Archive for the ‘Duets and collaborations’ Category
Best wishes to Loretta Lynn, born April 14, 1932, in Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Noted for her honest songwriting, she becomes the first woman to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1972, landing in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.
Loretta Lynn joins Willie Nelson for a duet on his new album, ‘To All the Girls’.
by: Paul Grein
Collaborations have long been a mainstay of country music. Can you guess who has reached #1 on the country chart with the most different partners? If you answered Willie Nelson, you know your country music history. The balladeer has reached the top spot with six different partners: Waylon Jennings (three times), Leon Russell (1979′s “Heartbreak Hotel”), Merle Haggard (1983′s “Pancho And Lefty”), Julio Iglesias (1984′s “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before”), Ray Charles (1985′s “Seven Spanish Angels”)and Toby Keith (2003′s “Beer For My Horses”).
In addition, Nelson reached #1 as a member of the country super-group Highwaymen (which also featured Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson). They scored with 1985′s “Highwayman.” The ACM should give Nelson a special award dubbed “Plays Well With Others.”
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, who have collaborated on two #1 country hits (1983′s “Islands In The Stream” and 1985′s “Real Love”), share second place. They have each hit #1 with five different partners (or sets of partners). Rogers also reached #1 with Dottie West (three times), Sheena Easton (1983′s “We’ve Got Tonight”), Ronnie Milsap (1987′s “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine”) and Alison Krauss & Billy Dean (2000′s “Buy Me A Rose”).
Parton also reached #1 with Porter Wagoner (1974′s “Please Don’t Stop Loving Me”), Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris (1987′s “To Know Him Is To Love Him”), Ricky Van Shelton (1991′s “Rockin’ Years”) and Brad Paisley (2006′s “When I Get Where I’m Going”). (Parton has hit #1 with more different partners than any other female artist.)
Paisley and Merle Haggard have each scored with four different partners. Paisley has reached #1 with Parton, Keith Urban (2009′s “Start A Band”), Alabama (2011′s “Old Alabama”) and Carrie Underwood (2011′s “Remind Me”).
Haggard has reached #1 with Nelson, Clint Eastwood (1980′s “Bar Room Buddies”), George Jones (1982′s “Yesterday’s Wine”) and Janie Fricke (1985′s “A Place To Fall Apart”).
Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney and Red Foley have each reached #1 with three different partners.
by: Christina Vinson
Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station are joining forces for their first-ever co-headlining tour.
The two icons will be touring together throughout the spring and summer, hitting up 35 cities in the United States. The run will kick off on May 1 in Murray, Ken., with its last stop in Toledo, Ohio on July 18.
Nelson and Krauss’ tour marks the first time the first time the pair of legends have shared the stage. They’ll be hitting the road with their two full bands, Willie Nelson and Family and Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas.
Two of country music’s most iconic talents in one stop? Yes, please.
The tour is sure to be unforgettable, as the two icons’ unique personalities and phenomenal musicianship — along with their respective long list of award-winning songs — will be something no country fan should miss.
The talent won’t stop at the headliners, either. Joining for separate portions of the tour will be folk trio the Devil Makes Three, two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves and celebrated songwriter Jason Isbell.
Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson 2014 Tour Dates:
5/1 – Murray, Ken. CFSB Center/Murray State University
5/2 – Atlanta, Ga. | Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5/3 – Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson Boling Arena
5/4 – Cary, N.C. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre
5/6 – St. Augustine, Fla. | St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/8 – Daniel Island, S.C. | Family Circle Cup Stadium
5/9 – Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre
5/10 – Greensboro, N.C. | White Oak Amphitheatre
5/11 – Huntington, W.V. | Big Sandy Superstar Arena
5/13 – Roanoke, Va. | Roanoke Civic Center
5/14 – Columbus, Ohio | Schottenstein Center
5/16 – Nashville, Tenn. | The Woods at Fontanel
5/17 – Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC
5/18 – Augusta, Ga. | James Brown Arena
6/5 – Southaven, Miss. | Snowden Grove Amphitheater
6/6 – Louisville, Ken. | Waterfront Park
6/7 – Lewiston, N.Y. | Artpark
6/8 – Bethel, N.Y. | Bethel Woods Center For the Arts
6/10 – New York, N.Y. | Radio City Music Hall
6/13 – Philadelphia, Penn. | Mann Center
6/14 – Columbia, Md. | Merriweather Post Pavilion
6/15 – Simsbury, Ct. | Simsbury Meadows
6/17 – Boston, Mass. | Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/19 – Bangor, Maine | Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/20 – Gilford, N.H. | Bank of NH Pavillion at Meadowbrook
6/21 – Canandaigua, N.Y. | CMAC Performing Arts Center
7/6 – Kansas City, Mo. | Starlight Theatre
7/7 – Rogers, Ariz. | Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/9 – Oklahoma City, Okla. | Zoo Amphitheatre
7/11 – Council Bluffs, Iowa | Harrah’s Stir Cove
7/12 – Chicago, Ill. | Ravinia Festival
7/13 – Detroit, Mich. | Freedom Hill
7/15 – Rama, Ontario | Casino Rama
7/17 – Interlochen, Mich. | Kresge Auditorium
7/18 – Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo
ACL Live at Moody Theater
Though SXSW is the big news in Austin this week, Rodeo Austin, which has been going on since the 1st, is getting plenty of big named musical talent too. In fact, when Willie Nelson played on Sunday, he was joined by his friend John – who turned out to be none other than Johnny Depp.
The actor joined the band, trading licks with Willie Nelson’s son Lukas, who was also sitting in with the band as a guest. Johnny, who has played with The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan and Oasis, was once a member of the band ‘P’ that featured members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Butthole Surfers, and The Sex Pistols.
With Willie, Depp played fan favorites like “Good Hearted Woman,” “On The Road Again” and “Shoeshine Man.”
photo and storyby: Suzanne Cordeiro
Living legend Willie Nelson hit the Main Stage of Rodeo Austin on Sunday, March 9 and mega star Johnny Depp joined him on stage to perform his entire set. Johnny is not only an incredible actor and film producer, but also an accomplished musician. Johnny Depp has been playing guitar since he was a child and it is not uncommon to find him performing with a variety of notable musicians. For an Austin, Texas gig during SXSW however, playing lead guitar alongside Willie Nelson might just be the coolest gig ever.
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