Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

SiriusXM Radio celebrate’s Willie Nelson’s birthday

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Willie Nelson celebrates his birthday on April 29 and April 30. Find out why as he explains to his daughter & SiriusXM host Paula Nelson and producer Buddy Cannon on his exclusive SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse.

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Celebrate Willie Nelson with Willie’s Remedy and Willie’s Reserve

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Happy Birthday, Buddy Cannon

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Happy birthday, Buddy Cannon, song writer and producer.

Happy Birthday, Margo Price

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Happy Birthday, Loretta Lynn

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Happy birthday, Merle Haggard

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

We still miss Merle Haggard, born April 6, 1937, in Bakersfield, California.

Happy birthday, Waylon Payne

Friday, April 5th, 2019


photo: Monique Clause

The son of music royalty Waylon Payne (his father is Jody Payne, Willie Nelson’s guitarist and his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of “Help Me Make It Through the Night” fame – Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of yyoung writers and was nominated for a Grammy for writing Lee Ann Womack’s “Solitary Thinkin’.”


Happy Birthday Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

All the best wishes for a great birthday to Buddy Prewitt, Willie Nelson & Family lighting director.

Thanks Janis Tillerson for this photo of Budrock and Flaco in Luck.

Happy Birthday to Budrock “the Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson and Family. I hope you are having a great day.

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Happy happy birthday, Rachel Fowler

Friday, March 8th, 2019


Happy Birthday, Susie Nelson

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Best wishes to Susie Nelson for a great birthday.

Heartworn Memories” by Susie Nelson


Heartworn Memories
A daughter’s personal biography of Willie Nelson
by Susie Nelson

“I wouldn’t want anything to change his loyalty. He has an enormous capacity for being loyal and, as a consequence, people are loyal to him. Paul English stuck with Dad through the lean years, selling his rental property and going without pay in order to help Dad follow his dream. His loyalty and consideration for other extends to everyone around him.

He is almost apologetic whenever he asks anyone to do something for him. ‘It’s almost like he works for you,’ his pilot once told me. He’s still the same appreciative boy from Abbott who used to ask for a ride to the baseball game in West.

In a way, Dad has never left Abbott, never forgotten where he came from. He still drops in on his boyhood friends from Abbott, and he still remembera and keeps in touch with all of the folks who helped him on his way up.

Of course he has never lost his touch with the fans. He will sign autographs as long as there is anybody asking for one. He has said over and over again that he can’t understand performers who think they are bigger than their fans, who won’t sign autographs, who cut the shows short or don’t even show up. ‘I always figure that if my audience shows up, I ought to show up too,’ he says.

The size of the audience doesn’t make any difference. He’ll put on the same show for one person crowded around the bandstand as he will for 70,000 screaming fans.

Dad is an extraordinarily popular figure, a hero and an idol to millions around the world. Very few people in history have the kind of following that Dad has. For some people, going to one of Dad’s concert is like a religious experience.

I think the source of his great and enduring appeal is the fact that he truly believes that in the grand design of the universe, he is no more important, no more unique, no better than any other individual human being on the planet. He communicates a true belief in equality, in tolerance, that we are all in this together. That’s what his music is all about. And that sums Dad up about as well as any I’ve heard.

Paul English tells a story that sums Dad up about as well as any I’ve heard.

After a concert, a woman came up to Dad, ‘I met you in San Antonio five years ago,’ she told him, ‘but I don’t suppose you remember me.’

‘No, I’m sorry, but I don’t,’ he answered, ‘but I sure appreciate you remember me.’

That’s my dad. And I love him.”

– Susie Nelson

Happy Birthday, Sister Bobbie

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019


Every year, Willie Nelson leads his audience in singing happy birthday to his sister Bobbie, who turns 88 years old today.  This picture is from last year, thanks to Janis Tillerson.

Happy Birthday, Lukas Autry Nelson

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018


Happy, happy birthday Lana Nelson

Sunday, November 11th, 2018


Happy birthday, Lana Nelson, and thank you for your care and attention to your dad, and your aunt!


You don’t see her on stage or on screen, but she’s always behind the scenes helping to make it happen.


I hope you have a great day, Lana.

Happy birthday, Mickey Raphael

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

photo: Mary Francis Andrews

Happy birthday, Mickey Raphael! Thanks for the music.



Mickey Raphael, Joni Mitchell and the late Stephen Bruton shared a birthday — November 7th. This is a picture taken in 1992 at their birthday dinner, in Los Angeles.

Happy Birthday, Paula Nelson

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Paula Nelson



Photo from Seventeen Magazine 1985



photo by Scott Moore