Archive for March, 2009

Willie Nelson Art

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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http://matthewporterart.blogspot.com

Willie Nelson’s, ‘Hallelujah’

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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http://thehurstreview.wordpress.com
by Josh Hurst

Would you believe that I went to not just one, but four separate stores this morning, in search of the spectacular new Leonard Cohen live album, only to be disappointed? I’ve heard it already, obviously– thanks, NPR!– so I suppose I can stand to wait a few more days for a hard copy to arrive from Amazon.

In the meantime, what’s your favorite version of “Hallelujah,” the oft-covered song that stands as arguably Cohen’s greatest, most enduringly popular work?

I’ve recently come to believe that Willie Nelson’s version– he plays it as a somber, understated country waltz on his sorely underappreciated album Songbird– is the best version of the song that I’ve heard, at least recently.

WLE NLSN

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

This is a picture of Dee, of Virginia’s car.  Dee has tattoos of Willie Nelson, and her home is full of Willie Nelson pictures and memorabilia.  Articles have been written about her fan-ness.  And she is a very nice person, too.

Willie Nelson, Fillmore, San Francisco (1/09)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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I took this in January.

Willie Nelson Fan Club Ticket Pre-Sales (4/1/09)

Monday, March 30th, 2009

 


www.ClubLuck.WillieNelson.com

Willie Nelson’s official on-line Fan Club,
www.ClubLuck.WillieNelson.com, is offering a pre-sale for the following shows.  Note, you have to be a member of Club Luck to access the site to purchase these tickets before they go on sale to the public.  But it’s only $29.00 per year; well worth the chance to get those close up seats when you can.  Membership has lots of other benefits, too.

May 21stThe Rosebud Theatre in Effingham, IL On-Sale Weds April 1 (new date) at 10am Venue Time
**Platinum Seats available!**

Club Luck tickets still available for:

  • June 2ndInnsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen, VA On-Sale Now!
    **Gold Circle Seats still available!**

If you aren’t a Club Luck member, you can join Club Luck and get instant access to all of these tickets and more by going to http://clubluck.willienelson.com.

Please check Willie’s tour schedule for new dates and more upcoming pre-sales soon!

Top Ten Farm Aid Myths

Monday, March 30th, 2009


www.FarmAid.org

One thing that we notice every concert season, is that we hear from a lot of people that have a Farm Aid story of their own. We love to hear these stories but every now and then we hear a few details that could use a tune up. Here are some of the most common ones:

1. Willie works out of the Farm Aid office.

Wouldn’t that be nice! Willie is a wonderful board president and very dedicated to Farm Aid. He calls the office regularly. However, he is “on the road again” more often than not (but we still hope that one day he will drop in for lunch!).

2. Farm Aid funds are used to lobby in Washington.

Farm Aid does not send staffers to Washington to lobby. However, we do work with many organizations that work at the national level to create better food and farm policy. We use these professional relationships to pass on to our supporters any vital information that you might need to urge your own lawmakers to support your priorities. In a Farm Bill year, such as this one, fact-finding and information sharing is critical.

3. Farm Aid funds go directly to farmers.

This is perhaps one of the most common things we hear from folks who are just learning about Farm Aid. We cannot, in fact, support any part of a farmer’s business. In cases of personal or natural disaster, Farm Aid can send small grants to farmers for household needs – like groceries and utility bills. We believe that our grant dollars have the most impact when we fund community-based projects that share our mission: keeping family farmers on the land and thriving. These groups also work with hundreds and thousands of farmers each year – meaning that the money that we raise can help many, many more farmers than if we worked directly in farm loans or debt.

4. There are many Farm Aid concerts every year.

While some of us think that would be fun, our staff works hard on our one annual fundraising concert. For the rest of the year, we work on food and farm issues. Our work is grounded in what farmers and consumers tell us is needed to secure a thriving food and farm future for all.

5. Hundreds of people work for Farm Aid.

Right now, we have a staff of eleven. We all work on concert related jobs and go to the show. However, we also bring on many experts to make the show a great success. Between production staff, concert staff, Farm Aid staff, volunteers and local organizers, hundreds of people do spend a part of their summer working on the show.

6. Farm Aid only works with large, corporate farms.

Farm Aid works on behalf of family farmers. Our hotline and the programs that we fund are open to any who want to participate. This confusion may arise from the very public debate on subsidies, the majority of which go to corporate farms, which are often referred to as “farm aid”.

7. Farm Aid only works with organic farmers.

Many of the farmers and organizations that we work with are actively involved in organics. Just like the last question, however, Farm Aid works with all farmers. Our interest in organics, sustainable agriculture, direct marketing and other alternative kinds of farming, come from the enthusiasm we hear from the farmers themselves who work in the ‘field’. We whole-heartedly want to bring the message of farm success stories to farm country and consumerland – organics is not the whole story but it is a definite part of this message.

8. There is a Farm Aid office in every state.

We are the one and only. Believe it or not, our staff of eleven, in Somerville, Massachusetts is the only year-round Farm Aid staff.

9. Farm Aid is based in Illinois.

It would make sense. The first Farm Aid concert was in Illinois and for years we maintained an account for donations in Champaign (that address is now defunct). When Farm Aid began, Willie asked our esteemed Executive Director Carolyn Mugar to help steer the ship. As a Massachusetts native, Carolyn agreed to the job so long as she could work close to home. And, in fact, the early days of Farm Aid the office was her kitchen table!

10. The Farm Aid concert is just like any other concert.

For anyone who has been to one of our shows, We hope that you already know the answer to this but for those who couldn’t make it: Anyone who works at or has attended a Farm Aid concert, they can tell you that it has a soul (that’s what Guster called it this year). We work hard to make this concert a celebration of the wonderful world of food and farming. This year, the food really carried this message but when Willie plays, it always sounds a little bit like a pat on the back to all the farmers in the audience. When Neil plays, he cheers on the consumer who is driving the movement from the other end of the equation. All the artists donate their time and travel, so do hundreds of volunteers. It’s also the day of the year when a 20 hour work day makes everyone smile.

Willie Nelson Filmography from Turner Classic Movies

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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www.tcm.com has a bunch of information about Willie Nelson.  Well worth the visit.  Here’s the filmography they provide.   Note, the links aren’t live; to get to a live link, go to:
http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/participant.jsp?spid=139978&apid=176020&category=filmography&action=more


1. Surfer, Dude (2008) as Cast (credited as Willie Nelson)
2. Beer for My Horses (2008) as Charlie (credited as Willie Nelson)
3. Swing Vote (2008) as Himself (credited as Willie Nelson)
4. Unforeseen, The (2008) as Cast (credited as Willie Nelson)
5. Blonde Ambition (2007) as Cast (credited as Willie Nelson)
6. Broken Bridges (2006) as Cast (credited as Willie Nelson)
7. Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005) as Uncle Jessie (credited as Willie Nelson)
8. Big Bounce, The (2004) as Joe Lurie
9. Country Bears, The (2002) as Himself
10. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) as Himself
11. Dill Scallion (1999) as Himself
12. Half Baked (1998) as Actor (Cameo Appearance)
13. Wag the Dog (1997) as Johnny Green
14. Anthem (1997) as Himself
15. Gone Fishin’ (1997) as Billy “Catch” Pooler
16. Starlight (1996) as Grampa Lium
17. Walking After Midnight (1988) as Actor
18. Red-Headed Stranger (1986) as Reverend Julian Shay
19. Songwriter (1984) as Doc Jenkins
20. Hells Angels Forever (1983) as Actor
21. Barbarosa (1982) as Barbarosa
22. Thief (1981) as Okla
23. Honeysuckle Rose (1980) as Buck
24. The Electric Horseman (1979) as Wendell Hixson
25. Poem Is a Naked Person, A (1974) as Cast (credited as Willie Nelson)
26. Wild Bunch, The (1000) as Voice (credited as Willie Nelson)
Producer (Feature Film):


27. Red-Headed Stranger (1986) as Producer
28. Streetwise (1984) as Executive Producer
Music (Feature Film):


29. W. (2008) as Song Performer (¿Mammas Don¿T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys¿) (credited as Willie Nelson)
30. Swing Vote (2008) as Song Performer (“Always On My Mind”) (credited as Willie Nelson)
31. Beer for My Horses (2008) as Song Performer (¿Beer For My Horses¿) (credited as Willie Nelson)
32. Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights–Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) as Song (“On The Road Again”), Song Performer (“Georgia On My Mind”), Song Performer (“On The Road Again”) (credited as Willie Nelson)
33. Catch and Release (2007) as Song Performer (¿Mammas Don¿T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys¿) (credited as Willie Nelson)
34. Beerfest (2006) as Song Performer (“I Gotta Get Drunk”), Song (“I Gotta Get Drunk”) (credited as Willie Nelson)
35. Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005) as Music
36. Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005) as Song Performer (“Good Ol’ Boys”) (credited as Willie Nelson)
37. In the Cut (2003) as Song (“I Just Can’T Let You Say Goodbye”) (credited as Willie Nelson)
38. World Traveler (2002) as Song Performer
39. Rookie, The (2002) as Song Performer (“Nothing I Can Do About It Now”)
40. Shrek (2001) as Composer
41. Space Cowboys (2000) as Song Performer (“Still Crazy After All These Years”)
42. Committed (2000) as Song (“Hello Walls”)
43. Bride of Chucky (1998) as Song (“Crazy”)
44. Primary Colors (1998) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again”), Song
45. In & Out (1997) as Song (“Crazy”)
46. Gone Fishin’ (1997) as Song Performer (“Down In The Everglades”)
47. People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996) as Song (“Hello Walls”)
48. Some Mother’s Son (1996) as Song (“Crazy”)
49. Michael (1996) as Song Performer (“What A Wonderful World”)
50. Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996) as Song (“Funny How Time Slips Away”)
51. Run Of The Country, The (1995) as Song (“Crazy”)
52. Forrest Gump (1994) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again”), Song
53. Perfect World, A (1993) as Song Performer (“Funny How Time Slips Away”), Songs (“Night Life” “Funny How Time Slips Away”)
54. Flesh and Bone (1993) as Song Performer (“Stardust”)
55. Thing Called Love, The (1993) as Song (“Crazy”)
56. Jennifer Eight (1992) as Song Performer (“Someone To Watch Over Me”)
57. Honeymoon In Vegas (1992) as Song Performer (“Blue Hawaii”)
58. My Cousin Vinny (1992) as Song (“Funny How Time Slips Away”)
59. Falling From Grace (1992) as Song Performer (“Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground”), Song
60. Doc Hollywood (1991) as Song (“Crazy”)
61. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991) as Songs
62. Welcome Home (1989) as Theme Song Performer
63. Full Moon in Blue Water (1988) as Song Performer (“Don’T Get Around Much Any More”)
64. Colors (1988) as Song Performer (“Bloody Mary Morning”), Song
65. Walking After Midnight (1988) as Music
66. Crimes Of The Heart (1986) as Song Performer (“Don’T Fence Me In”)
67. Desert Hearts (1986) as Song (“Crazy”)
68. 1918 (1985) as Song Performer
69. Porky’s Revenge (1985) as Song Performer (“Love Me Tender”)
70. Songwriter (1984) as Songs (“Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy” “Songwriter”)
71. Best Defense (1984) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again”), Song
72. Rich and Famous (1981) as Song Performer (“On The Sunny Side Of The Street”)
73. Melvin and Howard (1980) as Song (“Hello Walls”)
74. Honeysuckle Rose (1980) as Songs (“On The Road Again” “Crazy” “My Own Pecular Way” “Yesterday’S Wine” “Angels Flying Too Close To The Ground” “There’S Two Sides To Every Story” “Uncloudy Day” “So You Think You’Re A Cowboy”), Music
75. The Electric Horseman (1979) as Title Song Performer
76. Players (1979) as Song (“I Can Get Off On You”)
77. Voices (1979) as Song Performer (“Bubbles In My Beer”)
Special Thanks (Feature Film):


78. Ballad Of The Sad Cafe, The (1991) as Special Thanks
Cast (Special):


79. Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels (2004) as Host of a Special (TV/Other)
80. 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (2004) as Music Performer in a Special (TV/Other)
81. 30th Annual American Music Awards, The (2003) as Appearance in a Special (TV/Other)
82. Intimate Portrait: Dixie Chicks (2003) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
83. Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin’ (2003) as Honoree in a Special (TV/Other)
84. Countdown to the American Music Awards (2003) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
85. 35th Annual CMA Awards, The (2001) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
86. Farm Aid 2001 (2001) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
87. America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001) null in a Special (TV/Other)
88. Korean War Stories (2001) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
89. VH1 Presents the ’80s (2001) as Interviewee (“Music And Politics”) in a Special (TV/Other)
90. American Roots Music (2001) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
91. Crossover (2001) null in a Special (TV/Other)
92. CMT Inside Fame: Willie Nelson (2001) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
93. Willie Nelson Live By Request (2000) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
94. Farm Aid 2000 (2000) null in a Special (TV/Other)
95. Stand and Be Counted (2000) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
96. Willie Nelson’s Teatro (1999) null in a Special (TV/Other)
97. Woodstock 99 (1999) null in a Special (TV/Other)
98. Farm Aid ’99 (1999) as Host in a Special (TV/Other)
99. All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash, An (1999) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
100. Making of Ride With Bob, The (1999) null in a Special (TV/Other)
101. 1999 Billboard Music Awards, The (1999) null in a Special (TV/Other)
102. Merle Haggard: For the Record (1999) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
103. Ryman Country Homecoming III (1999) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
104. Kris Kristofferson (1999) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
105. Ryman Country Homecoming (1999) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
106. Farm Aid ’98 (1998) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
107. Gary Busey: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
108. Johnny Cash: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
109. Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (1998) null in a Special (TV/Other)
110. Kennedy Center Honors, The (1998) as Honoree in a Special (TV/Other)
111. Roger Miller Remembered (1998) null in a Special (TV/Other)
112. TNN Live With Willie Nelson (1998) null in a Special (TV/Other)
113. Life and Times of Willie Nelson, The (1997) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
114. CMT Presents: The Kings Covers (1997) null in a Special (TV/Other)
115. Willie Nelson: Going Home (1997) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
116. Willie Nelson: Down Home (1997) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
117. Farm Aid 97 (1997) null in a Special (TV/Other)
118. Farm Aid: Hope From the Heartland (1997) as Host in a Special (TV/Other)
119. TNN Live With Willie Nelson (1997) null in a Special (TV/Other)
120. Farm Aid 96 (1996) null in a Special (TV/Other)
121. Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds, The (1996) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
122. Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (1996) null in a Special (TV/Other)
123. America’s Music: The Roots of Country (1996) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
124. Kris Kristofferson: Songwriter (1995) null in a Special (TV/Other)
125. Farm Aid: 10th Anniversary Concert (1995) null in a Special (TV/Other)
126. Music City News Country Songwriters Awards (1995) as Performer (Kris Kristofferson Salute) in a Special (TV/Other)
127. Evening of Country Greats: A Hall of Fame Celebration, An (1995) null in a Special (TV/Other)
128. 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1995) as Performer in a Special (TV/Other)
129. Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
130. 29th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1995) as Performer in a Special (TV/Other)
131. TNN Music City News Country Awards (1995) as Performer in a Special (TV/Other)
132. Willie Nelson: My Life (1994) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
133. Coming & Going (1994) null in a Special (TV/Other)
134. Backstage With Tanya Tucker (1994) null in a Special (TV/Other)
135. 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1994) null in a Special (TV/Other)
136. Sinatra Duets (1994) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
137. Remembering Patsy Cline (1994) as Interviewee in a Special (TV/Other)
138. Merle Haggard: An American Story (1994) as Narration of a Special (TV/Other)
139. Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, The (1993) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
140. Willie Nelson The Big Six-O: An All-Star Birthday Celebration (1993) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
141. 27th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1993) null in a Special (TV/Other)
142. Farm Aid VI (1993) null in a Special (TV/Other)
143. Legend to Legend Night (1993) null in a Special (TV/Other)
144. Day in the Life of Country Music, A (1993) null in a Special (TV/Other)
145. Country Music Celebration, A (1993) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
146. Willie Nelson Salutes Texas (1993) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
147. 1992 Grammy Awards (1992) as Presenter in a Special (TV/Other)
148. Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul (1992) null in a Special (TV/Other)
149. Highwaymen, The (1992) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
150. Willie Nelson at the Swap Shop: A Live Album (1992) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
151. MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon (1992) null in a Special (TV/Other)
152. Columbia Records Celebrates the Music of Bob Dylan (1992) null in a Special (TV/Other)
153. Dangerous Game of Fame (1992) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
154. 27th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1992) null in a Special (TV/Other)
155. Farm Aid V (1992) null in a Special (TV/Other)
156. 18th Annual People’s Choice Awards, The (1992) as Presenter in a Special (TV/Other)
157. Williams & Ree Comedy Central (1991) null in a Special (TV/Other)
158. Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! (1991) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
159. 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1991) null in a Special (TV/Other)
160. Highwaymen Live! (1991) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
161. Farm Aid IV (1990) as Host in a Special (TV/Other)
162. In the Hank Williams Tradition (1990) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
163. TNN’s All-Star Salute to Country Music (1990) null in a Special (TV/Other)
164. Grammy Living Legends (1989) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
165. Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
166. 24th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1989) null in a Special (TV/Other)
167. American Music Awards, The (1989) null in a Special (TV/Other)
168. Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong (1989) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
169. Viva Miami! The Night of Super Sounds (1989) null in a Special (TV/Other)
170. Country Music Celebration: The 30th Anniversary of the Country Music Assocation, A (1988) null in a Special (TV/Other)
171. Willie Nelson, Texas Style (1988) as Host in a Special (TV/Other)
172. 23rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (1988) null in a Special (TV/Other)
173. All Star Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, An (1988) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
174. Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration (1988) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
175. Don Johnson’s Music Video Feature Heartbeat (1987) null in a Special (TV/Other)
176. Session With Chet Atkins, Certified Guitar Player, A (1987) null in a Special (TV/Other)
177. Willie Nelson’s Picnic (1987) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
178. Country Music Legends (1987) null in a Special (TV/Other)
179. Texas 150: A Celebration Special (1986) null in a Special (TV/Other)
180. 60th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, The (1986) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
181. Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, The (1986) as Actor in a Special (TV/Other)
182. 20th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1986) as Host in a Special (TV/Other)
183. Alabama… My Home’s in Alabama (1986) null in a Special (TV/Other)
184. Liberty Weekend (1986) null in a Special (TV/Other)
185. Door Is Always Open, The (1985) as Guest in a Special (TV/Other)
186. 19th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1985) null in a Special (TV/Other)
187. Country Comes Home (1984) as Guest in a Special (TV/Other)
188. Glen Campbell and Friends: The Silver Anniversary (1984) null in a Special (TV/Other)
189. 18th Annual Country Music Association Awards, The (1984) null in a Special (TV/Other)
190. Johnny Cash: Christmas on the Road (1984) null in a Special (TV/Other)
191. Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope’s Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala (1982) null in a Special (TV/Other)
192. Bob & Ray & Jane, Laraine & Gilda (1981) null in a Special (TV/Other)
Writer (Special):


193. Willie Nelson, Texas Style (1988) as Writer of a Special (TV/Other)
Producer (Special):


194. Farm Aid IV (1990) as Executive Producer of a Special (TV/Other)
195. Willie Nelson, Texas Style (1988) as Executive Producer of a Special (TV/Other)
196. Willie Nelson’s Picnic (1987) as Executive Producer of a Special (TV/Other)
197. Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, The (1986) as Executive Producer of a Special (TV/Other)
Music (Special):


198. Taxicab Confessions 2003: Girls Like It Hot (2003) as Song Performer (“Stardust”) of a Special (TV/Other)
199. Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin’ (2003) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
200. 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, The (2003) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
201. 35th Annual CMA Awards, The (2001) as Song Performer (“I’Ll Be There For You”) of a Special (TV/Other)
202. Farm Aid 2001 (2001) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
203. Taxicab Confessions 2001: All’s Fare in Love & Vegas (2001) as Song Performer (“Over The Rainbow” (Close) of a Special (TV/Other)
204. Korean War Stories (2001) as Song (“Jimmy’S Road”), Song Performer (“Jimmy’S Road”) of a Special (TV/Other)
205. Willie Nelson Live By Request (2000) as Guitarist, Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
206. Merle Haggard: For the Record (1999) as Song (“A Place To Fall Apart”) of a Special (TV/Other)
207. Ryman Country Homecoming (1999) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again” “Mamas Don’T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” “You Are Always On My Mind” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”) of a Special (TV/Other)
208. Farm Aid ’99 (1999) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
209. All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash, An (1999) as Song Performer (“I Still Miss Someone” “Jackson”) of a Special (TV/Other)
210. Ryman Country Homecoming III (1999) as Song Performer (“Family Bible”) of a Special (TV/Other)
211. Farm Aid ’98 (1998) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
212. Willie Nelson: Going Home (1997) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
213. Willie Nelson: Down Home (1997) as Songs /Song Performer (“Crazy” “Funny How Time Slips Away” “Nightlife” “Bloody Mary Morning” “Always On My Mind” “Song For You”) of a Special (TV/Other)
214. Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds, The (1996) as Song Performer (“The Warmth Of The Sun”) of a Special (TV/Other)
215. “We Are the World”: A 10th Anniversary Tribute (1995) as Song Performer (“We Are The World”) of a Special (TV/Other)
216. Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995) as Song Performer (“All The Things You Are”) of a Special (TV/Other)
217. Sinatra Duets (1994) as Song Performer (“A Foggy Day”) of a Special (TV/Other)
218. Willie Nelson: My Life (1994) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again” “Stardust” “Seven Spanish Angels” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”) of a Special (TV/Other)
219. Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, The (1993) as Song Performer: “What Was It You Wanted?”, “I’Ll Be Your Baby Tonight” of a Special (TV/Other)
220. Willie Nelson The Big Six-O: An All-Star Birthday Celebration (1993) as Song Performer (“Pancho & Lefty”) of a Special (TV/Other)
221. Willie Nelson Salutes Texas (1993) as Song Performer (“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” “Crazy” “Night Life” “Heartland” “”Valentine” “Family Bible” “Who Will Buy My Memories” “Jimmy’S Road” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” “It Should Be Easier Now” “Pretend I Never Happened” “I Still Can’T Believ, Song (“Heartland”) of a Special (TV/Other)
222. Country Music Celebration, A (1993) as Song Performer (“From The Heartland” “Full Circle”) of a Special (TV/Other)
223. Highwaymen, The (1992) as Song Performer (“Mamas, Don’T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”) of a Special (TV/Other)
224. Willie Nelson at the Swap Shop: A Live Album (1992) as Song Performer (“Whiskey River” “Night Life” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” “On The Road Again” “You Were Always On My Mind” “Seven Spanish Angels” “City Of New Orleans”) of a Special (TV/Other)
225. Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! (1991) as Song Performer (“Seven Spanish Angels”) of a Special (TV/Other)
226. Highwaymen Live! (1991) as Song Performer (“Highwayman!” “Desperados Waiting For A Train” “Big River” “Always On My Mind” “On The Road Again”) of a Special (TV/Other)
227. In the Hank Williams Tradition (1990) as Song Performer (“My Bucket’S Got A Hole In It”) of a Special (TV/Other)
228. Farm Aid IV (1990) as Song Performer (“Whiskey River” “Blues Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain” “This Land Is Your Land”) of a Special (TV/Other)
229. Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989) as Song Performer of a Special (TV/Other)
230. Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong (1989) as Song Performer (“Something Inside So Strong” “Stardust” “Is The Better Part Over?”) of a Special (TV/Other)
231. Grammy Living Legends (1989) as Song Performer (“I Saw The Light”) of a Special (TV/Other)
232. Willie Nelson, Texas Style (1988) as Song Performer (“Always On My Mind” “Mamas, Don’T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” “On The Road Again” “Boogie Back To Texas” “The House Of Blue Lights” “Georgia On My Mind” “South Of The Border” “On The Western Skyline” “There Was Nobody There But of a Special (TV/Other)
233. Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration (1988) as Song Performer (“Blue Skies”) of a Special (TV/Other)
234. All Star Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, An (1988) as Song Performer (“Goodnight Irene”) of a Special (TV/Other)
235. Grand Night: The Performing Arts Salute Public Television, A (1988) as Song Performer (“Georgia On My Mind”) of a Special (TV/Other)
236. 60th Anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, The (1986) as Song Performer (“Walking The Floor Over You” “Waltz Across Texas”) of a Special (TV/Other)
237. Best of Farm Aid: An American Event, The (1986) as Song Performer (“On The Road Again” “City Of New Orleans”) of a Special (TV/Other)
Special Thanks (Special):


238. Dangerous Game of Fame (1992) as Special Thanks of a Special (TV/Other)
Special Thanks (TV Mini-Series):


239. Lonesome Dove (1989) (credited as Willie Nelson) (TV Mini-Series)
Cast (Made For TV Movie):


240. Outlaw Justice (1999) as Lee (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
241. Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995) as Himself (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
242. Wild Texas Wind (1991) as Himself (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
243. Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991) as Billy Roy Barker (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
244. Pair of Aces (1990) as Billy Roy Barker (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
245. Where the Hell’s That Gold?!!? (1988) as Cross (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
246. Baja Oklahoma (1988) as Himself (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
247. Once Upon a Texas Train (1988) as John Henry Lee (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
248. Stagecoach (1986) as Doc Holliday (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
249. Last Days of Frank and Jesse James, The (1986) as General Jo Shelby (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
250. Coming Out of The Ice (1982) as Red Loon (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
Producer (Made For TV Movie):


251. Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991) as Executive Producer (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
252. Pair of Aces (1990) as Executive Producer (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
253. Stagecoach (1986) as Executive Producer (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
Music (Made For TV Movie):


254. Uncle Frank (2003) as Song Performer, Song (credited as Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
255. Outlaw Justice (1999) as Song Performer, Song (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
256. Edie & Pen (1996) as Song Performer, Song (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
257. Baja Oklahoma (1988) as Song Performer, Song (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
258. Stagecoach (1986) as Song Performer, Music (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
259. Swan Song (1980) (credited as Willie Nelson) (Made For TV Movie)
 

KUT Radio’s ‘Amazing Grace': The Story of Willie Nelson

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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KUT’s award-winning Texas Music Matters series tells the little known story of Willie Nelson’s musical beginnings in Texas.

The documentary Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson includes interviews with some of Nelson’s closest friends, Turk Pipkin, Ray Price and a number of celebrities who’ve performed with Nelson – among them Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson and John Mellencamp. There’s also the rare opportunity to hear demo sessions that Nelson recorded in Nashville.

And then there’s Willie Nelson, who tells his own story. This, alone, is worth the price of admission, as are the early demos.

David Brown wrote and narrated this doc, and he had helped from KUT’s Texas Music Matters unit and independent radio producer Michael May. This documentary debuted in 2008, but we found a good excuse to bring it back: it won two National Headliners Awards, including the Grand Prize for Radio.

On this next edition of Texas Music Matters: it’s the little-known story of a Texas boy born in the Depression, whose American odyssey would turn him into an international icon and one of his generation’s greatest songwriters. Join us for Texas Music Matters’ award-winning documentary “Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson”, as we honor the birthday of this legendary artist. 

The show is an hour long, and you can listen to it here:  Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download (149)

http://texasmusicmatters.kut.org/2009/02/27/on-the-big-show-the-story-of-willie-nelson/

Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Willie Nelson interview

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Thanks to Texas Clem for finding this news article by Erica Harpold on Willie Nelson, Carl’s Corner and biofuel.

Willie Nelson and Angie Dickinson

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Willie Nelson and Angie Dickinson, from the movie, “Once Upon A Texas Train”

Shows at Willie Nelson’s Night Life Theater, Carl’s Corner, Texas

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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photo by:  Bart Fields
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartfields/3305711664/

April 3, 2009

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This is a
Free Show!
April 4, 2009

Gary P. Nunn

Get tickets at Carl’s
April 10, 2009

Wade Bowen

April 11, 2009

Charlie Robison

April 17, 2009

Junior Brown

April 18, 2009

Billy Joe Shaver

April 24, 2009

Bruce Robinson

April 25, 2009

Paula Nelson

May 1, 2009

Tommy Alverson

For more info: www.WilliesPlaceTheater.com 

****  All dates subject to change

See Willie Nelson in Barbarosa

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Willie Nelson stars in ‘Barbarosa,’ which will air next Saturday on Turner Classic Movies.  This movie was released in 1982.

News from Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, Texas

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Janis from Texas reports that the Blue Skies Cafe at Carl’s Corner Truck Stop is now open 24 hours a day.  The perfect spot for that late night snack!

Willie Nelson

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Willie Nelson in London 2005