Mobile, AL
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April 9
(rescheduled from Feb 27)
The Fillmore
>New Orleans, LA
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Apr 12, 13
Whitewater Amphitheater
New Braunfels, TX
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May 5
Beachlife Festival
Los Angeles, CA
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May 10
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Reno, NV
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May 20, 21
Celebrity Theater
Phoenix, Arizona
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Willie Nelson & Family Shows at the Celebrity Theater in May

February 15th, 2019

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Danny Zelisko Presents the return of legendary Willie Nelson & Family for two nights Monday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 21th, 2019 at the historic Celebrity Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd at www.celebritytheatre.com.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of CrazyRed Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.

In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion Food and Music Festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine.

In 2015, Nelson published “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of his life that landed him on the New York Times’bestsellers list. He also released the studio album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart. In November 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music. He is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. The following year began with the release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart, as well as earned him a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

In September 2016, came For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, an album of newly recorded interpretations of 12 Ray Price songs. In 2017, he released two albums of newly recorded performances: God’s Problem Child, with 13 new songs that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart and #10 on the Billboard 200, and Willie Nelson and The Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2), that includes 11 country classics and one brand-new song performed by Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah.

For 2018, he released Last Man Standingin April to celebrate his 85th birthday. It is comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Nelson (and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon). In September he released the My Way, a collection of newly recorded standards and classic originally made famous by Nelson’s close friend and musical colleague Frank Sinatra. The album won a GRAMMY Award for Best Traditional Pop Album. These new songs and performances add to his classic catalog, and finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road, which he still travels along performing for fans.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($71, $131 and $181) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 22nd at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.

Luck Reunion Potluck 2019 benefitting Farm Aid (March 13, 2019)

February 15th, 2019

We’re proud to announce the official date for this year’s PotLuck dinner in Willie’s Texas backyard. On March 13th we will return to “Luck, Texas” for the Potluck Dinner benefiting Farm Aid hosted by Austin Food Wine Alliance.

The official kickoff to the annual Luck Reunion music festival held at Willie Nelson’s iconic “Luck” property outside Austin is an intimate
affair showcasing a multi-course menu with ingredients sourced by local farmers and prepared by celebrated Central Texas chefs
who are pushing the boundaries and redefining what it means to have a cookout in the Texas Hill Country. And as always, we’ll have
some special musical guests to share songs with you.

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Bobbie and Beto, in El Paso

February 15th, 2019


Beto O’Rourke visited Willie Nelson’s bus after last night’s Willie Nelson & Family show in his home town and posed for this pic with Bobbie.

This day in Willie Nelson history: Willie Nelson receives two Grammy Awards at 21st Annual Grammy Awards (February 15, 1979)

February 15th, 2019

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On February 15, 1979, Willie Nelson was awarded a Grammy for Best Country Vocal performance, Male, for “Georgia On My Mind”; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group, with Waylon Jennings, for “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Willie and Bobbie Nelson

February 15th, 2019

 

Happy Shoeshine Friday

February 15th, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2019

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Willie Nelson & Family, “Valentine” (Live from Farm Aid 1993)

February 14th, 2019