Archive for July, 2007

More Willie Nelson at Crossroads Guitar Festival, Chicago (7/28/07)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

More pictures taken by Sharon Iles, sent by her friend Jayne.  A woman after my own heart, she stood for nine hours at Crossroads on Saturday, listening to all the great guitar players featured there.

I found it on e-bay Willie Nelson Truck Bank

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Starting bid:  $24.95

Included in box is Willie Nelson Cooked Goose Cook Book & IRS Financial Advisor.

American Classic Series- 1920 International Delivery Van Bank. Locking Coin Bank. Die Cast Metal , Rubber Tires. Made In The USA. Division of Joseph L. Ertl Inc.

The Willie Nelson & Family General Store

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Frank and Jeannie Oakley founded the Willie Nelson & Family General store on July 4, 1979, in Madison, Tennesssee.  It has moved several times over the years, and they are now located at 2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee — right across the street from the Grand Ole Opry.  In 2004 they opened a second General Store in downtown Nashville, where they sell Willie Nelson and Nashville, Tennessee souveniers.

Frank and Jeannie Oakley say this at :

The Willie Nelson & Family General Store actually began life as an art & picture framing shop.  Willie would come by often when he lived in nearby Ridgetop Tennessee to chat and get various photographs framed.  As a result, the art shop quickly amassed a large display of framed photographs of country music stars and a good collection of Willie Nelson memorabilia and souvenirs. 

In the fall of 1979 Willie was voted CMA Entertainer of the Year and before long, more people were coming to see the Willie memorabilia than those looking for art and picture framing. 

And so . . . the Willie Nelson & Family General Store was born.”

For more information about the stores, and about Frank and Jeannie Oakley, and their relationship with Willie Nelson, you can visit their website at

Willie Nelson and Family, Bowling Green, Kentucky (8/12/05)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Willie Nelson’s Fan Club

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I got my Willie’s World today, which is published quarterly by Andrea and Dandalion, the co-directors of Willie Nelson’s fan club.  Willie’s World is one of the best reasons for joining the Fan Club, which for $20.00 a year, is a steal, really.  They don’t deliver mail door-to-door in little town I live in, and I try and get to the post office every couple of weeks or so.  And it is always such a treat to open up that little box and find my Willie’s World waiting for me.

This issue was full of lots of news and photos, as always, but it had one bit of great news:  Willie Nelson’s Fan Club is going on-line!  The website address is, and is set to launch tomorrow (August 1, 2007).  So, if you go there now, you can’t get in, but they are set to open the doors tomorrow, or soon after.  Let’s all be lined up and waiting to give them a big Howdy! and make them feel welcome. 

I’m so happy to hear that they are getting their website up.  Another place to hear about Willie Nelson and his projects — now that’s good news!  They do such a great job with “Willie’s World”, I can’t wait to see what they do with a website.

Willie Nelson and Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Willie Nelson at Choteau, Montana (7/3/07)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Budrock took this picture at the Choteau, Montana show on July 3, 2007.  Budrock has a website with other pictures, and photos of his souveniers at

Willie Nelson Reschedules Joplin, Missouri Concert

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


Willie Nelson will perform at the Joplin Memorial Hall, in Joplin, Missouri, on October 28, 2007.  This replaces the show originally scheduled for July 15, 2007.  Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored.  Promotors announced there are still some seats available:  Floor seats for $45, and balcony seats will be $40. A $3 service charge will be added for all tickets. For anyone seeking a refund, the entire ticket price and surcharge will be refunded.

Details: Memorial Hall, (417) 623-3254.

Willie Nelson, Simpsonized

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I Simpsonized Willie.  You can Simpsonize yourself at

Another Woman for Peace

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


A third woman has contributed to a peaceful solution, and has recorded her own version of Willie and Amy Nelson’s song “A Peaceful Solution.”  Willie Nelson’s Peace Research Institute site has posted Patty Ann Smith’s version at, and you can here it here:   Patty’s own version. 

You can hear other versions of “A Peaceful Solution” at the website, and a visit to the site may also inspire you to make your own contributions for peace in your family, your neighborhood, your country, your world.  There is a peaceful solution.

Willie Nelson on “Best of Colbert Report” dvd

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


Willie Nelson’s guest appearance on the Stephen Colbert Show, and the Great Ice Cream Taste Off, will be included in “The Best of the Colbert Report” dvd to be released November 6, 2007.  Stephen invites Willie Nelson on the show to confront him about the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor launched in his honor, “Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler”, and to debate whether his flavor is better than Colbert’s own B&J flavor:  “The Americone Dream.”   Stephen joins Willie in singing “On the Road Again.”  You will be able to buy the dvd at

The sketch is on you-tube, if you missed it, or you can wait and buy this dvd.


Tuesday, July 31st, 2007


Shaye is the band that opened for Willie Nelson & Family on their Canadian Tour this summer:  Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean

They have a website at, where you can learn more about them and sample their music.  Their latest album Lake on Fire is on sale now.  They also have a myspace space at

Willie Nelson’s Handprints

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

See Willie Nelson on television

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The Big Bounce

Starring Owen Wilson, Sara Foster, Willie Nelson, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Gary Sinise, Bebe Neuwirth, Vinnie Jones.  Directed by George Armitage.

An ex-con teams with a sexy grifter to rip off a real-estate tycoon in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel. 2005. Tue Jul 31 12:40P on More Max
Thu Aug 2 11:30A on HBO
Tue Aug 7 07:25P on HBO Zone
Sun Aug 12 04:25A on HBO Zone
Mon Aug 13 05:30P on HBO
Wed Aug 15 03:50P on HBO Zone
Fri Aug 17 08:00A on HBO
Tue Aug 21 04:00P on HBO
Thu Aug 23 05:20P on HBO Zone

The Dukes of Hazzard

Starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scot, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson, M C Gainey, David Koechner, Lynda Carter, Michael Weston, Joe Don Baker, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. 

Backwoods cousins run moonshine, race cars and brawl in a big-screen adaptation of the tv series (1979-85).  2005

Sun Jul 29 09:10A on More Max
Wed Aug 1 04:15P on HBO
Sat Aug 4 03:30P, 11:30 on HBO Zone 
Mon Aug 6 03:00P on HBO
Thu Aug 9 08:15A on HBO
Sun Aug 12 12:15P on HBO
Wed Aug 15 07:05P on HBO Zone
Fri Aug 17 12:45P on HBO Signature
Fri Aug 17 10:00P on HBO Signature
Sun Aug 19 11:45A on HBO Zone
Sun Aug 19 09:00P on HBO Zone Wed
Aug 22 06:30A on HBO Sat
Aug 25 09:15A on HBO
Sat Aug 25 06:15P on HBO

Baby Wyatt meets Willie Nelson

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Sheryl Crow introduces her baby Wyatt to Willie Nelson backstage at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago Saturday, July 28, 2007. 

He doesn’t look too excited right now, but someday he will be thrilled.  Well, actually, he does look a little appropriately awed.  “Is that really Willie Nelson holding my foot?”