Archive for the ‘Awards and Honors’ Category

Watch Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Concert on PBS

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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This year’s all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and past Gershwin Prize honoree Paul Simon.

They will take this down eventually, so enjoy watching it streamed while you can.

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Waylon & Willie” certified gold (Feb. 3, 1978)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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On February 3, 1978, the album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was certified to have sold 500,000 albums.   (Today a gold album is for sales of 500,000 albums, but it used to be for one million in sales, at $1.00 wholesale cost for each .)

Track List:

  1. Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys
  2. The Year 2003 Minus 25
  3. Pick up the Tempo
  4. If You Can Touch Her at All
  5. Lookin’ for a Feeling
  6. It’s Not Supposed to be That Way
  7. I Can Get Off on You
  8. Don’t Cuss the Fiddler
  9. Gold Dust Woman
  10. A Couple More Years
  11. The Worlitzer Prize

This day in Willie Nelson History: American Music Award (1977)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

On January 31, 1977, Willie Nelson was presented with an American Music Award for Favorite Country Single for “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Willie Nelson in InsideLook

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

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“Funny How Time Slips Away” by Leon Bridges at Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Concert

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Watch Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Concert streamed on-line on PBS

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Watch Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

In commemoration of George and Ira Gershwin’s dedication to American song and culture and the generous efforts of their families to preserve and perpetuate that heritage, the Library of Congress has named its Prize for Popular Song after these two prolific artists. The medal that will be awarded annually to a person of similar stature in American popular music is adapted from the design of their Congressional Gold Medal.

Watch it here

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This year’s all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and past Gershwin Prize honoree Paul Simon.

Willie and Annie Nelson @Gershwin Prize Concert (Washington DC)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

 

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Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Award Ceremony and Concert (2015) (Washington, DC) (PBS Special)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Thank you PBS for sharing their video of the November 18th Gershwin Prize Award Ceremony and Concert in Washington DC last November. The show aired last night, and is available on their website for viewing.

This day in Willie Nelson history: American Music Award “Favorite Country Male Artist” award (January 16, 1984)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Willie Nelson wins Favorite Country Male Artist award on January 16, 1984 at the American Music Awards. Willie Nelson is on tour, and the presenters Gregg Allman and John Schneider accept the award on his behalf.

Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Award Concert tonight on PBS

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Watch Lukas and Micah Nelson with Neil Young help honor Willie Nelson #GershwinPrizeConcert (PBS tonight)

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson on Facebook:

My band #promiseofthereal with #neilyoung will be on #PBS today doing a tribute to my father #willienelson for his Gershwin Award at 9/8pm central time today. Don’t miss it

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson @ The Oscars (1985)

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson were nominated for Best Music and Original Score for the movie, “The Songwriter.”  They performed at the 1985 at the 57th Academy Awards, singing, “How Do You Feel About Foolin’ Around,” written by Kristofferson, “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson, and “Amazing Grace”, by John Newton.

Watch the Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Award Concert on PBS Friday January 16, 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

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Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song premieres Friday, January 15, 2016 at 9 p.m.
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An all-star cast came to DC to pay tribute to Willie Nelson, this year’s winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. WATCH the concert on PBS this Friday, Jan. 15.

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Stardust” certified quadruple-platinum (January 9, 1990)

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

On January 9th, 1990, Willie Nelson’s “Stardust” album was certified quadruple-platinum

1. Stardust
2. Georgia on My Mind
3. Blue Skies
4. All of Me
5. Unchained Melody
6. September Song
7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
8. Moonlight in Vermont
9. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
10. Someone to Watch over Me
11. Scarlett Ribbons
12. I Can See Clearly Now

Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Concert on PBS (Jan. 15, 2016)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Lukas, Willie and Micah Nelson
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Fri. Jan. 15 at 9pm on PBS

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Chris Stapleton and more pay tribute to Nelson, whose lyrics give voice to America’s heartland and pushes genre boundaries.

The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin. This award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. The prize is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.