Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

Happy happy birthday, Annie Nelson

Sunday, August 27th, 2017


Best wishes for a wonderful day.



Happy Birthday, Kenny Rogers

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Happy Birthday, Billy Joe Shaver

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017


by: Carol Sidoran


Happy birthday to Billy Joe Shaver, born August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas.


Billy Joe Shaver, Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Missouri (August 12, 2011)

Dallas Wayne and Billy Joe Shaver

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photo: Janis Tillerson


LB, Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Happy Birthday, sweet Raelyn Nelson

Monday, July 10th, 2017


Happy birthday to the talented and beautiful Raelyn Nelson.

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Happy Birthday, Amy Lee Nelson

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Happy birthday to the beautiful and talented Amy Nelson.


Happy Birthday, Dallas Wayne

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Happy birthday to dear Dallas Wayne, singer, song-writer, musician, on air talent from Sirius/XM Radio.

Happy birthday, Kris Kristofferson

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Happy 81st Birthday, Kris Kristofferson! #singer #songwriter #rhodesscholar #veteran #helicopterpilot #badass #actor #stilltheman

Happy Birthday, Don Reed

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Happy Birthday, Connie Nelson

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Family



Willie Nelson’s birthday should be a national holiday

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

“Thank you for all of the birthday messages” – Willie Nelson on Instagram

Friday, May 5th, 2017


“Thank you for all of the birthday messages.”

Willie Nelson @HollywoodBowl

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
by: Kelsey Brugger

Just before country legend Willie Nelson emerged at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday night, people passed around a note: “When he comes out, sing Happy Birthday to Willie — Pass it on.” The high school gimmick was surprisingly successful as the middle-aged crowd stood and belted “Happy Birthday” to the 84-year-old. Though he played the night before at Stagecoach, Nelson’s voice was the opposite of tired. He might have been the oldest person at the show.
Nelson began his set with the smooth sounds of “Whiskey River,” making the warm April night feel more like July. He played a swath of favorites — including “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “On the Road Again” — and just before 9 p.m., he tore off his red bandana, threw it to the crowd, and sang “Georgia on My Mind.” Many were already wearing bandanas and flannels and cowboy hats. Nearly everyone appeared to be lifelong fans, one of them telling those waiting in line for the restroom, “You are in for quite the treat!”

Each song flowed into the next, and Nelson gave little commentary. He did insert “Happy Birthday to me!” into his riff, to the delight of the crowd that reportedly included Jessica Simpson. At the tail end of the show, Nelson was joined onstage by rising country star Maren Morris, who opened for him. Though he didn’t play an encore, the audience did not seem bummed. He’s 84, after all.

Randy Rogers Band “Happy bday @WillieNelson God Bless you sir.”

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Happy bday God Bless you sir.

Another Willie Nelson Cover, Trey Anastasio Band, “On the Road Again” with a Happy Birthday Tribute to Willie

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Here’s audio taped by Lee Hart of “On The Road Again”:

Trey Anastasio Band ensemble threw a few surprises into their performance at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater.

The Trey Anastasio Band opened last night’s show with “On The Road Again” in honor of Willie Nelson’s 84th birthday. Nelson scored a big hit with “On The Road Again” upon its initial release in 1980. Anastasio’s horn section of James Casey, Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman brought the cover to a close with a horn line based around “Happy Birthday To You.” Trey had previously performed the song with Mike Gordon at various GRAB shows in 2006 and once with Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver on August 31, 2013.

The other cover debut at last night’s TAB concert came within the second set. Apparently on the way to the show the group heard Hozier’s 2015 single “Work Song” and decided to learn it. Trey shared vocals on the a capella version with Casey, Hartswick and Cressman. Otherwise, Saturday’s show featured recently debuted originals (“Come Together”/”Everything’s Right”), covers (“Feel It Still”/”The Parting Glass”), plenty of TAB staples (“Cayman Review”/”Night Speaks To A Woman”/”Gotta Jibboo”) and more.

Here’s audio taped by Lee Hart of “On The Road Again”:


Set One:
On The Road Again
Cayman Review
Sometime After Sunset
Magilla, Sand
Feel It Still
Everything’s Right
Burlap Sack & Pumps
Dark & Down, Curlew’s Call
49 Bye Byes, Drifting
Gotta Jibboo

Set Two:
Money Love & Change
In Rounds, Mozambique
Simple Twist Up Dave
Tide Turns
Work Song
Come Together
Shine, Valentine
Clint Eastwood
Dazed & Confused