Archive for March, 2007

Willie Nelson, Shawn King Make Music Together

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Willie Nelson joins Shawn King for the song, “I Give” on her new album, released on Lofton Creek Records.  The duet is available for purchase from iitunes, and from www.loftoncreekrecords.com

Shawn King grew up in show business as the daughter of Karl Engemann, a record company executive, and a top Hollywood studio singer Jerri Engemann, who recorded with Elvis and Bob Dylan.

A native of southern California, King began performing at age 3 as a child studio vocalist, and later sang back-up vocals for motion pictures, television and albums.

In the 1980s, King frequently guest starred on prime-time television shows and co-hosted “The Spectacular World of Guinness Records” with David Frost. From 1990-1996, King hosted USA Network’s weekly entertainment news show, “Hollywood Insider.”

After marrying CNN’s Larry King in 1997, she took a career hiatus to start a family. Now that her children are older, King has returned to entertainment and is focused on singing.

In a return to her musical roots, King has completed In My Own Backyard produced by Keith Follese, Steve Tyrell and Carl Jackson.

Willie Nelson, Live in Amsterdam

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Willie Nelson has won the admiration of fans all over the world with his awesome talent.  Though his unmistakable voice and outlaw spirit have forever earned him a place among country music’s superstars, he’s equally remarkable performing gospel, standards, blues and many other types of music.

This one-of-a-kind video marks the kick-off of Nelson’s European tour on June 7, 2000, with an intimate concert at the Paradisio Theater in Amsterdam.  This amazing evening spans Willie’s incredible career and includes many of his most loved hits.  Capturing all of the intimacy, magic and celebration of this American legend’s persona and music, this is Willie Nelson at his best.

Featuring:

  1. Whiskey River/Stay All Night
  2. Good Hearted Woman
  3. Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life
  4. Help Me Make it Through the Night
  5. Fast Train to Georgia
  6. blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  7. Blue Skies
  8. Georgia on My Mind
  9. All of Me
  10. Stardust
  11. Me & Paul
  12. The Gypsy
  13. If You’ve got the Money I’ve Got the Time
  14. My Bucket’s Got a Hole in it/Jambalaya
  15. Walkin’ The Floor Over You
  16. Vou et moi
  17. Seven Sapnish Angels
  18. City of New Orleans
  19. To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before/Luckenbach, Texas/Whiskey River
  20. Still is Still Movin’ To Me
  21. Milk Cow Blues
  22. Pancho & Lefty
  23. Till I Gain Control Again
  24. Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
  25. Angel Flying Too Close to the Gorund
  26. On the Road Again
  27. Always on My Mind
  28. I Never Cared For You
  29. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
  30. Roll in My Sweet baby’s Arms

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic 2007

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Willie announced on the Bill Mack xm radio show Open Road last Wednesday that there would be a Fourth of July Picnic at Gorge Amphitheater, in George, Washington on July 4, 2007.  Or did he say wouldn’t it be nice to have the Fourth of July Picnic in George, Washington?   There is nothing official on his web sites, and until it’s posted there it’s never official, or on the Gorge Amphitheater web site, either, but I hope it’s true!  He has a show scheduled in Ridgefield,Washington on June 30, and in Eugene, Oregon on July 6, so, he’s in the area.  

If it’s only a rumor, I like this rumor better than the no picnic rumor.  Stay tuned…

Last of Breed Tour on You-Tube

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Thanks to Ernie  posting the video he made from Milwaukee show:

This is a bit shaky due to folks sitting by me that couldn’t keep from going in and out of the row through the entire show, but it’s a pretty decent video of the entire performance of Roly Poly with Willie, Merle and Ray from the Milwaukee show:

Last of the Breed sing Roly Poly in Milwaukee 3/24/07

Once you follow this link, there are lots more videos fans have loaded up to you-tube of the tour, including Back Yard,

Thank you music lovers!

Willie Nelson, Branson, Missouri

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Thanks to Darin for sharing pictures and stories of seeing Willie in Branson this week, at his blog at
http://bransonmissouri.blogspot.com/2007/03/willie-nelson-in-branson-photos.html

Lots of great photos.  Thanks, Darin!

Last of the Breed Debuts at Number Seven on Billboard Country Music Chart

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007 – The top three songs and albums on the Billboard song and album charts for the week ending April 7 remained the same, and that meant Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico” and Carrie Underwood’s “Some Hearts” were both still number one.Tim McGraw stayed second with “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” while Carrie Underwood’s “Wasted” was again third. Rascal Flatts moved up two to fourth with “Stand.” Martina McBride stayed put in fifth with “Anyway.”

Brad Paisley’s new single, “Ticks,” again was a big mover, going from 22nd to 17th. George Strait jumped 6 spots to 23rd with “Wrapped.”

On the album chart, Gary Allan was second again with his “Greatest Hits,” while Rascal Flatts was third with “Me And My Gang.” Taylor Swift was up one to fourth with her self-titled debut, while the Dixie Chicks were fifth with “Taking the Long Way.”

“Last of the Breed” from Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price debuted in seventh.

Willie Nelson, Milwaukee (3/24/07)

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Last of the Breed, Milwaukee (3/24/07)

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

What Ever Happened To Peace on Earth? By Willie Nelson

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

“Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth” is now available for download at all digital retailers, and is available at itunes.

Proceeds from this track will benefit the National Veterans Federation

http://main.losthighwayrecords.com/product.aspx?ob=disc&src=art&pid=1713

Willie Nelson: I Guess Branson’s Not the Roughest….

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

www.news-leader.com
Branson — Relaxing in his tour bus before Wednesday’s concert, Willie Nelson said he was happy to be back in Branson.”The people here were very nice and they liked our show,” said Nelson, who performed during the 1992 season. “Branson has changed a little bit since then. They used to have only five or six roads back then, and it was kind of hard to get around.” 

Nelson gave an afternoon audience a special treat when he sat on the front of the stage with country music deejay Ralph Emery. The interview was the first of a new weekly series RFD-TV will air on Mondays.

Nelson, with his trademark braids hanging to his waist, talked about his FarmAid benefits. 

“Call your representatives and say we need a good farm bill,” he said. “We need to grow alternative fuels to keep us from having to go around the world looking for oil.”

About 2,000 people in the theater erupted into applause. Nelson also thanked the men and women serving in the Middle East. “They have really been put in a hard spot over there, and the quicker we bring them back, the better,” he said.

Also in the audience were several dozen members of the FFA, who had been invited to the concert.

Katie Fisher of Strafford said she appreciated Nelson’s efforts to help farmers.

“Without agriculture, we wouldn’t have anything at all,” she said.

The show

RFD-TV The Theatre is on the west end of the strip in what was formerly the Ray Stevens Theatre. RFD-TV is a television network dedicated to rural America and agriculture. RFD-TV founder and president Patrick Gottsch purchased the 2,000-seat theater last summer.

The network was launched from its headquarters in Omaha, Neb., in December 2000. Gottsch is a former farmer who wanted to provide coverage that was missing for rural residents, he said. The initials stand for Rural Free Delivery, an old name for mail delivery in farming areas.

The theater will produce concerts with well-known talent including Loretta Lynn and Lorrie Morgan in April. They also offer a twice-daily variety show and will operate from March through December, Gottsch said.

Willie Nelson’s Favorite Song

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Time:  You’ve written more than 2,500 songs.  Is there one that stands out as definite Willie?

Willie:  Still is Still Moving, because to me it’s a positive song, up-tempo, gets the crowd up and jumpin’ around, gets me up.  I wrote it, so there must be something in it that speaks to me.  I’m not sharp enough to figure out what it is though.

Last of the Breed: The Movie, starring Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Thanks to Janine for this great picture she took in Milwaukee last week.

Someone who went to the Milwaukee show said that they lost their balcony seats to a film crew, and they were ushered to new (better) seats down on the floor near the stage.

I hope this means they are making a DVD of this show.

Last of the Breed CD debuts on Billboard 200

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

“Last of the Breed,” a collaboration between Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price via Lost Highway debuts at 64, moving 13,000 units last week.”

I expect this album to win lots of awards, but I thought Wille’s:  “You Don’t Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker’ would clean up, too.

Buy Willie Nelson Tickets Before They Go on Sale to Public

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

 

Willie Nelson’s Club Luck announced early sale of tickets today at http://www.clubluck.willienelson.com/.  You must belong to Club Luck to get chance to purchase tickets early, but it’s well worth the $30.00 annual fee.

On Sale Today 3/28 at 10am PST:

7/7 Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, OR
6/27 Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia
6/28 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia
6/29 Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia 
Currently On Sale:
4/24 The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
6/13 Providence PAC in Providence, RI
6/14 Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA
6/18 Fort Williams Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario
6/19 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
6/20 Brandt Center in Regina, Saskatchewan
6/22 Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta
6/23 Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta
6/25 Crystal Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta
6/26 CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia

     


 

Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007


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Collaborations are old hat for country legend Willie Nelson. In his 40-year career, he’s teamed up with everyone from Julio Iglesias to Toby Keith to fellow living legends Ray Price and Merle Haggard (the trio’s album, Last of the Breed, is out). He’s even crossed into the pop realm by joining Jessica Simpson for a remake of ”These Boots Are Made for Walkin” a couple years back. But one name we never thought we’d see next to Willie’s? Mariah Carey.

”She and I hung out and decided to do something together,” 74-year-old Nelson told us on his tour bus, following a press conference announcing the launch of his new label, Pedernales Records, and its first signing, the promising jam-band 40 Points, which features his sons Lucas and Micah. ”It’s a song called ‘I’ve Got a Right to Dream’ that’s for the movie [Tennessee]. It’s [Carey’s] complete idea and melody. I threw a few words at her, but she made everything sound great.”

According to Nelson, Carey was recording in Nashville as of last week, and shooting for Tennessee is completed, though no release date has been set. But don’t expect Carey to ditch her trademark stilettos for cowboy boots just yet. ”It’s not really country,” says Wilson. ”It’s more Mariah.” We wouldn’t have it any other way.