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Get the Heck Out of Dodge with the Heartbreaker Banquet
The line-up is a rocking group including Jim James, Michael Kiwanuka and Shovels & Rope, and the location at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas Ranch is not too shabby. The old western town built for Willie’s film “Red Headed Stranger” provides the backdrop with performances on an outdoor stage at the ranch and an acoustic, intimate 50-seat chapel.
The ranch is located 30 minutes west of Austin and buses are picking up guests off South Congress, if you’re already in the city. Oh, and tickets to the event are free to the public. Yes – free! Codes to redeem tickets are being released on the Heartbreaker Banquet social media pages and through their email list.
The Nelson family and Habitat for Horses are pleased to announce that we are reinstating our Willie Signature Horses series of horses, four of which are now up for adoption. These horses are currently living on Willie’s ranch in Luck, Texas. They are healthy and ready to go to a loving forever home. Visit the Habitat for Horses website for details. http://www.habitatforhorses.org/willie-nelson-signature-series-horses/
Willie Nelson has adopted and fostered over 75 horses from Habitat for Horses over the past decade. Habitat for Horses, Inc. is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas to promote and secure the safety and well being of all horses, encourage education concerning the physical and mental health of horses, explore and establish connections with young adults who can benefit emotionally from involvement with horses, promote the proper training of horses, and provide a home for those horses who are no longer able to be productive.
The Nelson family has been working with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a small and effective animal welfare lobbying group in D.C., to draw attention to American horses who are being slaughtered for human consumption overseas. Horse slaughter plants in the U.S. have been voted out by their states, but until there is a federal ban, slaughter-bound horses are being trucked in extreme temperatures and long distances without food and water to Mexico and Canada.http://awionline.org/content/slaughter. Over 80 percent of Americans polled are for a federal ban on horse slaughter for human consumption. Ask Congress to do right by the horses.
photo credit: www.LuckFilms.com
Janis from Texas took this picture of Willie Nelson, in Aug 2007. Willie was demonstrating his new Bad Boy lawnmower for us in Luck, Texas. Willie later raced this lawnmower in the filming of his video for “You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore.”
That same wonderful day in Luck. We had him all to ourselves for a couple hours, and it was very special.
In October of 2007, Willie Nelson hosted the 103th Annual Bad Boy and Bad Girl Lawnmower Race at Luck, Texas, his western town on his ranch property outside of Austin, Texas. Willie invited a few friends to take part in the race, which was filmed as a music video to his song, ‘You Don’t Think I’m Funny Any More.’ Willie’s daughter Paula, his son Micah, former wife Connie Nelson, and friends Johnny Bush, Jessica Simpson, Luke and Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Dan Rather, Scooter Franks, the late and loved Poodie Locke, and a cast of thousands, well lots of extras anyway, starred in the video.
Enjoy the video!