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Friday, December 6th, 2019

“Be Happy, Stay Positive” — Willie Nelson to his fans

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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Willie Nelson and his fans

Monday, November 25th, 2019

“Willie Nelson Tickets” for Christmas, by Tara Thompson

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

www.soundslikenashville.com
by: Grace Lenehan Vaughn

If there’s one thing that Tara Thompson wants for Christmas, it’s tickets to a Willie Nelson show. She’s singing about the top item on her Christmas list in her new song “Willie Nelson Tickets,” the first release from her upcoming holiday-themed album, Hillbilly Christmas, which will be out by the end of November.

Willie Nelson for president, by God,” says Tara in an interview with Sounds Like Nashville. “He’s been my hero for a long time. I just love his songwriting, and I still haven’t gotten the chance to even be in the same room as him, so obviously, going to see him live would be a very good Christmas present for Tara Thompson. That was kind of the inspiration behind it.”

The tune, written by Thompson, James Cook, Marc Christian and Matt King, features a reference to Nelson’s song “Whiskey River,” as well nods to his ‘favorite hobby’ with lines like “I can smell the smoke from here.”

“It wouldn’t be a song about Willie Nelson if I didn’t include his favorite hobby — it just makes sense,” says Thompson. “I just went for it. People are loving it and hopefully it stays that way.”

The song’s witty lyrics are coupled with a throwback country instrumentation complete with steel guitar, harmonica, and a piano solo straight out of a western saloon. Thompson says fans can expect a similar style on the entire Hillbilly Christmas project.

“I wanted, when you heard it, it would be super country —  a country song, and the lyrics are what make it Christmas,” Thompson says. “I want when people hear this to be like, ‘Wow, now that is country music.’ Not dissing new country by any means. I just wanted to bring back more of the old-school sound because I’m such an old-school artist, especially in my soul.”

The album will feature a wide range of songs, including the lighthearted “Wienerschnitzel,” the wistful “Christmas Eve,” and a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.” Thompson also recorded a music video for “Christmas Eve,” out Nov. 22. This collection of songs, which will be released independently, will be Thompson’s first full offering since her Someone To Take Your Place EP released in 2016 on Big Machine Records.

“It felt like a lifetime ago because you go from promoting a single and doing radio tour to nothing,” says Thompson of the transition in her career. “It’s been kind of a blessing in disguise because I wouldn’t have been able to do this Christmas album if I wouldn’t have had all this time. It was honestly the last thing in the world I would ever think of putting out, and now it’s the most perfect thing in the world to put out.”

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Willie Nelson and his fans

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019

“It was a night I’ll never forget”

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Rob Halford would love to do a duet with Willie Nelson, “He’s like a god”

Monday, October 7th, 2019

www.blabbermouth.net

Judas Priest singer Rob Halford took part in a question-and-answer session with Full Metal Jackie of the 95.5 KLOS radio station on Friday, October 4 from The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

Asked if there are any artists that he would like to collaborate with in the future, Halford — who is promoting his upcoming festive-themed LP “Celestial” — said: “There’s a beautiful song on this album called ‘Morning Star, and I kind of put that song together pretty quickly. I was in the kitchen of my house playing acoustic guitar and this song just started to happen.

And as I was playing it, I could hear Willie Nelson in the background singing along with me. And I thought, ‘How could would this be, for The Metal God and Willie Nelson to do kind of a duet?’ And he’s like a God, right? Willie Nelson is a God.

And as luck would have it, Willie is on the same label as I am — Sony/Legacy. So we’re trying to see if that could be a possibility. I mean, I would just be jaw on the floor; I’d be the total fanboy geek. You would have to give me an hour to get over the fact that Willie might be sitting there with a microphone.

I would love that to happen — just because he’s special, and I love Willie. I love what he does with his music; I love what he does for America; I love the way he supports the farmers and the very important people that put the food on our tables here. So he’s iconic in many, many ways. So that would be great if that could happen.”

Read article, listen to interview here.

Farm Aid heroes and friends

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Farm Aid brings together wonderful people who care about farmers and their farms and the food they grow and who want to show those farmers how much we need them. And lots of these Farm Aid supporters and music lovers have become my close friends. I didn’t get to see lots of friends who were there, but here’s a few photos.

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Sunday, September 8th, 2019

“Willie Nelson, your voice is as important as ever” — Dan Rather

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

While taking shelter from the storm in Lawton, Mom had to rearrange the albums at Cracker Barrel. Someone did not put the correct ones in front. ?” — Jenny Thompson

Monday, July 1st, 2019