Archive for the ‘Paula Nelson’ Category

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Willie Nelson talks about new album on SiriusXM Radio

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Participated in a zoom panel discussion yesterday for SiriusXM in support of Willie Nelson’s new album, “That’s Life”,…

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Willie Nelson and Family

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Amy and Paula and Willie, in Austin

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Paula Nelson with Willie Nelson and Friends: The Reason and the Rhyme

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Join us for the Thanksgiving Day debut of The Reason & The Rhyme, written by Bandolero, Weyman McBride, with Paula Nelson on vocals and the one and only JOHNNY BUSH on drums! Johnny knew Paula her entire life and really loved the work she did on this recording. He was excited to play on it!

Friends, this was Johnny’s last recording session. Be sure to join us at 11:00 AM Central Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day on SiriusXM, Willie’s Roadhouse.

Musicians include Bandoleros, Weyman McBride on guitar, Lynn Daniel on upright bass, T Jarrod Bonta on piano, Johnny Bush on drums, and from the Paula Nelson Band, Landis Armstrong on guitar. More details below????

Willie and his girls

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

New Music from Paula Nelson! “Brand New Key”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Great news! Paula Nelson is working on new music, and she teased out a couple songs, like her cover of Melanie’s “Brand New Key.” I love to hear her sing!

Great News! Paula Nelson Band Shirts

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Willie Nelson and family in Life Magazine (August 1983)

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Life Magazine (8/83)
Photography: Harry Benson
Text: Cheryl McCall

“I’ve about forgotten what a private life is,” says Willie Nelson, padding around his kitchen with a mug of tea. “But when I really want to get away, this is the santuary.”

Here, 40 miles outside Denver, a contented Nelson is secluded with his wife, Connie, and their daughters, Paula and Amy. In the largest of four houses on a 122-acre spread. (One house is an office, the others for rare guests.) The Nelsons’ family life is anchored here; it’s where the girls go to school (public).

But they have another big house near Austin, Texas., site of the country superstar’s personal recording studio. During the summer, Connie and the kids adopt a gypsy lifestyle to keep up with the perapathetic. Willie., who, at 50, shows no sign of setting a more sensible pace. He logs over 200 days a year on the road for as much as $500,000 per concert, and often takes his family along in a customized bus.

“The kids don’t mind the traveling because it’s all they’ve ever known,” says Connie. When she married Willie in 1971, she recalls, “We had to search for pennies before we could go to the grocery store.” In the years since, the royalties form a dozen gold and six platinum albums have made them land barons.

Besides their two “hideouts,” they own a 400-acre ranch in Utah, a 200-acre farm near Nashville and two houses in Hawaii. Their holdings in the Austin area include a 44-acre ranch, an 80-unit town-house complex, the 1, 700-seat Austin Opry House, a motel and a small catfish restaurant called Mona’s.

“That’s a lot of doorknobs,” Nelson says with some satisfaction. What’s it all worth? “It would take a week of inventorying to figure that out,” says his business manager. Recently the Nelsons’s gave LIFE a first-ever look at their homes in Colorado and Texas.

“The most important thing I do for Willie is make sure he gets rest. He doesn’t even realize when he’s running himself into the ground,” says Connie, soaking with her old man in their king-size tub. “I keep the people to a minimum, or before we know it, our time together is gone.”

“When I have time off the road, I try to split it between Colorado and Texas,” says Nelson. To shuttle back and forth, he bought a $1.7 million, seven-passenger Learjet this winter. “The plane makes a difference,” says Paula. “Dad gets home more, and we go to Texas a lot when we’re not in school.”

West of Austin, the family as an eight-room house overlooking the 775 acre Pedernales Country Club, which Nelson owns outright and permits his band, staff and friends to use. His clubhouse office, filled with tapes, awards and a six-foot feathered headdress given him by an Oklahoma Indian tribe, is next to his state-of-the-art recording studio. “I like being able to go in there in the middle of the night,” he says. When fellow muscicians drop by, the beer and tequila flow.

“It can be a continuous party,” Connie sighs. “When one set of people gets worn out, there’s another set ready to go. But there’s only one Willie.” In Austin, Nelson also does some fatherly fence-mending with his children by his first marriage. (Lana, 29, Susie, 27, and Billy, 26, live nearby.) “I was too busy trying to pay the rent when they were small,” he says. “I spend more time with them and my six grandkids now than I ever did before. I like being a father.”

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020