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Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

“I was fascinated with his style of singing – when we started doing the Highwayman shows ten years ago – I screwed up the band, because I insisted on playing rhythm to Willie’s singing. Then I realized, after a couple of songs, that you just can’t do that.”

— Johnny Cash

Willie Nelson and T Bone Burnett

Friday, December 16th, 2016

“Willie Nelson is a holy man. It’s a strange thing to say, but the best part about him is everything is the best part about him. He’s a beautiful man, incredible singer, beautiful guitar player.”

T-Bone Burnett

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

“I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.”

www.WillieNelson.com

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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Stay Positive

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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Carlos Santana, “Willie Nelson is also a pretty mean guitar player”

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

“Willie Nelson’s impact on American music is indelible. He stands at the crossroads of all the sounds and colors of this country. What he reflects is true soul and sincerity. He’s also a pretty mean guitar player.”

— Carlos Santana

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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Carlos Santana, “Willie Nelson’s also a pretty mean guitar player”

Monday, February 8th, 2016

“Willie Nelson’s impact on American music is indelible. He stands at the crossroads of all the sounds and colors of this country. What he reflects is true soul and sincerity. He’s also a pretty mean guitar player.”

— Carlos Santana

“We’re all the same.” — Willie Nelson

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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It’s always now

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Monday, January 4th, 2016

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“Rednecks, hippies, misfits — we’re all the same.” — Willie Nelson

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Life Lessons from Willie Nelson

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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http://blogs.ocweekly.com
article and art by Jena Ardell

Willie Nelson’s political proclamation nearly overshadowed the two-day celebration honoring the musician at Gershwin Prize Ceremony last week. Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, performed a rendition of his 1986 song “Living In the Promised Land” for the first time since 2004.

Before playing the track, he commented on the Syrian refugee debate that’s currently ongoing: “I think this is one of the most appropriate songs that we could do for this period in America. Many years ago, I recorded this song and I felt like this might be a good time to kind of try to bring it back.”

“There was nothing overtly political in the performances, The LA Times reported. “After Nelson delivered the last lyric, “And room for everyone. Living in the Promiseland,” the bipartisan crowd gave him a standing ovation.”

The 82-year-old legend hasn’t let a recent operation keep him ‘laid up’ for long. Nelson recently revealed he had undergone a stem-cell operation to improve his lung health. The operation was cited as the reason he was forced to reschedule the opening dates of his Django and Jimmie Tour with Haggard.

Here are some life lessons from Nelson. Quotation above via npr.org.

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