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Fans line up to buy Willie Nelson tickets

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
by: Haley Rustvold

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was definitely busy Friday morning.

Fans were waiting outside of the Rock Shop for Willie Nelson tickets to officially go on sale.

Big fans of the country music legend waited patiently in line to purchase their tickets.

Willie Nelson and his fans

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Willie Nelson fan letters (1983)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Country Rhythms
July 1983

Letters to the Editor

We just had to write to thank you for your great cover issue and interview with “the man,” “the entertainer of the years,” Willie Nelson!  We enjoy your magazine very much, but the May edition and “Willie” puts the icing on the cake.  We will never forget you for featuring Willie on your premier issue, either.

From “Hello Walls” and “crazy,” up to Tougher than Leather, Willie has always been the best and will be “Always on My Mine!”

Carole & Willie Farkas
Ontario, Canada


My mother brought home the Country Rhythms magazine today and I was so excited to see Willie Nelson on the cover.  I wanted to write as soon as possible.  I read the Willie Nelson article part I and I can’t wait for part II

Thanks to Country Rhythms article I will now be able to start my third photo album of articles on Willie.  I have loved Willie and his music for 10 years now.  WIllie has given me so much happiness and doesn’t even know it.  Willie has autographed my boots, shook and kissed my hand and wore my bandanna during his concerts.

I want to thank Country Rhythms for the great part I interview and thank you ahead of time for part II.

I would also like to thank Willie Nelson for all the happiness and may he be as happy as he has made me!

Lisa McKinney
San Antonio, TX


Every week I look for a magazine or book in hopes of finding a good article on Willie Nelson.  I just had to let you people know the may edition was fantastic.  I’ve never read such a big article on him — and there is still another edition to come in June!  The pictures were the nicest and clearest I’ve ever seen.  I’m probably one of his biggest fans.  Although he doesn’t know me, I feel like we’ve been close friends for a long time.  This man certainly deserves such good interviews and beautiful pictures of him like the ones you published.  I do have a problem though, I was hoping you could help me with.  I’ve never seen a fan club address that I could write to.  Would you please help me find the address of his fan club, because I know I will never be fortunate enough to write to him personally?  Please help me if you can.

Charlotte Patterson
Chatsworth, GA

[To read the interviews those fans loved:

Part I:
Part II:

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Have a Willie Nice Day

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Thanks to Jan “Railroad Lady” Moore for sharing photo of her birthday gift yesterday.  Jan is in hospital, but her family and friends showed her love.


First Willie Nelson & Family Concert of 2017

Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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Way to go Barbara  

Barbara Bettorf Duvall:  “First Willie concert for 2017. Tunica MS just south of Memphis.   Great way to start off the year.”


Willie Nelson and his fans in Austin

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Willie Nelson signed autographs for fans after the Dec. 29 and 30th shows in Austin.  Paintings, posters, hats, bandannas, cell phones, shirts, tickets, hats, he signed them.  I don’t know how he does it, bending over like that for so long, for autographs, photos, kisses and hugs.  He gives so much.  On the last night, New Year’s Eve, the show didn’t start until 11:30, and Willie and his band played well into the New Year, interrupted by signing Auld Lang zine and Happy Birthday to Sister Bobbie.  It was a rowdy crowd, and he would have been there until dawn if he’d started signing autographs and meeting and greeting after the show at the front of the stage.




Willie Nelson, NYE (2014)

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Willie Nelson fan in Temple hopes for wish to come true – to meet Willie Nelson

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
by:  Kurtis Quillin

TEMPLE – When Allison Dickson was 15 months old, she was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease, a form of muscular dystrophy which affects the respiratory system.

Doctors told her parents she wouldn’t live more than a year after that.

Then, 3 years ago, she ended up on life support and in the hospital for five months.

So, at 37 years old, Allison wanted just one thing for Christmas: to meet Willie Nelson in Belton.

Dickson’s illness leaves her with several restrictions, including travel.  She’s not allowed to go further than 10 miles from home, meaning Nelson’s appearance at the Bell County Expo Center’s 30th anniversary celebration could be her only chance to meet him.

She also has to go through breathing treatments with a nurse three times a day.

“Willie is a legend,” Dickson said.  “He’s a national treasure.  I don’t know who isn’t a Willie Nelson fan.”

Allison’s post, asking for the gift of a meet and greet with one of the biggest music stars in the nation wound up in from of Paula Nelson, Willie’s daughter.

On Tuesday, Dickson said Paula told her it’s a done deal and she’ll get to meet Willie Nelson in Belton.

“We’re looking forward to the show here and it sounds like it’s going to be a great show for her and for everyone else,” Tim Stephens, Executive Director of the Bell County Expo Center, said.  “But certainly a special one for her if she’s going to get to meet him.  That’s great.”

March’s concert, although two months away, for Dickson, it’s a long way from where she was in the hospital.

“I don’t need easy,” Dickson said.  “I just need possible.”

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Willie Nelson and Family in Austin

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

So this is what it feels like to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Willie Nelson & Family and Friends.

Princesses Terry and Jenny Thompson and nephew Rob in their seats early for the show.

So happy to catch up with the lovely Margie Lemons and hubby Bobby back at the sound boards.

These two lucky fans stood for the entire Willie Nelson & Family show on New Year’s Eve, and one of them caught a bandanna from Willie Nelson.  So much fun to watch.

Sorry I’m in all of them but selfies are so much fun.


Willie Nelson fans at the Willie Nelson Statue, on Willie Nelson Boulevard in Austin

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Cherie met up with another Willie Nelson fan, Henley, at the Willie Nelson statue, at 310 Willie Nelson Boulevard in Austin.  Everyone loves Willie Nelson.  Thanks, Cherie for sharing these fun photos.


Friday, December 30th, 2016

Cherie and I hit the hot spots.  The Willie Nelson statue is a must.  It’s fun to stand there for a while and watch all the people that come up for photographs.  It must be one of the most photographed of Austin sites.

Willie Nelson at ACL

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Cherie and I got lucky, ran into Willie on his balcony at the Moody Theater tonight.


Alice and Dee and Willie Nelson at the airport

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Music lovers Dee from Virginia and Alice from Georgia meet up with Willie Nelson at the airport on their way to a concert.  Lucky fans, even get to share a shot of tequila with him, it looks like.  Good times.