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Willie Nelson to star in and produce remake of “Rifleman” series for Netflix

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson has announced plans to produce and star in a remake of the 1950’s television series, “The Rifleman”, set in the town of North Fork in the New Mexico Territory.    Nelson will play Lucas McCain, widowed Rancher, raises his young son Mark alone.  Together, they forge a life homesteading a ranch on the outskirts of town.  Filming will start in July on Willie Nelson’s Texas ranch, on movie-set town built for Nelson’s, “Red Headed Stranger’.

Child actor Jacob Tremblay, will play  son Mark.


Ben Dorcy will play Marshal Micah Torrance in Willie Nelson’s re-make of, “The Rifleman”

A Civil War veteran and expert marksman, Lucas is frequently enlisted to help the town Marshal Micah Torrance, played by Ben Dorcy,  preserve law and order, as a weekly parade of bandits, scoundrels, ne’er-do-wells, sad saps and the occasional victim of misfortune rides into North Fork or appears at the McCain ranch bringing trouble or looking for help or a second chance.  Armed with a customized Winchester rifle, Lucas upholds law and order on the edge of the wild frontier, dispensing justice with wisdom and compassion.

Mark McCain learns by example from his father the wisdom of justice and the Golden Rule, and he learns the importance of strong values and personal integrity.  Lucas teaches Mark to recognize the true character and motives belying the outward behavior of visitors to North Fork and its townsfolk.

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Woody Harrelson, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson will play re-curring unsavory characters in the series.

The choices they make and the events their actions set in motion stoke the dramatic tension, especially when the visitors who drift into town or the McCain ranch are unsavory characters.  Sometimes resolution is found through reconciliation, sometimes through harsh justice, but there is always a moral to the story.

Willie Nelson buys Casino Riverboat on Mississippi, announces “Big River Tour” in 2017

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson recently purchased the Queen of the West Riverboat, to travel to shows along the Mississippi River.  The tour, named, “The Great River Road Tour” will begin with two shows in New Orleans in May, and end with a weekend festival in St. Paul, Mississippi on the 4th of July.    Willie Nelson and Family will perform a total of 12 shows along the Mississippi, including LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Rock Island, Illinois and Natchez, Mississippi.  Each concert will be held at a park along the riverfront.

A limited number of staterooms will be available for fans who want to go on the entire tour.   The schedule includes two-day stops at each concert location, and fans will be allowed on board for further entertainment and gambling.  Willie has enlisted other artists to join him on the tour, and there will be a different band opening on each night.

For more information about the RiverBoat and the Tour, visit this site.

Willie Nelson wins Hawaiian Island in Poker Game

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson, well-known for his fondness for playing poker, may have won the biggest pot of his life — or at least one of them.  On a recent break from the road in Hawaii, Willie and some friends were playing poker, and a neighbor, so sure of his hand — bet a private island, part of the Hawaiian Island archepelego.  The businessman had inherited the island as part of a real estate transaction 30 years ago.  The island is uninhabited, but has a home and a private airstrip on the island.  Nelson, a long-time resident of the island of Maui, said he plans to build a private recording studio on the island for him and his friends.

Willie Nelson launches dating website:

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Matchmaker Willie

Willie Nelson has added matchmaker to his long list of accomplishments:  singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, author and humanitarian.  Nelson’s management office has announced thatt he will launch Matchmaker Willie, an app that pairs up single Willie Nelson fans.

Launching on June 1st, at 12:00 p.m.,  Matchmaker Willie, like popular and, will match up Willie Nelson fans, using age, location, favorite Willie Nelson tunes and the next show they will attend.  The app will set up meet and greets with each other before Willie Nelson shows.

To Sign up, visit the WillieFanMatch website.


Willie Nelson & Family announce 2016 summer tour with The Dick Handler Quartet

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson’s website announced that the grammy-award winning quartet, “The Dick Handler Quartet” will open shows for Willie Nelson in July and August.

Budrock Prewitt moves to Amsterdam to fish for bikes

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Budrock “The Illuminator” Prewitt, lighting director for Willie Nelson & family for over 40 years, turned 65 this month, and made some major life plans.   Buddy asked and received a one-year sabattical, and announced plans to move to Amsterdam to retrieve bikes from it’s canals.  Buddy learned about the profession during one of the Willie Nelson & Family European tours when they played Amsterdam.  He was in a bar, and met two men who work for the City of Amsterdam to fish out bikes from the river.

The Dutch capital is widely known for its elegant canals and the approximately 2 million bicycles pedaled by its residents.  For some reason, which Buddy couldn’t explain, a lot of them end up in the canals, providing jobs for people to get them out.   Combined, they result in the necessity for a very special kind of job: the bike fisherman.

Buddy said the workers use hydraulic claws to pull about 15,000 bikes out of the water per year. They’ve been doing it since the 1960s, and there is no threat that they’ll be out of a job anytime soon.

I spoke with Buddy about his career change.

LB:  Wow, Buddy, that’s a big change!  A  bike fisherman!

BP:  Yeah, ever since I heard about it, that they pay guys to fish bikes out of canals, I just knew I had to do it.  I like Amsterdam, I like fishing, I like bikes.  It’s a dream job.  I think I get paid by the bike, and I think I will be good at it.”

Best wishes, Buddy.

As Seen On TV: “Stretching With Willie” exercise video available on DVD

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Willie Nelson has long been known for his exercise regimen of biking, jogging, boxing, tai kwan do. And recently, Nelson has encouraged fans who come to see him in concert to remember to stretch before and after his shows.

As seen in these photos, Nelson comes on stage and leads the audience through stretching exercises before the show starts.  Now, he plans to release his first “Stretching With Willie” exercise DVD.  Recently, Nelson invited friends to Texas, to film an exercise video, including Woody Harrelson, Owen and Luke Wilson, and Jessica Simpson, among others.


Happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, April 1st, 2016

“On the Road Again”

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Willie Nelson organizes FarmVille Aid

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Touched by the plight of Facebook farmers grappling with avatar locusts, mad pink cow disease and poor 3G cell phone coverage, singer Willie Nelson has organized FarmVille Aid 2010.

“Our nation was built by small FarmVille farmers,” Nelson said. “Unfortunately, big corporations have begun playing FarmVille and squeezing out the little guy.”

Corporate takeovers are just one of several calamities threatening FarmVille. In recent weeks, Internet ranchers have also faced:

• Animated droughts
• A burgeoning sex scandal involving traveling salesmen and FarmVille farmers’ daughters
• An insidious mad pink cow virus that has wiped out FarmVille’s strawberry milk market.

Adding to the misery, two days ago, cyber police arrested scores of FarmVille players for planting marijuana crops. Bail was set at 50 FV dollars.

Willie Nelson Invitational

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson on cover of “All You” Magazine (March 2016)

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Willie Nelson will be feature on the cover of healthy living magazing, “All You”.  Willie tells editor Tonya Givens about how he eats only white foods, and about his 30 day fast on Apple Juice and raw honey.

April Fools!

Friday, April 1st, 2016


I hope I fooled somebody. Have a great day.

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