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Congratulations, Dallas Wayne — Ameripolitan DJ of the Year!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


Congratulations to the handsome and talented Dallas Wayne, of Sirius/XM Radio, for winning the DJ of the Year award at the annual Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin!  Read about all the winners at

You can hear Dallas on Sirius/XM radio every day (maybe not Sunday, but it seems like he’s always working), on Willie’s Roadhouse, and Outlaw Country!  Check out his shows, listen and you will see why he keeps winning DJ awards.  Well deserved, Dallas!  He is a good reason to subscribe to Sirius/XM radio. 

He’s a nice guy, too, he’s got a lovely wife, nice kids, the whole package.

Visit Dallas Wayne’s FaceBook Page and Willie’s Roadhouse page to congratulate him and say hello.

And congratulations to Haybale for winning the Best Honkey Tonk Group award!


Photo: Dallas Wayne!

You can see Haybale most Sunday Nights at the famous Continental Club in the heart of Austin, Texas.

Ray Price interview with Dallas Wayne, on SiriusXM Radio (2011)

Friday, December 20th, 2013


Ray Price, “Father Good Times,” with SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse program director Jeremy Tepper (left) and on-air personality Dallas Wayne backstage at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Airing Saturday 12/21 at noon ET and Sunday 12/22 at 9 pm ET on Willie’s Roadhouse.

It might be an exaggeration to say that all roads in country music lead to Ray Price, but not by much. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who passed away at his home in Mount Pleasant, TX on December 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was a pioneer on several frontiers and influential beyond compare. He introduced a danceable style of honky tonk that became known as the “Ray Price Shuffle” with his 1956 hit Crazy Arms, which spent 20 weeks at No. 1 and helped him survive the rock ‘n’ roll explosion (many other country stars of the day were not so fortunate). Not to mention his smooth crooning vocal style on later hits like Danny Boy and For the Good Times, which are worthy of comparison to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

As a bandleader, Price’s Cherokee Cowboys proved to be a finishing school for future stars and ace musicians like Roger Miller, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Bush, Buddy Emmons, and a young Willie Nelson, who faked his way on bass guitar to get the gig and wrote one of Price’s signature tunes, Night Life.

Willie remained lifelong friends with Price, who became an extended member of the SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse family. Here is a backstage interview with Dallas Wayne, following his performance at ACL Live at the Moody Theater (home to SiriusXM studios in Austin, TX) on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Ray Price honored on Willie’s Roadhouse, Sirius/XM Radio, with Dallas Wayne

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Thanks to Willie’s Roadhouse, on Sirius/XM Radio, for their continuing tribute to the great Ray Price, who passed away this week.  Dallas Wayne, producer Jeremy Tepper and their staff honored him all day yesterday, with music, interviews, tributes by friends.

They continue today, and if you missed it, you can hear a vintage “Willie Wednesday” with Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Bill Mack live in-studio at the old Willie’s Place truck stop in Carl’s Corner, TX replayed today at 3 pm ET and midnight ET. — with Dallas Wayne, Jeremy Tepper, Willie Nelson, Bill Mack, Cindy Mack and Ray Price.

Another good reason to subscribe to Sirius/XM Radio.

Live! From New York! It’s Dallas Wayne and Jeremy Tepper, Sirius/XM Radio (Farm Aid 2013)

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Dallas Wayne, host of Willie’s Road House and  Outlaw Country shows on Sirius/XM, and Jeremy Tepper, producer,  broadcast live from Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

I always have to track down these guys at the Farm Aid concert, tucked back stage and broadcasting the 12-hour Farm Aid Concert.   Sirius/XM Radio has made the commitment to broadcast Farm Aid live for many years, and we fans are grateful that  they have.    They are working so hard!  It’s got to be challenging to bring the whole Willie’s Roadhouse Operation on the road and broadcast remotely like that.    Thanks, guys!

Dallas Wayne

It’s something to watch them work, coordinate interviews with performances, juggle schedules; their broadcasts are seamless; listening on the radio, Dallas makes it seem easy, but watching them live, you see how hard they are working and all the things they are doing.    But still, they always have time to say hello, and let me bug them to take some pictures.

Mickey Raphael stopped by for a visit before his performance with Amos Lee, one of Mickey’s many of the day.

Check out for a re-broadcast of the great concert, with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs Robots, and many more great artists.

And they are such nice guys, too.

 To learn about Farm Aid, and the work they do and how you can help, visit:


Johnny Bush celebrates new album “Reflections” and reflects on his life in interview with Dallas Wayne on Sirius/XM Radio

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


The “Country Caruso” Johnny Bush celebrates his new album “Reflections” by looking back over his impressive 60-plus year music career, including tales from his days on the road with Willie Nelson and, in this extensive two-hour interview with Dallas Wayne airing over Labor Day Weekend:  Saturday 8/31 Noon ET; Sunday 9/1 10 am ET and Monday 9/2 3 pm ET.

For information on how you can hear this:

Dallas Wayne at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2013 (Forth Worth, Texas)

Sunday, July 14th, 2013


Dallas Wayne performed a solo set at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic


He sang that sad sad song…

(Sorry, don’t know why the whole song didn’t get recorded; operator error, of course.)

Dallas joined in with the grand finale



Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2013, a grand finale

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


It’s always exciting at the end of a Willie Nelson & Family show when other artists or family members come on stage to sing with the band, and it’s especially fun at the Picnic, when the artists who played during the day sing gospel tunes with Willie, and whatever other songs Willie leads them in. . Some folks had to leave for other shows or other reason, but the stage was full.

Willie Nelson and David Allan Coe

Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson

Happy Birthday, Dallas Wayne

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013


All the best to singer/songwriter/on-air personality, music lover Dallas Wayne, who celebrates a birthday today.  Dallas is always so kind and generous to me, and I always look forward to running into him at a Willie Nelson & Family show or Farm Aid or other special event.  He’s the best.


 My only complaint to him has been how sad he makes me everytime I hear, “Not a Dry Eye in the House” a song he sings and recorded, and it’s so sad.  His music’s not all sad, of course, and you can hear him most Sunday nights (even tonight on his birthday), with his band HayBale, at Continental Club in Austin.   A bunch of us got to see him play his hometown of Bastrop in April, when he played before Billy Joe Shaver’s set.  He is a fan favorite in Kansas City, at Knuckleheads, where he  opens for Billy Joe, Merle Haggard, Ray Price. several times a year.  He will be performing at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas at the Stock Yards in Forth Worth this year.


You can hear him every day on the radio, too, on Sirius/XM Radio, on Willie’s Road House and Outlaw Country stations.

Dallas Wayne, backstage at a Willie Nelson show, with Randy Travis and Jeremy Tepper, on David Allan Coe’s bus.  I know it sounds like a country song, but it really happens.

I hope this song makes you sad like it does me.


with the lovely Jo, at Luck, Texas


Tim O’Connor, Connie Nelson and Dallas Wayne

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013


Tim O’Connor, the owner and inspiration behind the Back Yard, and all the great music it’s hosted, Connie Nelson, who oversees the ongoing greening of the Back Yard, and singer/songwriter/on-air personality host on Sirius/XM Radio, Dallas Wayne, backstage  at the Willie Nelson concert last Sunday Night.

Connie was honored by the Back Yard  with a fountain named in her honor, for all her hard work and focus on maintaining an environmentally friendly, low-carbon footprint music venue.


Dallas Wayne, Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Janis Tillerson took this photo of Dallas Wayne today

Janis and I stopped by and visited with Dallas Wayne, and watched him work on Willies Roadhouse, Sirius/XM Radio.  Today’s show was dedicated to George Jones, and Dallas spoke with Ray Price, Bill Mack,  and songwriter/author Bobby Braddock, and shared fond memories about George, and played his music all day long.

Dallas kindly came out and posed for photos with us, too.


Kris Kristofferson, Dallas Wayne, Willie Nelson, in Austin

Friday, April 27th, 2012


SXSW “Grifter’s Hymnal Hour” hosted by Ray Wylie Hubbard, with guests Billy Joe Shaver, Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson and Eric Burden on Sirius/XM Radio “Outlaw Country”

Saturday, March 24th, 2012


Tune in today to Sirus/XM Radio, on Outlaw Country (Channel 60) to hear a special broadcast of SXSW “Grifter’s Hymnal Hour” hosted by Ray Wylie Hubbard  with his guests Billy Joe Shaver, Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson and Eric Burdon.

Looks like a line up, ’round up the usual suspects’.


Texas Hill Country master of “Grit ‘N Groove” Ray Wylie Hubbard is joined by the original “Honky Tonk Hero” Billy Joe Shaver, Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon of the Animals for his third annual SXSW  special for SiriusXM Outlaw Country, recorded in the shed behind the home of  Texas Music Office ambassador Casey Monahan during the SXSW Music Festival in  Austin, TX.

The exclusive one-hour backyard pickin’ party features plenty of  casual conversation, Outlaw storytelling, acoustic performances of songs from  Hubbard’s new album Grifter’s Hymnal and an impromptu musical collaboration  between Nelson and Jennings, heirs to the legacy of their fathers Willie and  Waylon.

If you’re not a subscriber yet and want to hear this great show, visit: for more information.

Other chances to see the show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60

Saturday 3/24, 5PM ET and 10 PM ET
Sunday 3/25, 10 AM ET and 9PM ET
Tuesday 3/27, 8 PM ET
Thursday 3/29, 11PM ET


Ray Wylie Hubbard with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burden


I think they are having way too much fun. And they get paid for that?

To see more pictures find Outlaw Country on FaceBook.

Joke of the Day

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

This joke came from Johnny Bush, via Dallas Wayne:

One night a man went out dancing with his girlfriend.  He wore his brand new patent leather boots, and while they were dancing, he looked down at his feet and and asked his girlfriend, ‘Darlin’, are you wearing underwear?”  “No”, she replied, “I’m not”.  “Thank God,” he said. “I thought my new boots had a crack in them.”

Backstage at a Willie Nelson show, with Jeremy Tepper, Ray Price, Dallas Wayne

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Jeremy Tepper, program director Sirius/XM Radio; Ray Price, Dallas Wayne, Sirius/XM Radio personality, backstage at the New Year’s Eve concert in Austin, at Moody Theater.

Good news! Dallas Wayne will be back on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Radio on Monday!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Dallas Wayne interviews Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2011, in Kansas City, KS.

They announced on Willie’s Road House on Sirius/XM Radio that Dallas Wayne would be back on the air on Monday.  Dallas has taken some time off, after the devastating loss of his home in Bastrop, Texas in the recent Texas fires.  I spoke with Dallas, and he wanted to thank everyone for their best wishes and concern for him.  He said he and wife Jo, and dog, are doing okay, (“safe and well insured”), even though he lost musical instruments and many  other irreplaceable belongings in the fire.


At Knuckleheads, Jo, Dallas, Jeremy Tepper, for Billy Joe Shaver show in August.

Can’t wait to have Dallas back on the radio!

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