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Willie Nelson, “My Way”

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

My Way Tracklist

  1. Fly Me To The Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was A Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I’ll Be Around
  8. Night And Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
  10. Young At Heart
  11. My Way
by:  Doug Freeman

Since 1978 blockbuster Stardust, Willie Nelson has maintained a consistent diligence to recording standards and tribute LPs, most at least worthwhile if not revelatory. Taking on Frank Sinatra with his latest homage platter, Nelson, 85, rightly doesn’t try matching the velvet richness of “The Voice,” but instead finds his own unique inroads to a well-trodden catalog.

The country sovereign’s immaculate phrasing, sincere handling of the songbook, and experienced vocal feel on the material find enough spectacular moments worth revisiting. The surprising Caribbean rhythm running under “It Was a Very Good Year,” downright jaunty take on “Blue Moon,” and always notable Norah Jones duet on “What Is This Thing Called Love” rise above, but the closing title track makes the album. Nelson works through “My Way” with an understated tenderness, the years on his voice seeping into the song like distinctly familiar but unplaceable aroma, and emerges triumphant without the overwrought bravado.

This Day in Willie Nelson Nelson History — Willie Nelson and Family Live Album released November 8, 1978

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

September 8, 1997

Willie Nelson’s Willie and Family Live album certified quadruple platinum

This album was recorded live at Harrahs, at Lake Tahoe, in April 1978.  It was remastered, and re-released in honor of Willie’s 70th birthday, and additional tracks were added.

Song List:

Disc One:

  1. Whiskey River
  2. Stay A Little Longer
  3. Funny How Times Slips Away
  4. Crazy
  5. Night Life
  6. If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time
  7. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  8. I Can Get Off On You
  9. If You Could Touch Her At All
  10. Good Hearted Woman
  11. Red Headed Stranger Medley:
    • Time Of The Preacher
    • I Couldn’t Believe It Was True
    • Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger
    • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    • Red Headed Stranger
    • Just As I Am
  12. Under The Double Eagle

Disc Two:

  1. Till I Gain Control Again
  2. Bloody Mary Morning
  3. I’m A Memory
  4. Mr. Record Man
  5. Hello Walls
  6. One Day At A Time
  7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  8. Amazing Grace
  9. Take This Job And Shove It (with Johnny Paycheck)
  10. Uncloudy Day
  11. The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line
  12. A Song For You
  13. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
  14. Georgia On My Mind
  15. I Gotta Get Drunk
  16. Whiskey River
  17. The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line

Bonus Tracks:

  • Till I Gain Control Again (Previously unreleased)
  • Georgia On My Mind (Previously unreleased)

Willie Nelson and Josh Homme’s “Cruel Cruel World” Recordings From Red Dead Redemption 2

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
photo:  Jason Davis and Burak Cingi
by:  Rob Arcand

Willie Nelson and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme have each recorded new music for the soundtrack to the massively popular Wild West video game Red Dead Redemption 2. Titled “Cruel Cruel World,” the new song was released in two forms: one with vocals from Willie Nelson, and the other as sung by Homme.

Earlier this week, a new D’Angelo song was rumored to be included on the game’s soundtrack. Since confirming D’Angelo’s involvement, the developers at Rockstar also let slip that Nas and Arca contributed music to the soundtrack in addition to Willie Nelson and Josh Homme. Like the D’Anglo single, both versions of “Cruel Cruel World” were produced by Daniel Lanois, who’s produced numerous albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, U2, and more.


Willie Nelson and Famukt coming to Mobile Saenger Theater (Feb. 25, 2019)

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The Mobile Saenger Theater has announced an evening with Willie Nelson and Friends at the Mobile Saenger February 25!

This day in Willie Nelson history: ‘City of New Orleans’ (#1 Billboard) (Nov. 3, 1984)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018


On November 3, 1984, Willie Nelson’s recording of the song, ‘City Of New Orleans” is #1 on the Billboard country chart.

Here is a great video of scenes from old trains, set to Willie Nelson’s recording of the song.


Willie and Family Live

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Side one

  1. “Whiskey River” – 3:40
  2. “Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)” – 3:24
  3. “Funny How Time Slips Away” – 2:45
  4. “Crazy” – 1:47
  5. “Night Life” – 3:55
  6. “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time)” – 1:44
  7. “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” – 3:33
  8. “I Can Get Off on You” – 2:06

Side two

  1. “If You Could Touch Her at All” – 3:00
  2. “Good Hearted Woman” – 2:57
  3. “Red Headed Stranger Medley” 14:25
  • “Time of the Preacher” – 2:13
  • “I Couldn’t Believe It Was True” – 1:03
  • “Medley: Blue Rock Montana/Red Headed Stranger” – 2:40
  • “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – 2:29
  • “Red Headed Stranger” – 4:31
4. “Under the Double Eagle” – 2:43

Side three

  1. “Till I Gain Control Again” – 5:59
  2. “Bloody Mary Morning” – 3:33
  3. “I’m a Memory” – 1:52
  4. “Mr. Record Man” – 2:01
  5. “Hello Walls” – 1:29
  6. “One Day at a Time” – 2:05
  7. “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – 2:18
  8. “Amazing Grace” – 5:12

Side four

  1. “Take This Job and Shove It” – 2:52
  2. “Uncloudy Day” – 3:40
  3. “The Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” – 1:29
  4. “A Song for You” – 2:43
  5. “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms” – 1:56
  6. “Georgia on My Mind” – 4:09
  7. “I Gotta Get Drunk” – 1:22
  8. “Whiskey River” – 2:42
  9. “The Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” – 2:12

This day in Willie Nelson history: “American Classic” album (October 25, 2009)

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

On October 25, 2009, Willie Nelson released, “American Classic” album, on Blue Note Records.

Track List:

  • The Nearness of You
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • If I Had You (with Diana Krall)
  • Ain’t Misbehaving
  • I Miss You So
  • Because of You
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Norah Jones)
  • Angel Eyes
  • On the Street Where You Live
  • Since I Fell For You
  • You Were Always on My Mind

A Star is Born, Soundtrack still #1

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real contributed to the movie and the songs in the movie.
by:  Daniel Kreps

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack held firm to the Number One on the Billboard 200 for the second straight week as the album added another 143,000 total copies to its tally.

As Billboard notes, A Star Is Born is now the second Lady Gaga album to spend more than one week in the top spot, and the first to do it since Born This Way in 2011; all of Gaga’s other Number One albums only enjoyed a one-week cameo atop the Billboard 200.

A Star Is Born was aided in part by a week that boasted very few big-name new releases: Migos rapper Quavo’s solo album Quavo Huncho wasn’t technically new since it debuted at Number 66 in an abbreviated sales week on the last Billboard 200; with a full week under its belt, Quavo Huncho rose to Number Two and 99,000 total sales.

Willie Nelson’s tribute to Frank Sinatra, “My Way”

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg, “Superman”

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, in Roanoke, VA (October 16, 2015)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018


On October 16, 2015, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard performed together at the Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, VA.

We are all so lucky that Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard recorded together many times, and most teamed up for the album “Django and Jimmie.”


Willie Nelson duets with Ronnie Milsap on “Ronnie Milsap: The Duets” (out Jan. 18th, 2019)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

For his upcoming album, Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap has enlisted the help of Dolly Parton, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves and more to help him sing some of his biggest hits.

“Ronnie Milsap: The Duets” is due out Jan. 18. The album finds Milsap and his guests collaborating on crossover classics like “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Stranger in My House” and “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” as well as a handful of new songs.

Two songs from the forthcoming project were released Monday: Milsap’s duet with Musgraves, “No Getting Over Me” (Milsap won a Grammy for the original version of the 1981 chart-topper), and “A Woman’s Love,” a collaboration with Willie Nelson. Nelson recorded a solo version of the song for his 2017 album, “God’s Problem Child.” 

“The Duets” also contains what may be some of the last recordings by the late Leon Russell and Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry.

Milsap is slated to perform on the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 26. Tickets for both shows (7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) are available at

“Ronnie Milsap: The Duets” track listing
1. “Southern Boys and Detroit Wheels” featuring Billy Gibbons
2. “Stranger in My House” feat. Luke Bryan
3. “Smoky Mountain Rain” feat. Dolly Parton
4. “Prisoner of the Highway” feat. Jason Aldean
5. “A Woman’s Love” feat. Willie Nelson
6. “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” feat. Lucy Angel
7. “No Getting Over Me” feat. Kacey Musgraves
8. “Lost in the Fifties Tonight” feat. Little Big Town
9. “Houston Solution” feat. George Strait
10. “What a Woman Can Mean to a Man” feat. Jessie Key
11. “Misery Loves Company” feat. Leon Russell
12. “You’re Nobody” feat. Steven Curtis Chapman
13. “Shaky Ground” feat. Montgomery Gentry

Willie Nelson, “I’ll be Around”

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

My Way Tracklist

  1. Fly Me To The Moon
  2. Summer Wind
  3. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
  4. A Foggy Day
  5. It Was A Very Good Year
  6. Blue Moon
  7. I’ll Be Around
  8. Night And Day
  9. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
  10. Young At Heart
  11. My Way

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

“She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” Willie Nelson contributes to Barbara Mandrell tribute album (10/10/06)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

On October 10, 2006 BNA releases “She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool: A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell.” Contributors include Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Shelby Lynne, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley and Sara Evans.