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Vince Gill and Time Jumpers record, “Heartaches by the Number” with Willie Nelson

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers:Musicians Back Willie Nelson in ‘Heartaches by the Number’ Cover. Nelson recorded the song for his upcoming album “The Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,” to celebrate his 50-year friendship with the late country singer. It’s set for release Sept. 16.

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Willie Nelson’s beautiful loving tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” will be in stores on September 19th. If you can’t wait to buy it at your favorite local record store– you can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Check out the Track list:
No.
1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson, “The Last Thing I Needed (first thing this morning)”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

“Heartaches by the Number” Willie Nelson honors friend Ray Price on new album “For the Good Times”

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson’s beautiful loving tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” will be in stores on September 19th. If you can’t wait to buy it at your favorite local record store– you can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Check out the Track list:
No.
1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson, “A Tribute to Ray Price: For the Good Times” (release Sept. 16)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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Willie Nelson’s beautiful loving tribute to his friend Ray Price, “For the Good Times” will be in stores on September 19th. If you can’t wait to buy it at your favorite local record store– you can pre-order the album at Amazon.

Willie Nelson was a former member of Price’s Cherokee Cowboy and close life-long friend. Willie recorded the twelve-track album at Ocean Way Studios, where Price also recorded. Engineered by Fred Foster and Bergen White, the album features Vince Gill on six tracks.

Check out the Track list:
No.
1. “Heartaches by the Number (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
2. “I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
3. “Faded Love”
4. “It Always Will Be”
5. “City Lights (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
6. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me(featuring the Time Jumpers)”
7. “Make the World Go Away”
8. “I’m Still Not Over You”
9. “Night Life”
10. “Crazy Arms (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
11. “Invitation to the Blues (featuring the Time Jumpers)”
12. “For The Good Times”

Willie Nelson’s “Heartaches by the Number”, on Apple’s #BestoftheWeek playlist

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

‘Heartaches by the Number’ is included on Apple Music’s ?#?BestOfTheWeek? playlist!

The song is from ‘For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,’ out 9/16.
http://apple.co/BestOfTheWeek

Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again”

Friday, August 5th, 2016

New Willie Nelson Ray Price tribute album available for pre-sale, “For the Good Times “

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Pre-order Willie’s new album, ‘For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price,’ available September 16.

Pre-order:
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Get your copy here.  

 

Willie Nelson’s tribute to Ray Price, “For the Good Times”

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Willie Nelson releasing album as tribute to Ray Price, “For the Good Times”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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www.RollingStone.com

One month before Ray Price passed away in December 2013, the country legend put the finishing touches on one last album, wrapping up the recording sessions for Beauty Is… with help from producer Fred Foster and string conductor Bergen White. Nearly three years later, Wille Nelson has reassembled the same team for For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, a moving record that finds Nelson — a short-lived member of Price’s touring band, the Cherokee Cowboys, in 1961, as well as a longtime friend during the half-century that followed — saluting one of his mentors.
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Rolling Stone Country offers an exclusive sneak peak of the new album, which hits stores September 16th. In the behind-the-scenes video above, Nelson and company set up shop in Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios, eventually recording For the Good Times in the same room — the former chapel of a 100-year-old Gothic revival church — that housed Price’s sessions for Beauty Is. Vince Gill makes a few appearances along the way, backing up Nelson on a half-dozen tracks as a member of western swing supergroup the Time Jumpers. In one memorable snippet, Gill and Nelson crowd around a studio piano, hammering out vocal harmonies for the album’s opener, “Heartaches by the Number.”
Balanced evenly between country shuffles, orchestral ballads, honky-tonk throwbacks and Price classics like “Night Life” — a song that, coincidentally, was written by Nelson — For the Good Times captures the range of a performer who, during his prime, helped turn country music from an acquired taste into a mainstream genre. With Fred Foster and Bergen White back on board, Nelson treats the source material with respect, rarely deviating too far from the original arrangements. Appropriately, the countrypolitan ballads are draped with strings and other orchestral touches, while the honky-tonk-heavy tunes find room for fiddle and Paul Franklin’s pedal steel. One of the only curveballs — and it’s a welcome one, really — is the presence of Nelson’s longtime harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, who adds his own blend of metallic swoon and squawk to the mix.

Nelson is no stranger to tribute albums, having paid his respects to Ray Charles, George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Cindy Walker and the Great American Songbook during the past decade alone. For the Good Times offers more of a poignant, personal approach, though. Price’s presence looms throughout these 12 tracks — in the string arrangements, in the vibrato of Nelson’s vocals, in the warm ambiance of the recording studio itself — and Nelson responds accordingly, delivering some of his strongest vocal performances of the 2000s.

“Ray was as a close a friend as you could have,” he says. “We traveled together, lived together, played music together, partied together. . . and had a lot of good times.”

They recorded an album together, too, teaming up with Merle Haggard for 2007’s Last of the Breed, a double-disc project that recast the three country singers as the slimmed-down, 21st century equivalent of the Highwaymen. Price was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several years after its release, though, and Last of the Breed sadly lived up to its name, marking the last time Price and Nelson ever co-billed an album. For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price brings them back together again, a move that only hardens the punch Price’s music already packed.

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Willie Nelson at Ebbets Field, Denver

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ebbet’s Field wasn’t a field, but a music concert venue opened by Denver concert promoter Chuck Morris in the 1970’s, a small  night club located in the Brooks Tower near 15th and Curtis.  Denver was a great place for music in the’70’s, and Ebbet’s field contributed and let music lovers in Denver, the front range and beyond hear some of the best music from around the world.  We used to drive from Lincoln, NE to Denver to hear bands.

Everybody played Ebbets Field, including Willie Nelson, Bob Seger, Tom Waits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Freddie King, Taj Mahal, John Prine, Muddy Water, Asleep At The Wheel, J.J. Cale, Ry Cooder, Commander Cody, Dr. John, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Peter Frampton, Dan Hicks, Lightning Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Kraftwerk, Little Feat, Don McLean, the Outlaws, Robin Trower, Jerry Jeff Walker, Muddy Waters, and more! Rock, blues, country, jazz, every genre found a home there.

A few years back, 102.3 KCUV released a compliation CD’s of some of this music, and a portion of the profits from the newly released Volume II go to the Morgan Adams Foundation, to raise awareness and financial support for pediatric cancer.

Volume II has a great medley of Willie Nelson, including his famous “Denver”, from his Red Headed Stranger album.

1. LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Down Drinking at the Bar – 6/19/74
2. WILLIE NELSON Denver/over the Waves/Down Yonder – 9/2/75
3. BREWER & SHIPLEY Witchi-Tai-To – 5/25/75
4. TOM RUSH No Regrets – 10/22/74
5. LIVINGSTON TAYLOR Carolina Day – 11/27/73
6. WENDY WALDMAN Mad Mad Me – 11/7/74
7. FAIRPORT CONVENTION Matty Groves – 5/23/74
8. STRAWBS Out in the Cold/Round and Round – 3/4/74
9. BRIAN AUGER OBLIVION EXPRESS Happiness Is Just Around the Bend – 4/4/74
10. WET WILLIE Grits t Groceries/Soul Jones – 6/27/74
11. TOMMY BOLIN Homeward Strut – 6/3/74
12. PROCTOR & BERGMAN Channel 85 Sign-On – 12/6/73

These tracks, digitally transfered directly from the original tapes, have been remastered by Bob Ferbrache at Absinthe Studios in Westminster. The CD package was designed by Steve Holt, includes a cover shot featuring a vintage hand-illustrated Ebbets Field crew shirt, and a twelve-page booklet with archival photographs of Brian Auger, Strawbs, Brewer & Shipley, Wet Willie, Tom Rush, Tommy Bolin and Fairport Convention onstage at Ebbets, taken by Bob Ferbrache. G. Brown wrote the liner notes detailing the history of Ebbets Field as well as help ListenUp and KCUVâ€.

Willie Nelson Albums

Friday, July 8th, 2016

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Willie Nelson, “On the Street Where You Live” (American Classic, 2009)

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Django and Jimmie”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Willie Nelson featured on new Aaron Lewis album, “Sinner”

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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www.tasteofcounry.com
by:  Anna Reuters

Aaron Lewis will release his first album for Dot Records this fall. Titled Sinner, the 11-track album includes a cameo from Willie Nelson on the title track as well as a cover of Chris Stapleton‘s “Whiskey and You.”

The album was produced by Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones) and recorded over 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios. According to a press release, Sinner “captures Lewis’ mindset, a laid back soundtrack that is reminiscent of the genre’s most honest and musically adventurous artists.”

“I’d like to think that Sinner is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” Lewis says. “That was the music I heard a kid, and that’s the country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.”

Sinner is available for pre-order at pledgemusic.com/aaronlewis. Fans attending Lewis’ upcoming tour will get a preview of the album during his set. Every ticket purchased for the tour will also result in a digital download of the Sinner album once it is officially released on Sept. 16.

Aaron Lewis’ Sinner Track Listing

1. “Sinner” (featuring Willie Nelson)
2. “That Ain’t Country”-
3. “Whiskey and You”
4. “Northern Redneck”
5. “Mama”
6. “SundayEvery Saturday Night”
7. “Lost and Lonely”
8. “Story of My Life”
9. “Stuck in These Shoes”
10. “I Lost It All”
11. “Travelin’ Soldier”

Read More: Aaron Lewis to Release ‘Sinner’ Album Feat. Willie Nelson | http://tasteofcountry.com/aaron-lewis-new-album-sinner/?trackback=tsmclip

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “Django and Jimmie”

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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I love this album.