Archive for the ‘Johnny Cash’ Category

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Highwayman” recorded in Nashville (December 6, 1984)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

highwaymen

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.

Willie Nelson Induction into Country Music Hall of Fame (1993)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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.

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The Highwaymen

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The Highwaymen: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over

Johnny Cash, “Backstage Pass to the Willie Nelson Show”

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Willie Nelson with John Carter Cash

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Thank you, Willie Nelson for the memories and kindnesses.  Jamie Dailey of Dailey and Vincent and I here with Willie at a session yesterday at Big Gassed Studios in Nashville. More to be revealed soon on the music made.  Special thanks to everyone on Willie’s crew and especially to Annie Nelson.
It was great seeing old friends and catching up for a few minutes. Stepping on Willie’s bus brought me back to the old days, the early 1980’s-1990’s.  It still feels the same today as then. So grateful some things haven’t changed!” 

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, in “Stagecoach”

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The HIghwaymen

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

“I was fascinated with his style of singing – when we started doing the Highwayman shows ten years ago – I screwed up the band, because I insisted on playing rhythm to Willie’s singing. Then I realized, after a couple of songs, that you just can’t do that.”

— Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, on guitar, “Folsom Prison Blues”

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Folsom Prison Blues”

I hear the train a comin’
It’s rolling round the bend
And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when,
I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on
But that train keeps a rollin’ on down to San Antone.
When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,
Always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry.

I bet there’s rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They’re probably drinkin’ coffee and smoking big cigars.
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can’t be free
But those people keep a movin’
And that’s what tortures me…

Well if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I’d move it on a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom prison, that’s where I want to stay
And I’d let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away…

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

The Highwaymen, “Big River”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, “Family Bible”

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, “I Still Miss Someone”

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

“Highwaymen: Live at Nassau Colleseum” ( on PBS tonight (Thurs, June 9, 2016)

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Other air dates, or at least here in Colorado:

  • Sunday, June 5 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
  • Monday, June 6 at 1:00 am on 12.1
  • Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
  • Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am on 12.1
  • Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 pm on 12.1