Archive for the ‘Johnny Cash’ Category

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The Highwaymen, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (Live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

The Highwaymen

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

“Loving Her Was Easier” — The Highwaymen, Aberdeen, Scotland 1992

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Highwaymen

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

“Live Forever” — The Highwaymen

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Willie Nelson in “Stagecoach”

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

'Stagecoach' (1986)

Courtesy: Everett Collection

This remake of the John Wayne classic was released in May 1986, exactly one year after the Highwaymen’s debut album hit shelves, and it more or less functions as a Western-themed commercial for the chemistry between Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson. They’re not the only country stars here, though. With additional cameos by June Carter, Jessi Colter and David Allan Coe, Stagecoach cracks its whip by focusing on country star power, not necessarily acting ability.

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On May 18, 1986, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appear in a CBS-TV remake of the western movie “Stagecoach,” along with June Carter, John Schneider, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe and Billy Swan.

This movie stars Willie Nelson, and his Highwaymen buddies, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. Great soundtrack, lots of Trigger playing throughout. Willie sings the title song, which he wrote with David Alan Coe, who also is in the movie, along with June Carter and other faces you will recognize.

Willie Nelson plays Doc Holiday. The movie has some great movie lines:

Willie: “Is that the deck you play with?”

Waylon: “One of them.”

Willie: “May I see it, please? I must say, I admire your guts.”

Waylon: “Does that mean you wouldn’t play cards with me?”

Willie: “That means I’d shoot you on sight.”

Kris: Where ya headed?

Dallas: “I knew the answer to that when I was about 14. Then I hit 15 and I ran head onto that thing called reality. And I been walking with a lantern ever since.”

Waylon: “Don’t light that.”

Willie: “Did you say something?”

Waylon: “A gentleman doesn’t smoke in the presence of a lady”

Willie: “I wouldn’t like to think that you are implying that I am anything less. I may be, you understand, but I just wouldn’t want to hear you say it.”

Willie: “And what are you looking at, friend?”

Man: “That’s a filthy habit, smoking, just filthy.”

Willie: “I have a lot of filthy habits. Most of them I find very enjoyable”

Man: “Don’t you have any good habits.”

Willie: “You mean something that can be admired, and held up to a child as a good example?”

Man: “Yes, something like that.”

Willie: “No sir. Children despise that. There’s nothing a child despises more than a good example.”

 

June Carter to Willie (when he drinks a shot of whiskey): “Did you eat?”

Willie: “I ate a lot when I was young.”

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Folsom Prison Blues”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “I Still Miss Someone” (New Year’s Eve 1984)

Monday, December 31st, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history: Johnny Cash Music Festival (Oct 5, 2012)

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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On October 5th, 2012 Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and The Civil Wars performed at the Johnny Cash Music Festival, a benefit in Jonesboro, Arkansas, that raised $200,000 toward the restoration of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home.

The second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival raised approximately $200,000 to help fund the restoration of his boyhood home in Dyess, Ark., and to support a scholarship fund established in his name. His daughter, Rosanne Cash, hosted second annual festival at Arkansas State University.

For more information on the projects and fundraiser:
www.JohnnyCashMusicFest.com.

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On August 16, 2014, after years of fundraising and restoration work, Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas was opened to the public as a museum. Hundreds turned out for the dedication ceremony at the Dyess Administration Building. Featured in the video are Arkansas State University System President Chip Welch, daughter Rosanne Cash, brother Tommy Cash and Dr. Ruth Hawkins, who oversaw the project as executive director of ASU’s Arkansas Heritage Sites program. Johnny Cash often spoke about the impact his childhood in Dyess had on him and many of his songs, including “Five Feet High and Rising” and “Pickin’ Time” were set there.

“Live Forever” — The Highwaymen

Friday, July 27th, 2018

“I’m Gonna Live Forever” — The Highwaymen

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Friends celebrate Johnny Cash: We Walk the LIne on AXS TV tonight

Sunday, May 20th, 2018


photo: J Dennis Thomas

www.blackbirdpresents.com

Johnny Cash: We Walk The Line airs this Sunday (May 20) on AXS TV. Filmed back in April of 2012 at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas, this concert features performances of all of Cash’s biggest hits by some fellow legendary artists.

You can watch a special sneak peak right here featuring several of the original Highwaymen performing “The Highwayman” at the show. And don’t miss special tributes from Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shelby Lynne, Pat Monahan, Amy Lee, Ronnie Dunn, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow, and more.
It’s all happening this Sunday (May 20) on AXS TV and 10/9 CT. Check your local listings for channel information.

Willie Nelson’s 1993 Induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1980)

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Willie Nelson’s 1993 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Presented by Johnny Cash (Hall of Fame 1980), Rip Torn & Kris Kristofferson (elected to the Hall in 2004).

This is the first year the CMA did not surprise the artist, as in year’s past. From 1993 to 2006 the CMA Awards did a Hall of Fame Video presentation. From 2007 to 2009, the Hall of Fame segments were reduced to melodies. Since 2010, the Hall of Fame ceremony has taken place in a Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.