Archive for the ‘This Day in Willie Nelson History’ Category

Willie Nelson at the Fillmore, San Francisco, April 15,16,17,18,19, 2007

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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New Willie Nelson Album out April 13, 2013, “Face the Music and Dance”

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Artist: Willie Nelson and Family
Title: Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Label: Legacy
Format(s): CD, DD

Willie Nelson’s second album in his new contract with Legacy is a new trip back to the world of pop classics with Let’s Face the Music and Dance. The album, recorded with his group of over forty years, Family, will be released on April 16.

Following in the steps of his classic pop-country albums like StardustLet’s Face the Music and Dance was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, produced by Buddy Cannon and mixed by Butch Carr at Budro Music Repair Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Compiling the repertoire for Let’s Face The Music And Dance, Willie chose a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics drawn from the 1930s (Let’s Face the Music and DanceWalking My Baby Back Home), 1940s (You’ll Never Know, I Wish I Didn’t Love You SoShame On You) and 1950s (Matchbox) covering evergreen songwriters Irving Berlin , Mack Gordon , Carl Perkins , Frank Loesser , Django Reinhardt and Spade Cooley, among others. Willie turns in a beautiful new version of his composition Is The Better Part Over, a song he introduced on 1989’s A Horse Called Music.

Track List:

  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)
  • Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
  • You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon)
  • Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois & Jean Bourtayre)
  • Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert & Roy Turk)
  • Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
  • Twilight Time (Al Nevins & Morty Nevins)
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh)
  • I’ll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn & Vincent Rose)
  • I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Frank Loesser)
  • South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy & Michael Carr)
  • Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
  • Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking) (Irving Berlin)
  • Shame On You (Spade Cooley)

Willie Nelson & Family at Whitewater Amphiteater (April 12, 2019)

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Thank you Janis Tillerson, for sharing photos from last night’s
Willie Nelson & Family Show
Whitewater Amphitheater, New Braunfels, TX
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Farm Aid IV at the Hoosier Dome (April 7, 1990) (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

[Thanks to Phil Weisman for this cool Heartland Newspaper, with Farm Aid IV headlines.]

Willie Nelson will be joined by over 30 performers and entertainers for Farm Aid IV at the Hoosier Dome on April 7.  Their efforts will address the needs of the American farm family.

Willie Nelson & Family (and Pegi Young) (April 7, 2013) SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Willie Nelson in Concert – Harrahs (April 6, 1978)

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Texas Norml’s Fundraiser @ Willie Nelson’s Cut and Putt (March 28, 2015)

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

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“The Party” Willie Nelson & Family (March 22, 2009)

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Thanks, Steve Brooks, for sharing pics of this ticket you designed.

“My brother in law promoted this event for Tyson and this was a ticket press run.” — Steve Brooks

Willie Nelson & Family in Chicago (March 18, 2011)

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson at Luck Reunion (March 16, 2017)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Great photos by Janis Tillerson

Welcome to the Luck Reunion (March 15, 2018)

Monday, March 15th, 2021

This day in Willie Nelson history: “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” #1 Country Charts (March 13, 1980)

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

On March 13, 1980, Willie Nelson’s “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”,  from soundtrack for The Electric Horseman movie, #1 on Country Chart.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” was recorded by Waylon Jennings on the 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws, and further popularized in 1980 by Willie Nelson as a single on the soundtrack to The Electric Horseman. “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” was written by Sharon Vaughn and Nelson’s version was his fifth number one on the country chart,

Willie Nelson & Family at Luck Reunion Potluck (March 13, 2019)

Saturday, March 13th, 2021
Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for your great photos from Luck.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Austin Rodeo (March 9, 2014)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Willie Nelson, Kevin Smith

Enjoy these great photos from Janis Tillerson, from the Austin Rodeo in 2014.


Bobbie Nelson


Mickey Raphael


Kevin Smith, Paul English

Willie Nelson and Family and Dwight Yoakam (March 7, 2017)

Sunday, March 7th, 2021