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Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, “Healing Hands of Time”

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Pre-order ‘Willie and The Boys: Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2.’!928

Willie Nelson with Lukas and Micah Nelson, “Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On”

Thursday, October 12th, 2017


At 84 years old, Willie Nelson is still making music at the impressively prolific clip he’s sustained throughout his six-decade career—and now he’s once again showing the world just how talented his sons are.

For his newest album, Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2), out October 20, the Red-Headed Stranger enlisted Lukas and Micah Nelson, both late in their twenties, to perform a collection of early country classics—the stuff you rarely hear about anymore at a time when mainstream country barely resembles its forebears.

“It’s the country version of Stardust,” Willie said of the new LP, referencing his beloved 1978 album that sought to bring American pop standards to an outlaw-country audience. “You have all these great [classic country] songs and standards that young people have never heard of. And all of a sudden, you have a new audience out there.

Seven of the 12 tracks—all recorded in 2011 during a previous album’s sessions—are originally by Hank Williams Sr., the undisputed King of Country Music; one is from Willie’s own songbook; and four others come from legends like Hank Snow.

In anticipation Stash, Vol. 2, Nelson and the boys—fresh off backing up Neil Young on a series of tours and albums—sat down for a filmed series of live, acoustic performances at Willie’s own Pedernales Studio.

Willie’s Stash Vol. 2: Willie Nelson and the Boys

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and the Boys, the eagerly-awaited second installment in the acclaimed Willie’s Stash archival recordings series, on Friday, October 20.

Following in the musical footsteps of 2014’s December Day, the first volume in the Willie’s Stash series (featuring Willie’s Sister Bobbie), Willie Nelson and the Boys is another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of well-loved American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by the immortal Hank Williams Sr.

The Willie’s Stash series will present a variety of archival releases, each personally curated by Willie Nelson, culled from decades of recording and touring, providing unique perspectives on one of America’s most vital musical forces.

Please note that this is a pre-order item with a release date of 10/20/17. Any items ordered with this pre-order will not ship till release date.

New Album from Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson: Willie Nelson and the Boys

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
by: Andy Kahn

Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson will soon release Willie Nelson And The Boys (Willie’s Stash Vol. 2), a new album recorded with his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. Another video has been shared featuring the Nelsons performing a song on the upcoming record coming out on October 20.
The second installment in the Willie’s Stash series follows-up 2014’s December Day featuring Willie’s sister Bobbie Nelson. Willie’s longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon produced Willie Nelson And The Boys which is made up of 12 songs, seven of which were written by Hank Williams Sr. The album also includes songs penned by Hank Cochran, Hank Locklin, Hank Snow, Fred Rose and Alyssa Miller and was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin.

Sessions saw the Nelsons joined by harmonica player Mickey Raphael, bassist Kevin “Swine” Grantt, guitarist Bobby Terry, keyboardist Jim “Moose” Brown, steel guitarist Mike Johnson and drummer Tony Creasman. Additional contributions came from upright bassist Barry Bales and drummer Lonnie Wilson.

Willie, Lukas and Micah discuss golfing ahead of a performance of the lone Willie Nelson-penned song on the new album, “Healing Hands Of Time,” in the video below:

Watch a previously shared video the trio of Nelsons talking about making music together and performing Hank Cochran’s “Can I Sleep In Your Arms” here:

Listen to previously posted audio of “Mind Your Own Business” from Willie Nelson And The Boys:

  1. Move It On Over (Hank Williams Sr.)
  2. Mind Your Own Business (Hank Williams Sr.)
  3. Healing Hands Of Time (Willie Nelson)
  4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Hank Cochran)
  5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Hank Locklin)
  6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams Sr.)
  7. I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow)
  8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
  9. My Tears Fall (Alyssa Miller)
  10. Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
  11. Mansion On The Hill (Hank Williams Sr. and Fred Rose)
  12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Hank Williams Sr.)

Willie Nelson and sons: Willie’s Stash 2

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
by:  Lauren Tingle

Willie Nelson and the Boys, his new collaborative album with his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, will be released on Oct. 20 via Legacy Recordings.

Following 2014’s December Days featuring his sister Bobbie Nelson, the collection is the second release from Willie’s Stash, which is the country legend’s series of archival recordings.

The new 12-song album is comprised of mostly of covers of country standards made popular by Hank Williams, Hank Cochran, Hank Locklin, Hank Snow, Fred Rose and Alyssa Miller. The only Willie original is a new version of “Healing Hands of Time.”

Produced by Grammy winner Buddy Cannon, the music was recorded during the 2011 sessions for Heroes at Austin’s Pedernales Recordings Studio.

Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2) is the artist’s 10th release from Legacy since 2012. His last Legacy album, God’s Problem Child, was released on April 28 on the eve of his 84th birthday, and it subsequently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country albums chart, making it his second US country chart-topper in less than two years.

Nelson is on tour through 2018. His sold-out “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey relief is Friday (Sept. 22) in Austin. The lineup includes Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham and Ha*Ash. The night’s house band is Asleep at the Wheel.

Here is the official track listing for Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2):

1. Move It On Over (Williams)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Williams)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Locklin)
6. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams)
7. I’m Movin’ On (Snow)
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams)
9. My Tears Fall (Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Williams)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Williams and Rose)
12. Why Don’t You Love Me (Williams)

Lukas Nelson and Margo Price #FarmAid2017

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Thank you, Janis Tillerson, for your great photos of Lukas and Margo from the Farm Aid 2017 concert.

Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, “Mind Your Own Business”

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, “Can I Sleep in Your Arms Tonight”

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Available to pre-order.

Jack Johnson with Lukas Nelson, “Wasting Time” #FarmAid2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Lukas Nelson, #FarmAid2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Some #WednesdayWisdom from Lukas Nelson, @lukasnelsonofficial.

New album from Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah “Willie Nelson and the Boys”

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Willie Nelson will shine a spotlight on his sons Lukas and Micah with the October 20th release of Willie Nelson and the Boys, the second installment in the archival recording series, Willie’s Stash. Curated by the Country Music Hall of Fame legend the Willie’s Stash recordings represent decades of Nelson’s live performance and studio work. This volume of songs focuses on country-music standards, including seven penned by Hank Williams. See the full track listing below.

Nelson’s most recent LP God’s Problem Child debuted at Number One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Since signing with Legacy Recordings in 2012, Nelson has sold more than one million albums for the label. Willie Nelson and the Boys marks his tenth Legacy release.

Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash Vol. 2) track listing (and songwriters):

1. “Move It On Over” (Hank Williams)
2. “Mind Your Own Business” (Hank Williams)
3. “Healing Hands of Time” (Willie Nelson)
4. “Can I Sleep In Your Arms” (Hank Cochran)
5. “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On” (Hank Locklin)
6. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (Hank Williams Sr.)
7. “I’m Movin’ On” (Hank Snow)
8. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (Hank Williams)
9. “My Tears Fall” (Alyssa Miller)
10. “Cold, Cold Heart” (Hank Williams)
11. “Mansion on the Hill” (Hank Williams and Fred Rose)
12. “Why Don’t You Love Me” (Hank Williams)

Farm Aid friends

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

“Had a great day yesterday! Thank you to everyone.   I found that the Nelson family have similar hugs – Bear hugs. I was blessed to get lots of hugs from my family.  Uncle Lukas and my very good friend Mary Barr.”

— Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler with Nathanial Ratcliff

Rachel Fowler with Micah Nelson

Dallas Wayne, Jeremy Tepper, Rachel Fowler

Dave Thomas with Lana Nelson

Willie Nelson and his sons

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Lukas, Willie and Micah Nelson

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, backstage on Late Night with Stephen Colbert

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Their new album is out, with this song, and many more.

Children of Country Singers Carry on the Family Tradition

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
by:  Jean Sawyer

Sometimes country music just runs in your blood. It’s passed down from parent to child and carried on throughout the generations. Like a famous second-generation country singer once said “it’s a family tradition.” Here are seven country star children who are carrying on the family business.

Lukas Nelson

Being the son of Willie Nelson is a crash course in songwriting, performing and generally just being one of the coolest people on the planet. If Lukas Nelson is any indication, Willie Nelson is one great teacher. Lukas Nelson just released his latest album Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, a cosmic country record that shows the younger Nelson’s depth as a songwriter.

Read about other country star children here.  (Jesse Keith Whitley, Jenny Gill, Holly Williams, Shooter Jennings, Ben Haggard, Ashley Campbell)