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by: Lindi Smith
Willie Nelson is easily one of the most iconic musicians ever, transcending the country genre. Nelson has continuously put out new albums for over five decades, and even at the age of 83, he continues to tour. He shows no sign of stopping.
Music was a part of Nelson’s life from an early age. He was raised by his grandparents who gave him his first guitar when he was six-years-old. The rest is history. Nelson wrote his first song at seven-years-old and was singing in honky tonks at age 13.
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Nelson got his start playing with the Cherokee Cowboys before signing with Liberty Records and releasing his first album in 1962. In the ’70s, Nelson released his critically-acclaimed album Redheaded Stranger and became the symbol for “outlaw country.”
He formed The Highwaymen in the mid-1980s with fellow singers Jennings, Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, all outlaws in their own right. Aside from music, Nelson has acted in numerous films and TV shows and has his hands in several businesses.
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Renowned as the “live music capital of the world” — and a place where cosmic cowboys like Willie Nelson and Doug Sahm could happily hang their hats — the Texas capital also plays host to the annual Austin City Limits Festival, and we want you to have a chance to get in on the action by signing up for our sweepstakes here. Radiohead headlines this year’s 15th anniversary event alongside Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem.
It takes place over two weekends – September 30th through October 2nd and October 7th through 9th at Austin’s Zilker Park – and this year’s ACL lineup also boasts Willie NelsonMajor Lazer, Kygo, (weekend two), Chris Stapleton (weekend one), Kacey Musgraves (weekend one), M83, Haim, LL Cool J, Flume, Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals, the Chainsmokers, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, St. Lucia (weekend one), Band of Horses, Schoolboy Q, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Die Antwoord, Local Natives, Miike Snow, Cold War Kids, Flying Lotus, DJ Mustard and Conor Oberst (weekend two).
Rolling Stone has teamed up with Time Out, Stella Spoils and Clean Plates, to send you on your way to the live music capital of the world for the 15th anniversary of Austin City Limits Music Festival. One lucky winner and their guest will win a trip complete with round trip airfare to Austin, hotel accommodations and one pair of three-day VIP passes to the second weekend at Zilker Park.
The sweepstakes begins August 30th, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 11th, 2016.
SiriusXM has your chance to win a trip for two to Austin, TX for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic!
It’s the celebration of the summer! The all-day event on America’s birthday features performances from 20 artists!
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to Austin, Texas including round-trip airfare, three nights hotel accommodations at Hotel San Jose on South Congress and a pair of VIP tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Circuit of The Americas.
Full Lineup: Willie Nelson & Family
Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss
Lee Ann Womack
Billy Joe Shaver
Ray Wylie Hubbard
David Allan Coe
Asleep at the Wheel
Raelyn Nelson Band
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WHAT: Willie Nelson and Family – Live in Concert
WHEN: 8 p.m. May 19
WHERE: Florence Civic Center
ADMISSION: A limited number of tickets to the May 19 show are still available. Tickets range from $30 to $55 and can be purchased online atwww.florenceciviccenter.com or at the Florence Civic Center box office.
by: Deborah Swearingen
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence Civic Center has announced a new lineup for the May 19 Willie Nelson concert after the unexpected death of the show’s co-headliner, Merle Haggard, in early April.
Kris Kristofferson and a country group called The Strangers, featuring Haggard’s sons, Ben and Noel, will join Nelson on the stage for the show that will now honor Haggard’s legacy.
“Obviously no one could ever replace Merle Haggard,” said Nick Hooker, senior marketing manager at the venue. “That was not the objective. It was to bring in someone of the same stature in more of an honorary role.”
Hooker said he knew the tour was working on some big names that would be appropriate for the concert but did not have confirmation of the new lineup until Thursday afternoon.
“It’s great news. We’re very excited,” he said. “Kris Kristofferson is one of the original outlaws of country music, one of the original members of the Highwaymen just like Willie Nelson.”
Kristofferson is a three-time Grammy-award winner and has recorded 28 albums, including three with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen.
Plus, Hooker said, it will be a wonderful experience to have Haggard’s two sons join the lineup in honor of their father.
“I think that is a deeply passionate and wonderful notion that they’re willing to hop on the tour, head to Florence and perform for all of Merle’s fans,” he said.
There was a lot of concern when Haggard died, Hooker said, but fans were considerate of the situation.
“The fans were very patient through this ordeal, and we really appreciate their understanding and their support,” he said.
A very limited number of tickets to the May 19 show are still available. Tickets range from $30 to $55 and can be purchased online at www.florenceciviccenter.com or at the Florence Civic Center box office.
by: Tyler H. Jones
LaGRANGE — The Daily News today announces its 2016 Reader Satisfaction Survey and the chance to win two tickets to see Willie Nelson live at Sweetland Amphitheatre on May 29.
The tickets are provided courtesy of Sweetland Amphitheatre and its 2016 Summer Concert Series sponsored by Bud Light. To enter to win, readers must complete the survey online atwww.lagrangenews.com/survey or visit the newspaper office at 105 Ashton St. and complete a paper survey.
“We want to make sure we’re offering the community the product they want and deserve,” said Jeff Parra, publisher of the Daily News. “We’re taking this as a serious opportunity for us to listen — and respond — to our readers, and we hope as many people as possible will respond.”
The survey, which is 10 questions, will be open through at least May 1, at which time an entrant will be notified he or she has won the two tickets. The winner will be chosen through a random drawing of phone numbers submitted by survey takers. The tickets are general admission lawnseats.
“Our goal is to take the temperature of the community, and find out where we’re excelling, as well as find out what new ideas people have for the Daily News,” said Parra, who became the newspaper’s publisher in February. “I’m looking forward to hearing what people have to say. Of course, we’re grateful to Sweetland Amphitheatre for supporting this project and look forward to sending two folks to see Willie Nelson in May.”
Employees of the Daily News, their family members and other employees of the Daily News’ parent company, Civitas Media, are ineligible to win the tickets.
To be notified of winning, the entrant must provide a valid daytime telephone number. The Daily News will contact the winner by phone on May 1. If the winner does not claim their prize within three business days, another winner will be drawn.
It’s tee time: grab a a limited edition pre-order Luck Reunion t-shirt, available exclusively from Feb. 19 – 29th. Make sure to check the tag on your tee – one of every 150 shirts sold includes 2 VIP tickets to Luck Reunion (3/18). If you’re a lucky VIP winner, let us know by sharing a photo with your shirt & tickets
In the spirit of the season, we’re giving away some “Pretty Paper” of our own. Just share this video and we will pick a couple of winners to the Luck Banquet on March 18th, at random. We will announce the lucky winners on 12/27.
Keep it merry and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for contest chances.
LUCK BANQUET 2016
FRIDAY, MARCH 18th, 2016
Update on early ticket sales:
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Texas Lottery is giving a chance to win a trip for two to Austin, to see Willie Nelson and Family on December 30th.
- Premium Concert Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family Show on 12/30/15 at ACL Live venue
- Airfare (within Texas)
- One-night stay at W Hotel Austin
- Dinner at Trace Restaurant
- Private Tour of ACL Live venue
- ACL Live Merchandise
Big Country Homepage is giving away Willie Nelson tickets to his show at
Enter in the contest section of BigCountryHomepage.com for your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to see Willie Nelson on November 25th! Winners will be chosen at random on November 20th.
This could be you! It’s not you, it’s Joe Nick Patoski, but Willie Nelson is offering a chance to meet him on his bus!
Meet with Willie Nelson on His Tour Bus at the Farm Aid 30th Anniversary Concert in Chicago on September 19, 2015. Includes a Private Backstage Tour, and 2 VIP tickets to the show.
Meet with Willie Nelson on His Tour Bus at the Farm Aid 30th Anniversary Concert with a Private Backstage Tour, 2 VIP tickets from Willie’s Personal Allotment and More!
Grab a friend and head to the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid on September 19th to join the ranks of rock royalty to meet with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus. Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary.
As Willie’s guest you will receive:
- 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2015 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment
- A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2015
- A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show
- A photo on the bus with Willie
- The opportunity to have one personal item autographed
- An official Farm Aid 2015 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world.
Enter to win a autographed 12 x 12 album flat of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s new album Django and Jimmie!