Archive for the ‘Highwaymen’ Category

“Live Forever”, with the Highwaymen

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Thanks to Alice from Atlanta, for finding this documentary loaded up to youtube. Enjoy!

Willie Nelson’s Braids, Highwaymen Items up for Auction at Waylon Jennings Auction (10/5/14)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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by: Samantha Stephens

The late Waylon Jennings was one of a kind. And let’s admit it. Any of us would be thrilled to own one of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s personal belongings.

If you’re willing to pay what we can assume will be a hefty price, you can make that dream come true this fall.

Jennings’ wife Jessi Colter is at the helm of an auction of some of his most prized possessions to benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Many of the 2,000-plus items up for grabs are nothing short of mind-blowing. The singer counted Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash among his famous friends, and the items up for auction underscore the closeness of those relationships.

At the center of this massive collection is a British-made Ariel Cyclone motorcycle Holly bought in 1958. Jennings gave up his seat to Holly on a private plane that crashed following a 1959 concert. Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were all killed in the accident in Iowa. Jennings later acquired the motorcycle.

Other items confirmed in the auction are the original signed contract signaling the beginning of the Highwaymen, the supergroup of Jennings, Nelson, Cash and Kristofferson, along with Nelson’s hair braids which — so the story goes — Nelson himself cut off in 1983 to support Jennings’ road to sobriety journey. There’s also Hank Williams Jr”s cowboy boots created by Nudie Cohn, the famous tailor to the stars, and a handwritten letter to Jennings from John Lennon.

Just reading the descriptions of these items makes you wonder what it would’ve been like to be present in those moments, doesn’t it? I probably would have screamed the moment Nelson took scissors to his braids. Have mercy!

Photos, stage wear and awards will also be up for grabs when the auction takes place Oct. 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. The auction is being organized by Guernsey’s, a New York city-based auction house.

The Highwaymen, “Why Me Lord?”

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Highwaymen, “Why Me Lord?”

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Loving her was easier than anything I’ll ever do again”

Monday, May 26th, 2014

1992 concert by the Highwaymen in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson with Kris’s song Loving Her Was Easier (than anything I’ll ever do again)

The Highwaymen, Farm Aid VI (Ames, Iowa) (April 24, 1993)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

“The Highwaymen” @ Farm Aid 1985 (with Glen Campbell)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Highwaymen, with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Glen Campbell sing “Highwayman” at Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois on September 22, 1985.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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The Highwaymen

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Thank so much to Chris and Shelly Nelson, for sharing their sculputure of “The Highwaymen”

This day in Willie Nelson history: First Highwayman Tour begins (3/3/1990)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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On March 3, 1990, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, kicking off their first concert tour as the Highwaymen

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This isn’t from that show, but one of my faves

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

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This day in Willie Nelson history: “Highwayman” recorded in Nashville (12/6/13)

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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On December 6, 1984, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson record “Highwayman” at Nashville’s Moman Studios. Among the musicians on the session is guitarist Marty Stuart.

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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The Highwaymen, “I’m Gonna Live Forever”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Thank you Terry Jennings for sharing this gem this morning. What a great way to start the day. I have to find that cd, I want to watch the whole thing. Wow.

“Good Hearted Woman” (The Highwaymen)

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013