Archive for June, 2012

Paul English Picnic Park, at the Willie Nelson Pednerales Golf Club

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Design and artwork by Zoe Prewitt. Her dad said she drew the picture of Paul from memory. Nice job, Zoe!

Thanks to Janis from Texas and Budrock Prewitt for sending photos from the Pedernales Golf Club yesterday, where she was on hand helping to set up for the tournament today. Yesterday, the crew worked hard, setting up a stage.


a rare moment of sitting down


Willie Nelson @ the Teatro, “I Never Cared For You”

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

John Selman and Budrock Prewitt, photo thanks to Janis Tillerson!

More semi-celebrities at the Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Golf Tournament, happening today!

Willie Nelson’s Cut-N-Putt Golf Course, celebrity tournament (6/30/2012)

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
by:  Brian Sanders

No singing the blues on Willie’s greens:

BRIARCLIFF, Texas (KXAN) – Say this for Willie Nelson: He never seems to be in much of a hurry.

And the country music legend’s latest business venture is a case in point. After 33 years of owning a nine-hole golf course on the property in the village of Briarcliff that he calls his “World Headquarters,” Nelson is finally opening up the greens to the public.

But not necessarily the serious-golfing public. Like just about everything else he does, Willie plays golf by his own rules.

“If you are a real good golfer, and really concerned about how you score, you might want to go to another course,” Nelson told KXAN this week in an exclusive tour of his World Headquarters.

• Photos: Willie’s Cut-N-Putt Golf Course

He described the course as “cooler friendly.” And if you’re wondering about the dress code, there is none.

“Bikinis only,” he laughed. “No more than 12 in a foursome. And if you never have a bad lie then you never have to tell a bad lie.”

The gateway to the course is a piece of ground Nelson named Luck, Texas. And a visit there is like walking on to a movie set. In fact, it was. it was built for Nelson’s move, “Red Headed Stranger” then then used again in the TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove”.

Inside though, is a snapshot of Willie’s music career, complete with a recording studio and countless memories hanging on the walls.

Nelson bought the Cut-N-Putt Golf Course out of bankruptcy in 1979. The the idea for opening the golf course is to offset the expense of keeping up Luck.

“Well, I started looking at all my bills and things and decided, better have something make money,” Nelson said. “I’ve got a bunch of horses over here that cost a lot of money, I’ve got a golf course that costs a lot of money.

“I thought, well let see if we can make enough money on the golf course to pay for the horses.”

On Saturday, Nelson will round up a few friends for his first “Celebrity Golf Tournament” to officially open the course to the public.

He said “officially” because, “I never barred people from playing.”

“Anybody that showed up over there could rent a cart, pay your green fees and play,” he said. “So, this is just our way of letting them know, ‘C’mon and play if you want to.'”

Saturday’s will have it’s own set of rules – like speed golf, six-man scrambles, live music all day and a round of night golf.

“You just get one of those balls that glows in the dark,” he said, “and hit it that way.”

Happy Shoeshine Friday, music lovers! Enjoy some Willie Nelson and have a great day

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Willie Nelson and Trigger

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Painting by Maria Pinto-jeepeeaero

Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, Texas

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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That little Trigger in the corner is about 9″ tall, so cute!

So glad we got pictures of the Willie Nelson collections that were on display at Willie’s Place truck stop at Carl’s Corner, Texas, that was sold to other owners a few years ago.   We have Janis Tillerson to thank gathering up pictures from fans, framing them, and hanging them on the wall, along with posters, and albums and magazines, etc.  She did it a couple times, too, when the truck stop was re-modelled, or something.

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And these are only a few of the walls Janis had put together.

“We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” to be broadcast on PBS, Aug. 10 (released on DVD/CD Aug. 7th)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The all-star Johnny Cash tribute concert presented in Austin, Texas, in April will be released as a DVD/CD set on Aug. 7 by Legacy Recordings. We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash features performances by Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Brandi Carlile and many more. The package also includes live concert shots and portrait photography as well as interviews with all the performers from the concert. A broadcast television version of the special will debut nationally on Aug. 10 on PBS as part of the network’s pledge drive.

Willie Nelson featured in the Private Journey Magazine summer issue

Friday, June 29th, 2012

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Private Journey magazine, the luxury lifestyle publication created for the Ultra-high Net Worth Consumer, is pleased to announce the delivery of its Summer issue. This issue is a celebration of the beauty and spirit of America and features stories based on exclusive interviews with iconic individuals who have helped to shape American culture.

In the ‘Lyrics’ compartment, The Private Journey spoke with legendary singer/songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner Willie Nelson to discuss his new album Heroes on which he teamed up with his sons and artists such as Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver. In ‘The Givers’ compartment, golf superstar, Tiger Woods, shares his journey and his vision of the Tiger Woods Foundation, which provides educational and college access programs for underserved youth.

Celebrated in ‘The Enthusiast’ compartment are two generations of world-class race car drivers, Paul Miller and Bryce Miller. And, in ‘Captivating’ we cover jewelry designers David and Sybil Yurman whose passion for sculpture and painting merged more than 30 years ago to create the eponymous jewelry brand. And, in this issue’s ‘Retreats’ compartment we travel to Amangani, a unique luxury resort nestled at the base of the Teton mountains.

The Private Journey has also covered iconic institutions: The Library of Congress is featured in “America’s Culture Palace” the issue’s ‘Cover Story’; and, featured in the ‘Perspectives’ section, “Faces of America” speaks to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, where the importance of our nation’s presidents and historical figures are illuminated through imagery.

About The Private Journey Magazine:

The Private Journey is a luxury lifestyle publication created to reach the High Net Worth and the Ultra-high Net Worth Consumer…those individuals at the highest level of purchasing power who are driven by quality and seek out the rare and unique in luxury. Each issue features in-depth articles that capture the conquest of the journey and the spirit of the affluent consumer. The Private Journey is a BPA Worldwide member and has been certified that it has a circulation of 96,770 quarterly through distribution in private jets and jet terminals, and select events.

Willie Nelson and Ann Wolfe, Annual Dominoes Match, Luck, Texas

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Thanks to filmmaker Andrew Shapter for sharing photos he took of Willie Nelson and Texas boxer Ann Wolfe, during their annual game.


Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Getting ready for Willie Nelson’s Celebrity Golf Tournament in Austin (June 30, 2012)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Budrock posts the course rules. Thanks to Janis from Texas for sending this photo of the pre game festivities.


Goodie bags!

Remember, there is no on-site registration on Saturday, so you are running out of time if you want to register for the golf tournament. If you don’t golf, you are invited to go and enjoy the festivities as a spectator, and support the many local groups their fundraising efforts are supporting.

For information:

“We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash” available on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray on August 7, 2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release We Walk The The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash in a deluxe CD/DVD set and Blu-ray disc on Tuesday, August 7.

We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was  recorded on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas when an all-star roster of legendary musicians paid tribute to Johnny Cash–his music, his roots, his influence, his heritage–in an unforgettable concert experience.

With Grammy-winning producer Don Was serving as musical director, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash showcased a wide spectrum of sound including Outlaw country pioneers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson), contemporary icons (Ronnie Dunn, Evanescence’s Amy Lee) and Grammy Award winners (Pat Monahan of Train and The Carolina Chocolate Drops).

Featuring an all-star band led by Was with Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen and Greg Leisz, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash includes such remarkable pairings such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow performing “If I Were A Carpenter,” one of several duets recorded by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash; Train’s Pat Monahan and Shelby Lynne trading verses on “It Ain’t Me Babe”; Kris Kristofferson joining Jamey Johnson for “Sunday Morning Comin’ Down,” both returning with Willie Nelson and Shooter Jennings for “The Highwayman.”

Solo highlights on We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash include “Folsom Prison Blues” by Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams’ stunning reinterpretation of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” (performed by johnny cash on american iv:The Man Comes Around)(performed by johnny cash on american iv:the last album released during the artist’s lifetime); and “Long Black Veil” by the acclaimed American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine.

We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash crescendos with more than two-dozen musicians on-stage capping a once-in-a-lifetime concert with an ecstatic rendition of “I Walk The Line.”

The deluxe CD/DVD package includes live concert shots and portrait photography in addition to feature interviews with all the performers from the concert.

A broadcast television version of We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash premieres nationally on Friday, August 10 as part of PBS Pledge.

Also coming August 7, Legacy Recordings will premiere four titles in the label’s newly-curated “Johnny Cash – The Greatest” series including Country Songs, Gospel Songs, Duets, and The Number Ones.

We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash

DVD/Blu-rayFolsom Prison Blues – performed by Brandi CarlileGet Rhythm – performed by Andy GrammerI’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – performed by Amy LeeHey Porter – performed by Buddy MillerWhy Me Lord – performed by Shelby LynneHelp Me Make It Through the Night – performed by Pat MonahanIt Ain’t Me Babe – performed by Shelby Lynne and Pat MonahanSunday Morning Coming Down – performed by Jamey Johnson and Kris KristoffersonJackson – performed by Carolina Chocolate DropsWreck Of The Old 97 – performed by Rhett MillerRing Of Fire – performed by Ronnie DunnCocaine Blues – performed by Shooter JenningsHurt – performed by Lucinda WilliamsThe Long Black Veil – performed by Iron & WineBig River – performed by Kris KristoffersonCry, Cry, Cry – performed by Sheryl CrowIf I Were A Carpenter – performed by Willie Nelson and Sheryl CrowHighwayman – performed by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and Jamey JohnsonI Walk The Line – performed by Full Ensemble

Bonus Features

I Still Miss Someone – rehearsal performance by Willie NelsonThe Man Comes Around – performed by Matthew McConaughey

Johnny Cash, His Life and Music – Artist interviews, Johnny Cash archival footage, more

Walking The Line: The Making of a Celebration – behind-the-scenes of the historic Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Concert Celebration

CD  (same artists/performances as DVD, different order)
Folsom Prison Blues – performed by Brandi Carlile
Ring Of Fire – performed by Ronnie Dunn
Hey Porter – performed by Buddy Miller
Hurt – performed by Lucinda Williams
Wreck Of The Old 97 – performed by Rhett Miller
Jackson – performed by Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Long Black Veil – performed by Iron & Wine
Big River – performed by Kris Kristofferson
Why Me Lord – performed by Shelby Lynne
Help Me Make It Through the Night – performed by Pat Monahan
It Ain’t Me Babe – performed by Shelby Lynne and Pat Monahan
Sunday Morning Coming Down – performed by Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson
Get Rhythm – performed by Andy Grammer
Cocaine Blues – performed by Shooter Jennings
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – performed by Amy Lee
Cry, Cry, Cry – performed by Sheryl Crow
I Still Miss Someone – rehearsal performance by Willie Nelson
If I Were A Carpenter – performed by Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow
Highwayman – performed by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson
I Walk The Line – performed by Full Ensemble

Willie Nelson’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, Pedernales Golf Course — This Saturday! (June 30, 2012)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Join Willie Nelson on June 30th to celebrate the  re-opening of his Texas Hill Country 9-hole golf course to the public and give back to Central Texas at the same time. Willie is hosting the 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on June 30th at the Pedernales Cut N Putt Golf Club. The tournament will benefit four central Texas charities: Pedernales Fire Department, Helping Hands Ministries of Spicewood, The Children’s Music Foundation of Austin, and RunTex Carrozza Foundation.

The event will include various golf options, food, and an all day concert.. Celebrities and local personalities scheduled to attend include Willie Nelson, Josh Grider, Greg Hamilton, Sonny Throckmorton, Amy Nelson, Bobby Boyd, Ray Benson and Earl Campbell.

A silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. with many special one-of-a-kind items , including donations from Willie Nelson, RunTex, Capital of Texas Stoneworks,,

Adara Salon, Martha League-Calhoun Gallery, Photographer Christopher Durst, Earl Campbell, and Coach Darrell Royal. With help from current sponsors, RFDTV, RURALTV, Clair, Guitar Charlie, Florida Coach, Texas Roadhouse, Live Nation, The Backyard, Bad Boy Mowers, Mary Janes, and Music One Live, the event will be a success for all four charities.

The golfing events of the day start with three Shotgun Willie starts, speed golf at 10 a.m. followed by two rounds of six man 9-hole scrambles. The day will end with a friendly Night Life Golf competition to begin after a beautiful Hill Country sunset. Shine your tshirt, walking shoes and golf bags and register early or you will certainly miss the first of many.

The tournament will also feature live music all day long. The line up of the many musicians that have volunteered their time and talents, include Paula Nelson, Sonny Throckmorton, Folk Uke, Zach Edwards, Jeena & Her Band of Brothers, Billy Joe Shaver and Jamey Johnson. Stay tuned for more artists to be added.

Willie Nelson’s 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held on June 30th, 2012 at Pedernales Cut N Putt in Spicewood, Texas. Register and purchase tickets now at to guarantee attendance to this memorable event.

Everyone is urged to bring can goods and non-perishable food items for the Helping Hands Crisis Ministries food bank. The Tournament is still accepting all levels of sponsors and auction items. If you or your business is interested in making a donation email for details.

For registration go to or call 512.472.3254 For additional information email or call the ProShop at 512.264.1489

Pedernales Fire Department:

Pedernales Fire Department / Travis County Emergency

Services District #8 provides Fire & EMS to the south Lake Travis Area including the Pedernales Valley and Briarcliff, Travis County, Texas, USA. We are a combination

career & volunteer department

Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of Spicewood:

The Helping Hand Crisis Ministry of  Spicewood provides humanitarian services to those in need that live in the Spicewood, Texas area.

Children’s Music Foundation:  The Children’s Music Foundation provide free musical instruments, music lessons, and musical performances to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access. From songwriting, to drumming, and, everything in between, TCMF enriches lives through music.

RunTex Carrozza Foundation:  The RunTex Carrozza Foundation was started in 2003 in Austin, Texas and is dedicated to involvement with Childrens’ fitness and overall health. Born To Run, an innovative children’s fitness program reaches nearly 3500 Central Texas children.

Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut N Putt Golf Course:  Pedernales Cut N Putt is a beautiful nine-hole course spanning the hill-tops near the Pedernales River in western Travis County, Texas. It’s just 8 songs away from Austin. Owned by Willie Nelson and operated by Pro, Fran Szal, the Golf Club is more than just a beautiful course; it’s a relaxing and refreshing divergence from the formal country club scene. The rules here are a little different. We play golf here to have fun, and as you would expect, a lot of fun is had by all.

Fire @ W-N Ranch, Utah

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


The initials to a ranch once owned by singer Willie Nelson are visible through smoke from the Wood Hollow Fire in central Utah on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  Flames came right up against the ranch Tuesday when winds kicked up the fire but efforts by crews saved it. Photo: Lynn DeBruin
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