Archive for the ‘Birthdays’ Category

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

Willie Nelson celebrates his birthday making music with his family and friends at Stagecoach Festival (April 30, 2017)

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Willie Nelson performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz.
by:  Vanessa Franko


Willie Nelson celebrated his 84th birthday surrounded by his musical family with a rollicking set at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 29.

The Palomino Tent was overflowing, even as Nelson took the stage about 20 minutes after he was scheduled.

However, just like clockwork, Nelson opened up his set with “Whiskey River” and played just more than an hour’s worth of classics and hits, including “On the Road Again,” “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Always on My Mind” and “Crazy.”

Nelson’s set also included “Hey Good Lookin’ ” and “Move It on Over.”

Neil Young showed up at the very end of Willie Nelson’s set on the Palomino Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio on Saturday, April 29. (Vanessa Franko, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

He tours as Willie Nelson and Family and his sister Bobbie Nelson was on the piano and son Lukas Nelson, who recently played the Empire Polo Club with his band Promise of the Real backing up Neil Young at Desert Trip, played guitar.

By the end of the performance, most of the musicians who had played the Palomino Stage earlier in the day became part of Nelson’s extended musical family, including John Doe from X, Margo Price and Jamey Johnson.

It was a big sing-along for “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away” with the stars from earlier in the day.

After that ended, Nelson led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to himself. And then there was a little jam and Neil Young ended up on stage playing the harmonica. True story.

More stories, photos from Stagecoach 2017


A birthday toast to Willie Nelson, with the Red Headed Stranger IPA

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

“We figured since hops are a cousin to cannabis that the Red Headed Stranger himself would appreciate a hoppy red IPA,” co-founder Mark McDavid said. “Plus, we love Willie’s music, and we love to honor Texas musicians with our beers.”

Red Headed Stranger has “a strong malt backbone with an assertive bitterness of sticky sweet American hops (Nugget, Zeus, Chinook and Cascade),” according to the brewery. It’s one of the four year-round beers that Ranger Creek makes, including the recently award-winning San Antonio Lager.

You can find a six-pack of Red Headed Stranger at various locations of Spec’s, Total Wine & More, HEB and Central Market. Whip In might also carry some — as well as the new 365 by Whole Foods Market in Cedar Park that opened earlier this week.

Red Headed Stranger is a hoppy tribute to Willie Nelson, who is turning 84 on April 29.
Better yet, the Yeti Flagship on South Congress Avenue is throwing a birthday party for the beloved Texas singer (and delighting our pun-loving hearts by calling it Have a Willie Nice Birthday). The party will feature the Texas Gentlemen on stage singing nothing but Willie tunes. There also will be custom Yeti Flagship bandanas and — you guessed it — Red Headed Stranger pouring at the Barrr.

Have a Willie Nice Birthday runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 220 S. Congress Ave. For more information, visit

Willie Nelson Spotify Playlist

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Willie Nelson

Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson celebrates his 84th birthday today. Just yesterday Willie released a new studio album God’s Problem Child further adding to his already outstanding recording career. With his trusty acoustic Martin guitar “Trigger” in hand, Nelson continues to light up stages around the world

To celebrate Willie’s birthday, Saturday Stream presents a Spotify Playlist made up of a collection of career-spanning recordings featuring Nelson performing live throughout the past 50 years. The set includes solo and Willie Nelson & Family recordings, as well as many collaborations with fellow talented musicians such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Al Green, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Jerry Jeff Walker, Chris Stapleton and others. There are also tracks featuring The Highwayman supergroup of Nelson alongside Cash, Waylon Jennings /strong> and Kris Kristofferson.

The 60-song playlist begins with cuts from Willie’s pre-Trigger, 1966 Country Music Concert live album that was recorded during a show at Panther Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on July 5, 1966. The career-spanning set ends with Willie leading an all-star ensemble at the 2015 Outlaw: Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings concert at ACL Live At The The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Favorites such as “Crazy,” “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain,” “On The Road Again,” “Whiskey River,” “Uncloudy Day,” “Luckenback, Texas” and many others can be streamed in the playlist below


Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Luck Reunion:

”  Wishing a very happy birthday to Willie Nelson.  We have “God’s Problem Child” spinning on repeat this weekend! Don’t have your copy yet? Head over to for cool exclusives and bundles.

We love ya brother – have an amazing day!”  ?

“Willie makes us feel like it’s our birthdays.”

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

“Today was a great day with my younger brother and friend Jamey Johnson and my older brother and friend Mr Willie Nelson on his 84th birthday today. He makes us feel like it’s our birthdays. Happy Birthday Willie.”

Happy birthday to a national treasure

Sunday, April 30th, 2017