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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

“Sing to me, Willie”, by Edie Brickell

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Edie Brickell

A tribute to my dear friend Willie!

Available to stream/purchase now on all streaming platforms: https://orcd.co/singtomewillie

One of the most pleasant surprise gifts for Willie Nelson’s birthday last week was “Sing to Me, Willie,” a song Edie Brickell wrote that features Nelson and Brickell with backing from Brickell’s New Bohemians bandmates. Now there’s a video.

Released Wednesday, the four-minute clip features footage from rural and urban locations across the Texas landscape. Shots of wildflowers, rivers, horses and other Lone Star natural scenes alternate with images of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Big Tex at the State Fair, the Alamo, Gruen Hall and more.

“On Christmas Day, 2018, Willie asked me to write a song for us to sing together,” Brickell revealed in a press release announcing the video. “My father and Texas are my biggest connections to Willie.

I never hear his voice without loving memories of people and places back home. If only my dad could have heard this song.” (In the first line, Brickell sings of how Nelson’s music was played at her father’s funeral.)

All proceeds from “Sing to Me, Willie,” which is available on many digital music platforms, will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Edie Brickell and Willie Nelson, “Sing to Me Willie”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Proceeds from the collab, released in honor of Nelson’s birthday, benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund

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by: Claire Shaffer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a country artist or songwriter working today who hasn’t been personally affected by Willie Nelson’s music. In honor of the legendary outlaw’s 87th birthday, Edie Brickell has shared her own musical tribute, “Sing to Me, Willie.”

The song captures just how personal Brickell’s relationship is to Nelson’s work, right from the get-go: “We played your music at my daddy’s funeral/And the pastor was amused.” Nelson himself then joins Brickell in a duet, crooning about the untamed beauty of Texas. It’s a touching homage to Nelson, his home state, and his legacy of storytelling that artists like Brickell carry on.

“On Christmas Day, 2018, Willie asked me to write a song for us to sing together,” Brickell said. “What a gift! My father and Texas are my biggest connections to Willie. I never hear his voice without loving memories of people and places back home. If only my dad could have heard this song.”

“Sing to Me, Willie” was recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin, and features members of Brickell’s band the New Bohemians, including John Bush (percussion), Brad Houser (bass), and Kenny Withrow (electric guitar), as well as Kyle Crusham on acoustic guitar and Matt Hubbard on keyboards. All proceeds from the song will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Happy birthday, Willie, from Minneapolis

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Janine in Minnesota celebrates the holiday every year at work.

Nathaniel Rateliff celebrates Willie Nelson

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

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by: Joseph Hudak

Willie Nelson doesn’t turn 87 for another week, but Nathaniel Rateliff is already celebrating. The singer, songwriter, and leader of his band the Night Sweats has released the joyful track “Willie’s Birthday Song.” Featuring Nelson’s sister Bobbi Nelson on piano and his longtime harmonica player Mickey Raphael, the song shouts out many of the Red Headed Stranger’s most famous song titles and melodies.

“Pass me that joint, it’s Willie’s birthday/wipe away all of your tears/The world’s gone crazy but we still got Willie/and all the good things he’s done for us here,” Rateliff sings, as Mariachi horns and Raphael’s evocative harmonica drive along the rhythm.

The song is the latest entry in Rateliff’s “Marigold Singles” series, which raises money for his foundation the Marigold Project in support of economic and social justice organizations. He’ll release an all-star video for the track on Nelson’s actual birthday of April 29th: Lukas and Micah Nelson, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Nikki Lane, and Courtney Marie Andrews all lend background vocals.

Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Another Willie Nelson fan

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Me and Paul

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

A video of fan photos with Paul English. We miss you.

Thank you, WillieNelson.com

Watch video here.

Willie Nelson and a fan at Luck

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Willie Nelson spotted this 9-year old fan wearing a Willie Nelson shirt, stopped his truck, called him over and gave him a bandana that was on seat of the truck.

Willie’s Corner

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Cherie and Willie Doll at Scooterville

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

I love this picture of Willie Doll and Cherie

Willie Nelson and fans in Amsterdam

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Thanks so much to Johan and Nellie, from Holland, for sharing this photo of meeting Willie Nelson in Amsterdam.  And David Anderson, in the back.

Hi Linda,

I regularly visit your page and enjoy all the news about Willie.

We were fortunate to meet him a few times when he was in Holland.

A photo of him with us I send, that was after a concert in The Hague on 1 May 1996.

We love his music very much. Good luck with your site, we enjoy it!

Sincerely,

Johan & Nellie

Hi Linda, 
It seems nice to see our picture on your blog. I also read it every day and know that many Dutch people do the same.
Willie has a lot of fans here!
Once again success with your blog, we keep following it!
Sincerely,

Johan

The more things change; the more they stay the same

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Willie Nelson and his fans

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Saturday, February 15th, 2020