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Willie, Micah, Lukas Nelson

Friday, November 20th, 2020

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Willie Nelson and the Boys (Nov. 15, 2020)

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, and Micah Nelson attend the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th annual GRAMMY week event honoring Willie Nelson at Village Studios on February 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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“Harvest the Hope” (9/27/2014)

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

photo:  Matt Ryerson
by: Carolyn Cunningham

The setting may seem strange, but this past Saturday, Willie Nelson and Neil Young transformed the middle of a cornfield into Harvest the Hope benefit concert. The concert organized by Art and Helen Tanderup at their farm in Neligh, Nebraska hosted 8,000 people who flocked to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young sing in protest of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would travel 1,179 miles from Alberta to southern Nebraska, would go straight through the Tanderup farm, and the historic Ponca Tribe “Trail of Tears”.


Six years ago is when TransCanada first proposed the Keystone XL pipeline and since then farmers, ranchers, Native Americans, and environmentalists have held multiple meetings to oppose the pipeline. The biggest fear is that there would be a spill that would cause irreversible harm to the Ogallala Aquifer. “As caretakers of our land, family farmers know best what’s good for it,” said Willie Nelson, Farm Aid co-founder. “We stand with these family farmers fighting for their land, livelihood and community.”


Both Nelson and Young have fought for the rights of farmers through out their careers. Between the two men they have thirteen Grammys, nine Juno awards, an Oscar nomination, one induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and one induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Nelson and Young along with John Mellencamp started Farm Aid in 1985. Farm Aid is a non-profit organizations whose main goal is to help farmers stay on their land. With that in mind Nelson and Young’s opposition to the pipeline does not come as a surprise, because of how it would displace farmers like the Tanderups’.

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Opening for Willie Nelson and Neil Young was Frank Waln a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. The pipeline would also go through the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s land. Waln was there to show his opposition to the pipeline as well as perform. The twenty five year old Columbia College grad credits his roots as a major influence in his music. Waln, who was raised by a single mother, brought his mother on stage to perform a song that he wrote for her called “My Rock”. All of the songs Waln performed were inspired by some part of his life growing up as a part of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Performing in front of 8,000 excited fans Willie Nelson and Neil Young performed songs from their earlier albums as well as newer material. Neil Young wrote a new song specifically for the occasion rightfully titled “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?”. Young’s new song was the finale of the concert where he asked the crowd to join together and sing with him. As the final notes closed out the song a sense of hope filled the corn field as 8,000 people stood together to fight against the pipeline.


Press Conference

Lukas Nelson, “Funny, How Time Slips Away”

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Lukas Nelson Interview

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

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By: Steve Baltin

For Lukas Nelson, quarantine hasn’t been the worst thing. While the Grammy-winning Nelson (who took home an award for his work on the soundtrack to A Star Is Born) misses being on the road, something he has done his whole life with dad Willie Nelson, he got to spend a lot of quality family time.  “I had dinner with my mom and dad every night at 5:30,” he says of how he spent the first four and a half months of the pandemic.

He has also been incredibly prolific as he told me when we spoke recently to celebrate the announcement of his first Gibson Signature Guitar, inspired by the 1956 Les Paul Jr. Nelson has taken out playing with his dad, with Neil Young and on his own.

I spoke with Nelson about his passion for golf, the best musician/golfer hhe has played with, the guitar, Harry Potter and more.   

Steve Baltin: Last time I saw you was at the Village Studios when you performed with Robby Krieger of the Doors.

Lukas Nelson: I love Robby. Robby’s a golfer, he and I both golf so that’s kind of how we connected. Well, my brother and John Densmore have also been friends. So I’m friends with both of them. And after we did that gig at the Village we’ve done a few other things together. Lots of good stories about the Doors.Recommended For You

Baltin: I love Densmore, one of my favorite interviews, as is Alice Cooper. Have you ever golfed with Alice?

Nelson: Oh yeah, all the time. We golf all the time together when he’s in Maui and he’s in Maui a lot. His manager is Shep Gordon, who’s a good friend of mine. So yeah Alice and I played golf together quite a lot.

Lukas Nelson Good News Garden

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

by: Carly John

DeRidder is blessed to have Mr. Frank Johnson Jr serving the community, and Lukas Nelson’s #goodnewsgarden acknowledged the treasure we have in the City of DeRidder. 

Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, has a good news garden thread on Instagram sporting the hashtag #goodnewsgarden, promoting the good news around the country that people do not often see.

Mr. Frank has been serving the DeRidder community for years, serving as the Vice President of the First National Bank in DeRidder in the 60s and 70s when segregation was still a major issue in the South.

Mr. Johnson checks on the elderly and delivers groceries from Grace Church every week. 

He runs errands for those in the community who are unable, whether it be groceries, picking up prescriptions or simply visiting with the elderly that would otherwise not have any visitors.

Years ago, Mr. Frank was known to even cut the grass for those in the community who were not able.

He still works for the DeRidder Sheriff’s Department, at 89 years old. 

If you live in DeRidder, you probably know him, or have seen him.

If you know him you probably have a story of how he has helped someone you know, or of one of his selfless acts of kindness. 

While his age might have surpassed a few on his grocery delivery route, he doesn’t slow down, his selfless heart continues to serve the community and those who are unable.

“You might pass him on the side of the road, with someone that’s broken down, just being a genuinely good person and offering any help he can provide,” said one local community member on Nelson’s post.

“Mr. Frank is their saving grace. Seriously I could go on all day. Quite simply, he is a Saint and deserves every ounce of recognition he may receive,” said another comment.

Mr. Frank was submitted to Lukas Nelsons Good News Garden by Peggy Sue Miller Pinder, who often visits Mr. Johnson to make sure that he is taken care of, not just taking care of everyone else.

“If we only got up and every day your main reason was to help, so much respect for Mr. Frank Johnson Jr. Like Mr. Willie Nelson told Mr. Rather, ‘we have today and do it one day at a time,'” said Pinder. 

Nelson’s post has received over 5380 likes from around the world, and comments from all over the globe acknowledging what a treasure Mr. Johnson Jr is to the community of DeRidder, Louisiana. 

“I wrote into Lukas Nelson, he is Willie Nelson son last Spring. He has his own fan FB page that can join And he and band members came up #Turnoffthenews and grow a garden. He actually loved Mr. Johnson’s story he sends me an email and Mr. Johnson has responded from all over the World,” said Pinder. 

The community, the City and the world is lucky to have someone like Mr. Frank Johnson Jr living in it, and making the world a a brighter place, by showing us that there are still good, selfless, souls. 

Willie Nelson & Family

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Lukas Nelson

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Happy Father’s Day, Willie Nelson

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Sunday, June 21st, 2020