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Willie Nelson: Texas Icon (Briscoe Center for American History)

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015


Willie Nelson: A Legend in Jeans

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014



Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie
“December Day”

Willie Nelson, a legend in jeans

Monday, November 17th, 2014


Thanks to Phil Weisman, for sending along this print ad for the Wrangler Jean campaign. I’d never seen this one before.


No doubt about it, real cowboys wear Wrangler cowboy cut jeans.  97% of all pro-rodeo cowboys wear them.   They are the only official jeans of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.  And that’s only natural.   After all, these are the jeans designed for cowboys.  So they’re comfortable, and they last.

Of course, not everyone who wears Wrangler Cowboy Cut jeans is a professional cowboy.   Lots of people are just cowboys in their hearts —  like Willie Nelson, a legend in jeans.

Willie Nelson, A legend in American Music.  A singer with an unmistakably original style, songwriter with a distinctive vision and artist who reflects our fears, hopes and dreams.  Willie is a poet who mirrors our conscience and a humanitarian with an appreciation of and concern for the working man anc woman.

Wranger Jeans.  Crafted with pride in the USA since 1947.  Built on the belief that honesty, integrity and fairness should be the cornerstone of business.

Willie Nelson embodies many of the ideals with which Wrangler is identified.  H. Varnell Moore, President of the Wrangler Brands, said, “To us, this is the most natural of friendships. We are greatly pleased and honored to be associated with a person of Willie Nelson’s stature, both as a performer and a man.

Willie and Wrangler.  A natural fit.

In Person Willie Nelson

Friday, November 14th, 2014




Thanks, Phil Weisman, you know how I love these old ads





Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again” and Harley Davidson

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” is soundtrack to this Harley Davidson commercial. A man takes his Harley out of the garage and polishes it up and makes it look like new — and then posts a “for sale” sign on it. Time to get an Indian Motorcycle.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


There’s only one KLAC570 … ask Willie Nelson

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014



Thanks, Phil Weisman!


That is a big-ass Texas sign.




Willie Nelson, for Rolex

Friday, October 10th, 2014


I don’t know if Rolex ever paid Willie Nelson for all the photos of him wearing their watches, but they should have. He wears them well, doesn’t he?

Ann Willis, from Texas, took this great photo.

Willie Nelson’s ice cream “Ben and Jerry’s Country Peach Cobbler”

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
by Chris Boeckmann

With his warm demeanor and many contributions to the farming community, Willie Nelson has developed a reputation as a sweet man.  In 2007, Ben & Jerry’s matched that sweetness when it debuted Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler ice cream.  As both a tribute to Nelson’s charity work and Ben & Jerry’s support of community farming, a portion of the profits are given to the not-for-profit Farm Aid, the organization Nelson helped establish in the 1980s.

“There’s a lot more than just music to him,” Ben & Jerry’s spokesperson Sean Greenwood said of Nelson.  “I think it”s the same thing when you look at our history.”

The idea for peach cobbler ice cream started in the Research and Development Department, where researchers had been fielding requests for the return of Georgia Peach ice cream. Once the flavor was perfected, Ben & Jerry’s pitched the idea to Nelson.

“He tasted it and loved it from the beginning,” Researcher and ‘Flavor Guru’ John Shaffer said of Nelson’s reaction.  “It really made it easy for us; we don’t always get that lucky.”

There are no set rules on celebrity flavors, but to the farm-supporting company, Nelson seemed like an ideal candidate who could gracefully deal with the fame that comes with flavorhood.


Willie Nelson fans came up with some other ice cream flavors:

1        Bloody Mary Sunday
2.      On the Rocky Road Again
3.      Whiskey River
4.      Milk Cow Bluesberry
5.      Willie Nelson’s Crazy for Chocolate
6.      Rainbow Connection Sherbet
7.      Turn Out The Lights, Dark Chocolate
8.      I Gotta Get Drunk Pina Colada Sherbet
9.      Yesterday’s strawberry wine
10.    Moment of Forever Marshmallow Swirl
11.    Worry B Gone Butter Pecan
12.   Gravedigger Mudslide

Willie Nelson for John Varvatos, in Davenport

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Thanks to Barb from Iowa, for sending this picture that greeted her when she went to buy new glasses.

I nearly fainted when I walked into my local favorite eyewear store to buy new glasses and saw these Willie/John Varvatos displays.   I begged and begged them to give them to me when they were done with them and they would not.  I even offered to buy them and they still would not accept my offer.   They were going to give the larger silk poster away in a drawing at a local fundraiser.  I tried to buy tickets to the fundraiser just so I could enter my name in the drawing and the fundraiser tickets were sold out!


Thursday, March 27th, 2014


This day in Willie Nelson history: Chipotle Video Airs on television(Feb. 5, 2012)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Airing for the first time on television:  “Back to the Start”, by  Chipotle,  with Willie Nelson singing Coldplay’s “The Scientist”

The video, uploaded on Aug 25, 2011, has over 7 million views on YouTube.

Coldplay’s haunting classic ‘The Scientist’ is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, “Back to the Start.” Download the song now available on iTunes. Label and proceeds benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.
by: John Mossman

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s animated short film was named among the five best ads of 2012 by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

The Denver-based burrito chain’s two-minute spot, “Back to the Start,” reflects the company’s emphasis on sustainable farming and more humane treatment of animals — part of its “food with integrity” philosophy.

The ad, featuring Willie Nelson singing a cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist,” portrays a farmer’s switch from huge industrialized farming to a more environmentally friendly approach.

It was Chipotle’s first-ever national television commercial and made its debut at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Advertising Age said the ad upstaged some Grammy performances.

The ad originally was released in 2011 as an online video and in movie theaters. It was viewed 7 million times on YouTube.

The Wall Street Journal said the ad “hit a sweet spot with consumers, who are increasingly interested in the origins of their food.”

Previously, the ad won the top prize at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and was the grand-prize winner at the International ANDY Awards, established by the Advertising Club of New York.

Willie Nelson Advice Doll (2003 Superbowl ad)

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Yeah, here comes the Willie Nelson Superbowl ads! Everything I can find anyway. And go Broncos!

Willie Nelson Superbowl Ad, for H&R Block

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Yeah, it’s that day again when I post all the Willie Nelson Superbowl stuff I can find! And Go Broncos!