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Willie Nelson at the Palomino (August 7, 1971)

Friday, August 7th, 2020

LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 6: Country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson performs onstage at the Palomino Club on August 6, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Willie Nelson & Family in San Francisco (August 8, 1997)

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Enter to Win Willie Nelson Poster with Willie’s Reserve

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Willie Nelson & Family, Augusta, Georgia (Dec. 4, 2012)

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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http://m.chronicle.augusta.com
by: Don Rhodes

Some 30 years ago in Nashville, singer-songwriter Paul Williams was the keynote speaker at the annual Nashville Songwriters Association International banquet.

He began his remarks by singing, “Worry? Why should I let myself worry? Wondering, what in the world I should do.”

It was interesting that he chose to open his speech by singing lines from Willie Nelson’s classic ballad Crazy (made famous by Patsy Cline) rather than lines from one of his own million-selling compositions such as You and Me Against The World, The Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie), Close To You or Evergreen (from the Barbra Streisand movie A Star Is Born).

But then again, Williams respects other great songwriters, and they don’t come much better than Nelson.

For his song Night Life, made famous by Ray Price in 1963, Nelson wrote, “When the evening sun goes down. You will find me hanging round. Oh, the night life ain’t no good life, but it’s my life.”

And for Hello Walls, made famous by Faron Young, Nelson wrote, “Hello, walls. How’d things go for you today? Don’t you miss her since she upped and walked away? And I’ll bet you dread to spend another lonely night with me, but lonely walls I’ll keep you company.”

And for Funny How Time Slips Away, made famous by Billy Walker, Nelson wrote, “How’s your new love? I hope that he’s doin’ fine. I heard you told him that you’d love him till the end of time. Now that’s the same thing that you told me. Seems like just the other day. Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away?”

Chances are that Nelson will sing all of those songs when he returns to Augusta for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Bell Auditorium just a few months before his 80th birthday. Tickets are $35, $45, $65 and $85 from the James Brown Arena box office, georgialinatix.com or (877) 428-4849.

Nelson is larger than life. He’s sold millions and millions of recordings. His songs have been covered by scores of famous singers.

And he has starred or co-starred in successful movies such as The Electric Horseman, Honeysuckle Rose and Barbarosa and acted in such TV series as The Rockford Files, Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, The Dukes of Hazzard and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

And yet he is remarkably laid-back and down to earth.

During a visit to Augusta in the 1980s, he checked into the Landmark (now Ramada Hotel) on Broad Street and immediately set out walking the length of the street for exercise with only one of his tour members. He nodded and said hello to all of those who recognized him along his walk.

He is known for saying kind things and doing kind things for many people, including the many American farmers he has helped through the Farm Aid concerts that Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young began in 1985.

Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl told me about Nelson coming up to her in October 1976 at the Country Music Association’s awards show.

“I knew Willie years ago when he first came to Nashville,” the country comedy star said, “but I hadn’t talked with him in recent years. Willie looked at me, touched my arm and told me in a soft voice, ‘You have always been one of my favorites, Minnie.’ Then he added, ‘I just wanted you to know I love you,’ and he walked away.”

Besides his own lengthy list of solo hit recordings, Nelson also is known for his many hit duets and group recordings.

Those include The Highwaymen album with Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings and Wanted: The Outlaws album with Jennings, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, and the We Are The World video with Michael Jackson and lots of others.

His list of duet recordings include After the Fire Is Gone with Tracy Nelson (no relation), Heartbreak Hotel with Leon Russell, Faded Love with Ray Price, Old Friends with Roger Miller, Reason To Quit with Merle Haggard, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before with Julio Iglesias, Seven Spanish Angels with Ray Charles, Outskirts of Town with Keb’ Mo, The Harder They Come with Ryan Adams, Beer for My Horses with Toby Keith, If I Were a Carpenter with Sheryl Crow, Baby, It’s Cold Outside with Norah Jones and This Train with Ziggy Marley.

Once, on his tour bus in 1980 after an Augusta concert, Nelson parted the curtains of a window near where I was interviewing him to look out at a large group of fans who were shouting, “We want Willie! We want Willie!”

Nelson turned back to me and said, “Those people out there like good music. They don’t stop and ask themselves, ‘Is it country or rock and roll.’ If they like it, they will tell you.”

Some things you may not know about Willie Nelson:

• He has performed at the White House several times and supposedly smoked marijuana on the White House roof. He is co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

• His latest book is Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From The Road.

• He played football, basketball and baseball for his high school in Abbott, Texas.

• He sold bibles, vaccuum cleaners and encylopedias door to door.

• He joined the Grand Ole Opry as a cast member in 1965.

• He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

• His Martin N-20 classical guitar is called Trigger after Roy Rogers’ horse.

• He has been an advocate for better treatment for horses, has been campaigning for the passage of the America Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, has been against cruel living conditions of calves raised to produce milk for dairy products and has become co-owner of bio-diesel fuel plants in Oregon and Texas.

• He lives in a community in Maui, Hawaii, where the homes only use solar power.

• He has been married four times and has seven children.

• He was inducted into the Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame in 1993 and was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1998.

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Willie Nelson & Friends Family New Years (2012)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Willie Nelson, Nightlife in Nashville (Free)

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Thank you, Phil Weisman, for sharing this rare, cool poster.

Willie Nelson in Santa Cruz (July 15, 1979)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for finding this cool old poster.

The Immortal Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Willie Nelson, House of Blues, Monday, Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2, 2004)

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Thanks, Phil Weisman. I love posters!

The Backyard 20th Anniversary Celebration (July 7, 2013)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

WILLIE NELSON
LEON RUSSELL (JUST ADDED)
JOE ELY
FOLK UKE
A.J. CROCE
ZACH WALTHER
KIMBERLY KELLY
JASON BOLAND AND THE STRAGGLERS (JUST ADDED)
BLEU EDMONDSON

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Austin Opry House (1978)

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Willie Nelson’s 2020 Virtual 4th of July Picnic

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

www.williepicnic.com

This year we are bringing the Picnic to you. Tune in on July 4th at 3:30 PM Central Time for a full day of music, throwback Picnic moments, and great food.

Since 1973, the picnic has showcased some of the most iconic stars and up-and-comers in the country music scene and this year is no exception. Luck is dedicated to reviving the Picnic’s raucous legacy; telling the story of the iconic 47-year-old event through the eyes of the characters who thrived through wild times. You name it…it happened at the Picnic.

Sing, eat, and drink along with us as we celebrate one of Texas’ most legendary events. This unique 2020 Picnic will feature a series of performances from some of Texas’ greatest; a cook-along segment with Chef Scott Roberts of Salt Lick BBQ featuring special guest Ray Benson; and a special 90-minute concert film-style finale with one-of-a-kind performances and interviews with Picnic legends.

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LUCK PRESENTS: WILLIE NELSON’S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

This year we are bringing the Picnic to you. Tune in on July 4th at 3:30 PM Central Time for a full day of music, throwback Picnic moments, and great food.

Since 1973, the picnic has showcased some of the most iconic stars and up-and-comers in the country music scene and this year is no exception. Luck is dedicated to reviving the Picnic’s raucous legacy; telling the story of the iconic 47-year-old event through the eyes of the characters who thrived through wild times. You name it…it happened at the Picnic.

Sing, eat, and drink along with us as we celebrate one of Texas’ most legendary events. This unique 2020 Picnic will feature a series of performances from some of Texas’ greatest; a cook-along segment with Chef Scott Roberts of Salt Lick BBQ featuring special guest Ray Benson; and a special 90-minute concert film-style finale with one-of-a-kind performances and interviews with Picnic legends.

Grab your tickets today and join us on a brand-new iteration of this legendary event. Tickets include on demand access to the live stream content through July 11th.

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BETWEEN SETS:

Luck will host unique interviews and a virtual town hall from our friends at SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse surrounding Willie’s new album “First Rose of Spring” .

We have also joined forces with BMI to spotlight artists making a distinctive mark on music. The program will feature performances from Texas-based Gina Chavez, Kalu James, Monte Warden, Parker McCollum, and Trey Privott (Los Coast), and Nashville’s The War and Treaty.

COME FOR THE MUSIC…BUT ALSO, COME FOR THE FOOD.

 For a special edition of Luck’s series Prime Cuts, we asked our friend Chef Scott Roberts from Salt Lick (fun fact: Salt Lick served at the very 1st picnic in Dripping Springs) to share some of his tips from the pit and host a BBQ cook-along.  He invited his buddy Ray Benson from Asleep at the Wheel to come out and cook with him and play us a few tunes as well. Our live cook-along event will feature exciting chefs, mixologist Jessica Sanders showing you our official Buffalo Trace Picnic cocktail , and more.

Complete your backyard BBQ with curated food and beverage delivery packages from Assembly Kitchen Founder and Comedor Chef Phillip Speer, Austin Food and Wine Alliance grant recipients and Sourced Craft Cocktails.

VISIT THE MERCH STORE

Pretend you were there. Commemorate the Nowhere, TX 4th of July Picnic with a custom poster and t-shirt.

Willie Nelson in Santa Cruz (July 15, 1979)

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for finding this cool old poster.