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“Willie Nelson is like a lighthouse, like a preacher. Every time I find myself in an emotional pressure situation, the first thought in my mind is what would Willie do? ‘Cause nothing seems to rattle him. I’ve had some problems here lately with my mind, like, ‘Oh, gosh, everything’s moving so fast, what gear should I be in?’ And Willie, he’ll tell me which gear.”
– Gary Busey
We’ve got an early #Christmas gift for you!
Our special #Christmas Keepsake Celebration kicks off July 4th with a week of holiday programming including a special Hallmark Channel USA presentation of “Angels Sing” starring Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton & Willie Nelson!
#HallmarkChannel is #1 place to cool your family off during the summer heat with the spirit of the season!
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 of the best/worst movie lines ever:
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.”
Last night, Raelyn Nelson was one of Waylon Payne’s guests at the Nashville Film Festival’s premiere of the new movie he is in: “The Identical.”
Identical twin brothers (both played by Blake Rayne) are separated at birth during the Great Depression. Their parents (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) just cannot afford to give them both a life beyond poverty, so one is adopted by loving family. Despite their very different upbringings, the boys’ shared passion for music causes their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a powerful and mysterious connection often felt by twins.
One of the boys becomes the most famous rock ‘n’ roll legend in the world, Drexel Hemsley, while Ryan Wade struggles to find balance between his love for music and trying to please his evangelist father (Ray Liotta) and his devoted mother (Ashley Judd) who have very different plans for his life in the ministry.
Ryan is encouraged by his wife Jenny (Erin Cottrell) and lifelong friends Dino and Avi (Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano) to follow his musical dreams. And oh, can he sing, just like his world famous brother!
A timeless tale of love, hope, and redemption. A captivating journey about the restoration and the reconciliation of a family broken apart by culture, creed and tradition.
STARRING: Erin Cottrell, Amanda Crew, Brian Geraghty, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta
DIRECTED BY: Dustin Marcellino
PRODUCED BY: Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Dean Russell
DRAMA, 107 Min, 2014
Featuring over 20 original songs by Jerry Marcellino and Yochanan Marcellino including: “Your Love’s Keepin’ Me Tonight,” “City Lights,” “Angel of Mine,” “Everybody Knows It” and “Nashville Tonight”
Willie waits in the shadows for his cue on the Pair of Aces movie set.
Willie introduces 15-month-old son Lukas to Kris Kristofferson
Full episode covering the album “Wanted the Outlaws” by Willie & Waylon. The Genesis of the Country Music Outlaw Movement.
Willie Nelson,Nancy Meola, Shep Gordon, Mike Meyers, Tom Arnold
Thank you so much to Nancy Meola, for kindly letting me share this great photo of her lovely self with Willie Nelson, Shep Gordon, Mike Meyers, and Tom Arnold on Willie Nelson’s bus. Nancy said that this photo was taken after the SXSW premiere of the movie, ‘Supermensch-The Legend Of Shep Gordon.” a documentary directed by Mike Meyers. Willie Nelson, Nancy Meola and Tom Arnold appear in the film, along with appearances by Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone.
by: Mike Fleming, Jr.
After hatching characters that fueled movies such as Wayne’s World and Austin Powers, Mike Myers quietly spent the past two years readying his feature directorial debut on a docu about Shep Gordon, a music manager as colorful as any previous Myers creation. Few knew this was how Myers was spending his time until Toronto unveiled a lineup that included Supermensch: The legend of Shep Gordon. Myers chronicles the spiritual and career journey of Gordon, whose trajectory is parts Forrest Gump and Being There, in terms of the number of chance encounters with icons that helped make him a giant in his field. It started when he arrived in a hotel room in California after quitting a job on the first day. Hearing a woman in distress outside, he rushed to her aid and promptly got face-punched by Janis Joplin after breaking up her consensual sexual encounter. She felt bad the next day, and she and Jimi Hendrix helped Gordon get into the music biz, where he broke Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and others. Later, his desire to help his chef friends birthed the zillion-dollar celebrity chef industry, and Gordon also became part of the Dalai Lama’s inner circle.
“Jimmy’s Road” is the first of three videos on the Willie Nelson Peace DVD, a rare collector’s item.
The song “Jimmy’s Road,” produced in 1968 and issued as a B-side in 1969, found new life when released in 1991 on “Who’ll Buy My Memories? (The I.R.S. Tapes)” and on the 1993 “Willie Nelson: A Classic and Unreleased Collection.”
This video version was first released in 2003 on this rare Willie Nelson Peace DVD. Also on this DVD it is followed by “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?” by Willie Nelson and “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain featuring Willie Nelson with family and friends.
What a sad commentary on the United States of America that since achieving global military dominance at the end of WWII there has been repeated times when “Jimmy’s Road” has again become appropriate.
Every generation learns in hindsight the futility of violence and the truth of who violence serves. When will we have a generation that perceives that the only worthwhile path includes peace?
This rare DVD is available for sale at Willie Nelson’s website (along with a lot more cool stuff, clothing, music, calendars, mugs, etc., etc.)
On January 30, 2004, the movie “The Big Bounce”, opened.
Thank you, Mark, from Willie Nelson’s Museum and General Store, (www.WillieNelsonMuseum.com), for finding this gem, a still from the movie, “The Big Bounce” released in 2004, also starring Owen Wilson, Gary Sinese, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Bebe Neuwirth, Harry Dean Stanton, Gregory Sporleder, Steve Jones, Director: George Armitage