Archive for September, 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

We have a winner! Come on down, Jim, and claim your prize

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Congratulations to Jim, who was the 12th one to e-mail me, and wins a copy of Willie Nelson and Mike Blakely’s new book, ‘A Tale Out of Luck.”  Jim, send me your address, and I’ll send you a copy of the book.

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me, and thanks for all your kind words.  I sincerely appreciate it.

Willie Nelson, at Stubbs Waller Greek Amphitheater

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Willie Nelson Picks of the Week

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Willie Nelson & Family in Clay Center, WV (9/30/08)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Willie Nelson EmmyLou Harris, Daniel Lanois: The Maker (Teatro)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008


What are you reading?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008


Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney, Farm Aid 2008

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

You didn’t think I was done posting Farm Aid pics, did you?

Visit their site,; lots of information for farmers and supporters of the family farm.

Willie Nelson Podcasts, by Legacy Records

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

by Andy Cahn

Legacy Records has posted another Willie Nelson webcast, and you can download it at:

Paul English fills us in on the third True Outlaw Story from Willie Nelson’s classic song “Me and Paul.”   He takes us back to Buffalo for a “package show with Kitty Wells and Charley Pride.”  

Photo by: Scott Newton,

mp3s of Farm Aid Concert

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Thanks to for sharing music at their site.  Visit their site to download.

Live at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, September 20, 2008. TV HD broadcast.

Jerry Lee Lewis
Roll Over Beethoven (4.1MB)
You Win Again (5.1MB)
Don’t Want to Be Lonely (7.5MB)
Before the Night Is Over (5.6MB)
Whole Lotta Shakin Going On (4.9MB)
Great Balls Of Fire (4.7MB)

The Pretenders
 Boots of Chinese Plastic (4.1MB)
 Don’t Cut Your Hair (3.6MB)
Talk Of The Town (4.9MB)
 Rosalee (6.4MB)
Back On The Chain Gang (5.9MB)
Love’s A Mystery (4.4MB)
Thumbelina (5.2MB)

Willie Nelson
 Whiskey River (3.0MB)
 Still Is Still Moving To Me (4.2MB)
Beer For My Horses (3.9MB)
 Funny How Time Slips Away (4.2MB)
 Crazy > Night Life (6.9MB)
Down Yonder (2.5MB)
Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (3.3MB)
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (4.7MB)
On The Road Again (1.8MB)

[no label, 1CD] Massachusetts, September 20, 2008. Ex(cellent) digital broadcast stereo.

Pink Houses (7.9MB)
Check It Out (8.2MB)
Minutes to Memories (6.7MB)
 Small Town (7.5MB)
 Rain On The Scarecrow (6.5MB)
 Troubled Land (5.0MB)
 If I Die Sudden (9.6MB)
 The Authority Song (9.8MB)

Love And Only Love (11.8MB)
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (6.6MB)
Powderfinger (11.0MB)
Mother Earth (6.5MB)
Unknown Legend (6.7MB)
Old Man (5.7MB)
Get Back To The Country (4.6MB)
A Day In The Life (10.7MB)

Bartender (9.2MB)
So Damn Lucky (10.9MB)
Cornbread (7.8MB)
Stay Or Leave (7.5MB)
Crush (12.1MB)
Where Are You Going (5.9MB)
Ants Marching (6.9MB)

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Win a Free Copy of Willie Nelson’s, “Tale Out of Luck” book

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A Tale Out of Luck: A Novel

Hey, with all the excitement of Farm Aid and everything, I forgot that I have two more books to give away!  The publisher, Hatchett Books, kindly sent me some books to give away to fans.

Whoever is the 12th person to e-mail me at FlorenceEm @ aol, will win a free copy of the book!

A Tale Out of Luck
by Willie Nelson, with Mike Blakely
Publication:  September 3, 2008

A former Texas Ranger and veteran of the Texas War for Independence, Captain Hank Tomlinson has retired to live in Luck, the town he founded in the new state of Texas.  Now the owner of the Broken Arrow Ranch, he’s determined that his new Kentucky. Thoroughbred mare win the annual race, beating out his rival,  Jack Brennan.  But when the horse goes missing in the night, his son, Jay Blue, and cowhand Skeeter set out to bring her home.  The boys soon find that to get-their horse back, they’ll need the help of the mysterious Jubal Hayes, a mustanger with an unusual appearance and a dark attitude.

Meanwhile, the brutal murder of a stranger leads to a bloody battle and incurs the wrath of Comanche warriors bent on revenge.  As the Texas wild becomes more and more deadly.  Hank must track down the boys before they get caught in the crossfire.  But he may find the gravest danger comes from his own past.

My favorite Willie Nelson bootlegs (4th of July Picnic 2005)

Monday, September 29th, 2008

This is one I made.  It’s one of three from Willie’s Fourth of July Picnic in 2005, at the Stockyards in Fort Worth.  It’s not a seamless production, but it does give you a feel for the picnic and the music.  I didn’t record everyone who played; this one is Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and Family.

Here’s the set list.   

  1. Bob Dylan, I’ll be Your Baby Tonight
  2. Bob Dylan, some song I don’t know,
  3. Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, You Win Again
  4. Bob Dylan, Highway 61
  5. Bob Dylan, Shooting Star
  6. Willie Nelson & Family, Whiskey River
  7. Willie Nelson & Family, Still is Still Moving to Me
  8. Willie Nelson & Family, Whiskey for My Men (Beer for My Horses)
  9. Willie Nelson & Family, Pancho and Lefty
  10. Willie Nelson & Family, w/Lukas Nelson on guitar, “Flooding Down in Texas”
  11. Willie Nelson & Family, Mama, Don’t Let your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
  12. Willie Nelson & Family, The harder they come, the harder they fall
  13. Willie Nelson & Family, Good Hearted Woman

Dress like Willie Nelson

Monday, September 29th, 2008

This is the shirt Willie Nelson wore at Farm Aid 2008, and you can get one just like it for $25.00 at  Willie looks good in it, and so will you.

Willie Nelson adds another date to his tour

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Willie Nelson’s official on-line Fan Club, Club Luck (, announced they will offer a presale for a November 29th show at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, MI.   The presale is for members only, but it is one of the best reasons for joining the club ($29.00/year).  It’s a great resource for news about Willie Nelson and Family, they have unique pictures, videos and and you meet the nicest people there  (other Willie Nelson fans).  The presale starts tomorrow at 10 a.m., so join quickly if you’re interested!:// . 

Also, you can purchase tickets through Club Luck for the following performance:

  • 10/22 – Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, TX - General Admission tickets and the Party Pack still available for a limited time! 
  • Details on Party Pack – $225 if not a Fan Club Member.  Club Luck Members – $195 – includes a GA ticket, early entry, $50 merch gift code, ticket to VIP Pre Party, VIP laminate, Commemorative Poster and $5 off coupon for Live Willie Wristband.