Archive for August, 2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


Willie Nelson, “Sunday Morning, Coming Down”

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Volunteer at Farm Aid 2014

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Farm Aid 2012 Press Conference

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Willie Nelson

photo: Jen Bronenkant

Willie Nelson & Family, Texas A&M (Nov. 17, 2014)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


More Willie Nelson stories from #RollingStone Magazine

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

by: James Montgomery

Willie Nelson just returned to the top of Billboard‘s Country chart with Band of Brothers, his first Number One album in nearly 30 years. It’s just another accomplishment to add to the pile — after all, in his 81 years on this earth, Nelson’s done just about everything. . . and lived to tell about it.

 In the new issue of Rolling Stone, he’s looking back at his career while still moving forward, with a never-ending tour schedule and plans for another new album, December Day. So in celebration of a life well lived, here are five Willie Nelson stories that are so amazing, they actually might be apocryphal. But like the old saying goes, never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.

The IRS Tapes T-Shirt Incident

You’re probably aware that in 1990, the Internal Revenue Service hit Willie with a $32 million bill for delinquent taxes – . one of the largest ever served to an individual.  After months of negotiating, Nelson and the IRS struck a deal: He’d release a compilation of demos, outtakes and stripped-down tunes – appropriately titled The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? – to help pay down his tab.

The only problem? Turns out he was much better at dodging taxes than he was selling albums. During a promotional appearance on PrimeTime Live, Nelson wore a T-shirt with the number “1-800-IRS-TAPE” printed on the front, though, as fans who called soon discovered, that number actually belonged to a Salt Lake City-based company called Visual Technology. Luckily the owner of that company decided to let Willie lease his number so as to not disrupt the fund-raising campaign. Sales of the IRS Tapeswould generate a reported $3.6 million, which eventually helped Nelson get square with the taxman.

The Time He Survived a Plane Crash

This according to Willie’s pal, promoter and scratch golfer Larry Trader.

“Willie was flying in to the landing strip near Happy Shahan’s Western town that they used for the Alamo movie set. Happy is watching the plane coming in, knowing Willie is on it. The plane hits a big chughole in the strip and flips over on its side and crashes. Happy likes news and publicity, you know, so first thing he does is pick up the phone and call the radio stations, the TV, the newspapers. Happy says, ‘Willie Nelson’s plane just crashed. Y’all better hurry.’

“He jumped in a Jeep and drove out to the crash to pick up the remains. And here comes Willie and his pilot, limping up the road. The media people were arriving by then. They started firing questions at Willie. How did he survive? Was he dying? Was he even hurt? Willie smiles and says, ‘Why, this was a perfect landing. I walked away from it, didn’t I?'”


Budrock got his #WillieNelson #RollingStone

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Nice to see this face again, and to learn that Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt continues to heal after his accident last June.

Here’s the latest photo of the leg.


Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, “My Own Peculiar Way”

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Friends

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Support Farm Aid, support family farmers

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Micah Nelson live painting at Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Show (8/29/14)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

art by Micah Nelson

“Live-painting from tonight at ?#?bellyuptavern_solanabeach? with @lukasnelsonpotr @insectsvsrobots thanks Penny for supporting the arts!!!”

— Micah Nelson

photo: Susan d’Angelo Baldridge

Happy shoeshine Friday!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Excited about Farm Aid 2014? There’s an app for that! #Road2FarmAid

Thursday, August 28th, 2014


The official Farm Aid 2014 app is now available for download in the Apple and Android stores!

“We’re thrilled to put the entire Farm Aid 2014 experience in the palm of your hand with our app for iPhone and Android. You’ll be able to add artists, workshops, and artist briefings to make your own personal schedule for the day. Find out where you’re going with the festival map, check out the HOMEGROWN food & drink offerings, read about the interactive exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village, and learn about our Farmer Heroes. Play along with our Photo Hunt and take and post photos, tweet and share your Farm Aid experience with your friends.

The app makes it easy to share your journey on the #Road2FarmAid.

Download the Farm Aid 2014 app for your iPhone or iPad in the App Store at

Download on the App Store

Download the Farm Aid 2014 app for your Android device in the Google Play Store at

Android app on Google Play