Archive for the ‘Janis Tillerson’ Category

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats #FarmAid2017

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Thanks so much to Janis Tillerson for her photos from Farm Aid 2017, and these of Nathaniel Ratliff and the Night Sweats.  Janis is one of my dear friends who help tell the story of the Farm Aid concert through pictures and stories.  And she is such an amazing photographer.

This is the second year for Nathaniel and his Denver-based band to play the Farm Aid concert in support of Family Farmers and the clean food movement.

We can support Farm Aid like Nathaniel, learn about Farm Aid’s great work and support family farmers at:

Jamey Johnson #FarmAid2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Thanks, Janis Tillerson, for more great photos from Farm Aid 2017, including these from Jamey Johnson’s set.

Mickey Raphael, Margo Price, Kevin Black #FarmAid2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Mickey Raphael set in with Margo Price and her band at the Farm Aid concert in Pennsylvania.

Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for your great photos from Farm Aid 2017, in Burgettstown, PA.


Farm Aid Friends

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Friends and music lovers and Family Farmer supporters gather in the press tent, before Farm Aid 2017 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Saturday. I see Jodi, Dot, and Janis and Alice and her friend, and Pat.

Alice from Atlanta, and Terry from Oklahoma.

Janis Tillerson and Rand Snyderman

Dot from Florida and Jodi from Texas

Willie Nelson Fans

Monday, September 11th, 2017


A while back, Janis and I on a late night hunt for the Willie Nelson Rolling Stone cover.

Congratulations, Bobbie Nelson, inducted into Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2017, with Dallas Wayne

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Congratulations to Bobbie Nelson for her induction into Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas last Saturday night.  Dallas Wayne inducted her.  And thanks so much to Janis Tillerson, who attended the event to help honor Bobbie Nelson, and shared these great photos.

Musician and Sirius/XM Radio on-air personality, Dallas Wayne introduced Sister Bobbie.  Dallas was inducted into the Disc Jokey Hall of Fame last year by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bobbie Lee Nelson, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Thanks so much, Janis Tillerson, for sharing photos from tonights induction ceremony at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.  Tonight, Bobbie Nelson is inducted, along with Kenny Rogers.

Lots of cool souvenirs

and the lovely Jo Albers, supporting husband Dallas Wayne


Remembering Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner Texas

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017



Willie’s Place Theater, at Carl’s Corner, Texas closed in 2011, but will always be one of fan’s favorites place to see Willie Nelson & Family perform.  When the Carl’s Corner truck stop changed hands, the Willie Nelson Theater and Willie Nelson themed truck stop were closed.  It was in operation for about three years, I think, it’s most recent version, anyway.  Truckers, tourists, and Willie Nelson fans loved it.

But the real joy about the place was Willie’s Place theater, and getting to see Willie Nelson and Family perform there.


Willie Nelson, Carl’s Corner, TX (photo by Janis Tillerson)

It was the greatest place;  it had great sound, it was cozy.  There wasn’t a bad seat in the house.  We sat at small tables set pushed up close to the stage, but you could stand at the bar and still make eye contact with Willie.   It was a low stage, and Willie generously spent time after every show talking with fans, signing autographs, hugging people, posing for photos.

Here’s Janis from Texas, hard at work hanging pictures at Carl’s Corner, Texas.  Janis personally framed thousands of pictures of Willie Nelson and Family and Friends and Fans, and hung them on the walls at Willie’s Place Theater.  The photos were sold off the walls when the Truck Stop closed.


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The place was a destination; when Willie did a show there we would all get there as early as we could so we could hang out with friends, eat at the Blue Skies Cafe, wander around and enjoy all the pictures on the wall, and display cases full of memorabilia.

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Janis Tillerson spent the three years Willie’s Place was open gathering pictures from fans, framing them, and hanging them on the wall.  She filled display cases with collections like the Tee-Shirt from the First Farm aid, albums, a miniature Trigger guitar, photos of fans with Willie.



Willie Nelson fans at Carl’s Corner, Texas, gather before the show.

Willie’s Place, on Sirius/XM Radio, broadcast from it’s studio in the Willie Nelson theater, and if they were on the air you could watch Dallas do his show.

Dallas Wayne and Willie Nelson
Sirius/XM Studio, Carl’s Corner, Texas

A few times, fans got to watch Willie being interviewed by Dallas Wayne or Bill Mack.

There were three grand openings of Willie’s Place Theater at Carl’s Corner, that I know of.  There might have been more.  One year, there was a stage set up in the parking lot, and Lukas Nelson and 40 Points (his band before Promise of the Real) performed for the fans outside.  Willie surprised everyone by joining Lukas and the band for a few songs, before going inside to do his set with his Family band.   There was a pre fourth of July concert at Carl’s that year, too.    One of the grand openings featured a Barbeque Cook-off,

New owners will take control on February 1st, next week.


Thanks to Jan, from Texas (RailRoadLady) for sharing this pic.


The news articles report that Willie Nelson biodiesel plant, located beside the truck stock, is not effected by the foreclosure actions, and will remain in his control, with other partners.

So I’ve been mourning the loss of the theater, but now I just have to smile about the good times we had there and all the great music we heard.   It was one of those moments in time, great memories for those of us lucky to have been there.  So, goodbye; we’re gonna miss you.

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Monique from The Hague, visited Texas with husband Mark, and took  this pic.


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Here’s Carl’s Corner in 1984

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Property, business opportunies offered at Carl’s Corners.

  • home sites
  • 5-acre tracks for mobile homes (complete financing available)
  • commercial, industrial sites
  • farm land
  • Former Wacoan, famous artist Bob Wade is entertaining idea of building a minature golf course
  • Developers, investors of Carl’s Corners will entertain motel and amusement facility developers offers

American Country
April 1984

Carl’s Corner Set to Open on 960 acre site;  developers providing complete financing

Development proceeds at a rapid pace at the Carl’s Corners project just north of Hillsboro.

Carl’s Corners promises to be a gigantic show place consisting of a mammoth truck stop with a huge multipurpose center with many auxiliary businesses.

Located along I-35E FM2959, Carl’s Corner is being developed by Carl Cornelius of Hillsboro and several other Dallas investors — one of whom is Monk White.

American Country will be bringing details about Carl’s Corners and its personnel in the months to come.  No date for initial opening of the first phase of this development has been announced.

The Restaurant, dining building at Carl’s Corner are complete, according to Carl Cornelius, (pictured in the top photo, with Darrril Wright and LeVan Gordon).  Cornelius went on to say that carpenter and carpenter helpers are needed for other projects.  And, Cornelius siad applications are now being taken for the operation of restaurant, multipurpose center, and truck stop.

Carl’s Corners truck stop (in bottom photo), located at one of the most visible sites in Texas, promises to become a number one stop along I-35E — referred to Mainstreet, Texas.  This truck stop will reputedly rival the internationally famous truck stop in Cheyenne, Wyoming because of the many facilities offered.


Willie Nelson and Trigger

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for sharing your great photos of Willie Nelson’s famous guitar.

Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson (Fourth of July Picnic)

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Thanks to Janis Tillerson for these great photos from Willie’s 4th of July Picnic. Sheryl Crow invited Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson on stage to sing, “Midnight Rider”, her final song.

Willie Nelson and Janis from Texas

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Two of my favorite folks, a few years back, in Luck, Texas.

Willie Nelson on the 4th of July in Austin (2017)

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Thank you, Janis from Texas, for once again treating us with her great pictures from a Willie Nelson and Family Picnic.


Willie Nelson’s Summer Tour 2017

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Thanks, Janis, for photo of the 2017 Willie Nelson’s Picnic Shirt, with the band’s summer schedule on the back.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, the gospel set

Friday, July 7th, 2017

It’s always exciting when Willie Nelson invites family and friends back on stage at the end of his show to sing gospel songs.  Thanks, Janis from Texas for sharing the moment with your pictures.  Looks like fun!


Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater (7/4/2017)

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Thanks, Janis Tillerson, for photos of the venue before the excitement begins in Austin today.  That’s a big place.