Thank you, Shelly, from Honolulu, for sharing photos from Charley’s in Pa’ai, taken Saturday night. Willie Nelson, home for a break, joined his friend Kinky Friedman on stage at Charley’s, in Maui. Kinky did a few shows in Hawaii, after finishing tour in Australia.
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Willie Nelson at the Joint, Tulsa, OK
Photo credit: Janis Tillerson
Willie Nelson is returning to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The show is Feb. 6. Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Dec. 19.
Since launching his career in 1959, Nelson has produced 68 studio albums and more than 100 singles, with an astonishing 25 songs peaking at No. 1 on U.S. charts.
Among his most famous chart-topping songs are the signature hits “On the Road Again,” “Always on My Mind,” “If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time,” “Blue Skies,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”
His most recent release is October’s “To All the Girls…,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, marking his highest chart position since 1989.
The album features 18 duets with many of music’s great female artists, including Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris.
The Abbott, Texas, native has earned numerous awards, including seven Grammys. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a 1993 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and a 2011 inductee into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame for his work with Farm Aid and other fundraising efforts benefiting farmers.
Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK.
The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Willie Nelson,photograph by Annie Leibovitz,
Willie Nelson lives on the road. So it made perfect sense for him to just park the tour bus on the street outside Annie Leibowitz ‘s studio sometime in the middle of the night before the shoot. (We got the permit.) By his own account, the 70-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer is tough and stuborn and knows what he wants. When asked if he would like to put on one of the many cowboy hats that had been collected for him, he said, “You mean as opposed to the one I’m wearing?” leaving little room for discussion.
He’s also a charmer, an elequent poet, a songwriter, actor, Farm Aid Co-Founder, and golfer who, in his 40-year career has made records and performed in concerts with practically everyone — including Frank Sinatra, Keith Richards, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow and Julio Iglesias. One of his favorite duet partners is Norah Jones, and at our shoot these two very private stars were clearly pleased to have some time to sit next to each other and catch up. Later, posing duties over, Willie got back on his bus to go to New Jersey for a show on the never ending tour that is his life.
by Lisa Robinson .
Annie Leibovitz: American Jewish Photographer, born October 2nd, 1949 in Westbury, Connecticut, She is the third of six children, her great grandparents were Russian Jews and her father’s parents emigrated from Romania. Her mother was a modern dance instructor and her father was a lieutenant colonel for the U.S. Air Force. They moved a lot because of her father’s work and took her first photographs in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. When she was in high school she became very artistic and interested in music and writing. She attended the San Francisco Art institute where she studied painting. Later. she kept developing her photography skills and soon learned to adapt Jewish concepts to her photographs in certain jobs.
When the Rolling Stone magazine was just launched in the 1970s, Leibovitz started her career as a staff photographer for them. In 1973, she was titled chief photographer for the Rolling Stone which she would continue on for 10 years. Most of her intimate photographs of celebrities is what helped define the Rolling Stone look; Photographers such as Robert One of Her first assignment was to shoot John Lennon.