This cool, never-before-sold-to-the-public shirt, and many more great Willie Nelson souveniers are available at Willie Nelson’s website.
Willie Nelson’s Website is selling this cool shirt, and many more things. Visit the store here.
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Willie has been described as a man of wisdom and a peacemaker, but he wasn’t always the gentle soul that many now know him as. Nicknamed ‘Shotgun Willie’ for the shootout that happened when he heard his daughter Lana was being physically assaulted by her husband Steve.
“I ran for my truck and drove to the place where Steve and Lana lived and slapped Steve around,” Willie recalls. “He really pissed me off. I told him if he ever laid a hand on Lana again, I would come back and drown his ass. No sooner did I get back to Ridgetop than here came Steve in his car, shooting at the house with a .22 rifle. I was standing in the door of the barn and a bullet tore up the wood two feet from my head. I grabbed an M-1 rifle and shot at Steve’s car. Steve made one pass and took off.”
Willie then returned to Steve and Lana’s to find Steve had left and kidnapped their young son Nelson Ray. Lana told Willie that Steve was looking to ‘get rid of him.’ So Willie drove back to Ridgetop and waited.
“Thinking Steve would come to Ridgetop to pick me off about dusk, I hid in the truck so he couldn’t tell if I was home. We laid a trap for him. I had my M-1 and a shotgun. He drove by the house, and I ran out the garage door. Steve saw me and took off. That’s when I shot his car and shot out his tire. Steve called the cops on me. Instead of explaining the whole damn mess, the beatings and the semi-kidnapping and shooting and all, I told the officers he must have run over the bullet. The police didn’t want to get involved in hillbilly family fights. They wrote down what I told them on their report and took off.”
Willie may have softened over time, but the story continues to live on. Now you too can own the infamous ‘Shotgun Willie’ tee for yourself! It resembles the vintage design of the tee worn by Willie and includes a great vintage style flock lettering! Get yours today and help this story continue to live on!
Photo Credit: Jim Marshall Photography
Willie Nelson’s website is selling these shirts celebrating end of prohibition of sale of marijuana and hemp. There are shirts for Colorado and Washington.
Willie Nelson and Hard Rock International announced the launch of the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight merchandise program, benefiting the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Animal Welfare Institute. The line, a partnership between the musician, activist, author and poet and the world-renowned brand, includes a men’s t-shirt, a limited edition collector pin as well as an online exclusive pin and, fittingly, a bandanna that will be available online and in-store at participating locations on June 6.
Hard Rock International is excited to join in the ongoing festivities for the beloved musician and look forward to welcoming Willie and his Family Band for a celebration launch event at Hard Rock Cafe New York on June 6.
“Willie Nelson is an American treasure and one of the most prolific, inspiring and enduring musicians of our time,” said Annie Balliro, senior director of brand philanthropy at Hard Rock International. “Willie’s love of all people, his tireless philanthropic work for a better planet, a kinder world for all creatures and beings, aligns perfectly with our own motto, Love All – Serve All. We could not be more proud to partner with Willie for these important causes on this significant and happy day, his 80th birthday.”
A portion of the retail price will benefit both the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, which advocates for creating a better world through sustainable, community-based biodiesel, and the Animal Welfare Institute dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people and seeking better treatment of animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home and in the wild.
Hard Rock’s Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight t-shirt, pin and bandanna will be available online at www.hardrock.com and at Hard Rock locations in the following cities: New York, New Orleans, Maui, San Antonio, Nashville and Houston.
Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Mens T-Shirt: 100 percent cotton tee that features an image of Willie Nelson with his guitar and the words “Outlaw Legend.” The top left of the shirt features the artists name and is surrounded by filigree with an Old West saloon vibe. 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($26)
Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Bandana: 100 percent cotton and features a filigree design on a navy blue background that coordinates with the Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight T-Shirt and includes the artists name. 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($10.00)
Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Collectors Pin: A translucent hard enamel guitar with gold base metal modeled after Willie’s own and features the phrase “Outlaw Legend.” 15 percent of the retail price will benefit the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute. ($12.00)
Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight Online Exclusive Pin: Modeled after the Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight T-Shirt and includes the artist’s likeness, name, guitar and the words “Outlaw Legend.” This online exclusive pin is hard enamel with translucent enamel used for the guitar and is set on gold base metal. ($14.00)
The Artists Spotlight Series is among the series of events and releases celebrating the artists 80th birthday. On April 16 Legacy Recordings released “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family. 2013 is shaping up as a banner year for the pop country patriarch, who turned 80 April 29. His rollicking memoir, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die – Musings from the Road,” published by HarperCollins in May 2012, is currently a New York Times bestselling nonfiction title and “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” is an essential addition to the outlaw country artist’s catalog of timeless recordings.