Archive for the ‘Willie’s Place; Willie’s Roadhouse, Sirius/XM; radio’ Category

Happy Thanksgiving, from Sirius/XM Radio!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014


Enjoy our annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving feast for the ears featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2014 concert in Raleigh, NC, including full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Gary Clark, Jr, Jamey Jonson, and Carlene Carter. The six-hour special will air on Thanksgiving Day from 6 pm-midnight ET and Sunday 11/30 from 10 am-4 pm ET on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59. For more information on how you can help America’s family farmers go to and follow @FarmAid.

Merle Haggard was joined on stage by Willie Nelson and Marty Stuart during our recent broadcast of his historic concert from ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX, which will be served up three times over Thanksgiving weekend on Thursday 11/27 5 pm ET; Saturday 11/29 2 pm ET; and Sunday 11/30 8 pm ET exclusively on SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse.

SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse

Merle Haggard was joined on stage by Willie Nelson Marty Stuart during our recent broadcast of his historic concert from  ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX, which will be served up three times over Thanksgiving weekend on

Thursday 11/27 5 pm ET
Saturday 11/29 2 pm ET
Sunday 11/30 8 pm ET 

on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse.

Experience Farm Aid on Sirius/XM Radio TOMORROW!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse

The Farm Aid 2014 concert from Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Jamey Johnson, Gary Clark Jr, Todd Snider, Carlene Carter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Insects vs Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band and more will be broadcast in its entirety live on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, channel 59, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at, on Saturday, September 13 beginning at 12 p.m. ET, and will include behind the scenes coverage and backstage interviews with host Dallas Wayne.

For more info on the concert and charity auction to benefit Farm Aid and help America’s family farmers go to, and follow @FarmAid and @SXMWillie on Twitter and use the hashtags ?#?Road2FarmAid? and ?#?FarmAidSXM?.

Willie’s Roadhouse Now Channel 59 on Sirius XM Radio

Thursday, July 17th, 2014



I don’t know why, but SiriusXM Radio is shuffling channels around.  Effective today, SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse can now be found at a new location on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 59.

For more information, or if you can’t find a channel you are looking for, check out the latest channel guide

Lower Broadway Music City USA

Friday, July 11th, 2014


Thank you, Jeremy Tepper, producer over there at Sirius/XM Radio, for sharing this photo from Nashville, yesterday.

Don’t forget to tune in

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Willie Nelson is joined in-studio by his producer/co-writer Buddy Cannon and harmonica player Mickey Raphael for this exclusive “Band Of Brothers” album premiere special. Legacy Recordings is releasing the album on Tuesday 6/17, but SiriusXM Radiosubscribers will get to hear the 14-song album in its entirety, along with first-hand stories behind the songs and sessions. This one-hour special will premiere on Saturday 6/14 noon ET, with rebroadcasts on Sunday 6/15 3 pm ET; Tuesday 6/17 6 pm ET; and Thursday 6/18 11 pm ET on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse Ch. 56 and For more information on “Band Of Brothers” go to Willie or Legacy Recordings.


Preorder/buy Band of Brothers at or iTunes

Willie Nelson “Band of Brothers” Album premiere on Sirius/XM Radio This Weekend!

Friday, June 13th, 2014


Willie Nelson is joined in-studio by his producer/co-writer Buddy Cannon and harmonica player Mickey Raphael for this exclusive “Band Of Brothers” album premiere special. Legacy Recordings is releasing the album on Tuesday 6/17, but SiriusXM Radio  subscribers will get to hear the 14-song album in its entirety, along with first-hand stories behind the songs and sessions.
This one-hour special will premiere on Saturday 6/14 noon ET, with rebroadcasts on Sunday 6/15 3 pm ET; Tuesday 6/17 6 pm ET; and Thursday 6/18 11 pm ET on SiriusXMWillie’sRoadhouse Ch. 56 and
For more information on “Band Of Brothers” go to or @SXMWillie #bandofbrothersSXM


Win a chance to spend the 4th of July with Willie Nelson from Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, June 6th, 2014


SiriusXM Radio has your chance to win a trip for two for the 41st annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Go to to enter, and one Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to Fort Worth, Texas, including round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and two VIP Skybox tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on July 4, 2014 — plus a copy of Willie’s new Legacy Recordings CD, “Band of Brothers.”

 Track Listing:

1. ‘Bring It On’
2. ‘Guitar in the Corner’
3. ‘The Wall’
4. ‘Whenever You Come Around’
5. ‘Wives and Girlfriends’
6. ‘I Thought I Left You’
7. ‘Send Me a Picture’
8. ‘Used to Her’
9. ‘The Git Go’
10. ‘Band of Brothers’
11. ‘Hard to Be an Outlaw’
12. ‘Crazy Like Me’
13. ‘The Songwriters’
14. ‘I’ve Got a Lot of Traveling to Do’

Willie Nelson at “Heartbreaker Banquet” concert rebroadcast on Sirius/XM Radio TODAY! (3/30/14)

Sunday, March 30th, 2014


Replaying Sunday 3/30, 10 am ET
Monday, 3/31 2 am & 2 pm ET
Wednesday, 4/2 12 am & 10 pm ET

We’ve got your invitation to hang with Willie at his ranch: This weekend, fans nationwide will have a chance to attend the 3rd annual Heartbreaker Banquet, and all you have to do is listen to Outlaw Country.

Airing on Saturday, 3/29, the Heartbreaker’s Banquet broadcasts from Willie Nelson’s private ranch in Luck, TX, and features performances and interviews with Willie Nelson & Family (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects Vs. Robots with Micah Nelson, and Folk Uke with Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie), Shovels & Rope, John Fullbright, The Wild Feathers, Sons of Fathers, Nikki Lane, Willie Watson, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more.


Congratulations, Dallas Wayne — Ameripolitan DJ of the Year!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


Congratulations to the handsome and talented Dallas Wayne, of Sirius/XM Radio, for winning the DJ of the Year award at the annual Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin!  Read about all the winners at

You can hear Dallas on Sirius/XM radio every day (maybe not Sunday, but it seems like he’s always working), on Willie’s Roadhouse, and Outlaw Country!  Check out his shows, listen and you will see why he keeps winning DJ awards.  Well deserved, Dallas!  He is a good reason to subscribe to Sirius/XM radio. 

He’s a nice guy, too, he’s got a lovely wife, nice kids, the whole package.

Visit Dallas Wayne’s FaceBook Page and Willie’s Roadhouse page to congratulate him and say hello.

And congratulations to Haybale for winning the Best Honkey Tonk Group award!


Photo: Dallas Wayne!

You can see Haybale most Sunday Nights at the famous Continental Club in the heart of Austin, Texas.

Happy Valentines Day from Willie’s RoadHouse (Sirius/XM Radio)

Friday, February 14th, 2014


Happy Valentine’s Day! Hear a two-hour special featuring songs from the latest Willie Nelson album “To All The Girls” including comments from his duet partners Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Rosanne Cash and The Secret Sisters today at 4 pm, tomorrow noon and Sunday 7 pm ET.

Valentine’s Day @ Willie’s Roadhouse this weekend, “To All the Girls”

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Willie’s Roadhouse celebrates Valentine’s Day weekend with an exclusive two-hour special featuring Willie Nelson duets from his latest album “To All The Girls,” as well as comments from singing partners including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Rosanne Cash and the Secret Sisters.

Friday 2/14, 4 pm ET
Saturday 2/15, Noon ET
Sunday 2/16, 7 pm ET

To listen to the show, and find out about Sirius/XM Radio:

When Two Worlds Collide:

To All the Girls (Legacy)

1.Dolly Parton – From Here To The Moon And Back
2.Miranda Lambert – She Was No Good For Me
3.Secret Sisters – It Won’t Be Very Long
4.Rosanne Cash – Please Don’t Tell Me
5.Sheryl Crow – Far Away Places
6.Wynonna Judd – Bloody Mary Morning
7.Carrie Underwood – Always On My Mind
8.Loretta Lynn – Somewhere Between
9.Alison Krauss – No Mas Amor
10.Melonie Cannon – Back To Earth
11.Mavis Staples – Grandma’s Hands
12.Norah Jones – Walkin’
13.Shelby Lynne – Til The End Of The World
14.Lily Meola – Will You Remember Mine
15.Emmylou Harris – Dry Lightning
16.Brandi Carlile – Making Believe
17.Paula Nelson – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
18.Tina Rose – After The Fire Is Gone


Willie Nelson on NPR’s Piano Jazz (2/12/2002)

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

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Follow this link to Listen to NPR’s Program:  Willie Nelson on Piano Jazz

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson was born April 30, 1933, in the small farming community of Abbott, Texas. His early interest in music came about through singing in church, and he wrote his first song at age 7. By age 9, he’d begun playing in a local band; after high school, Nelson served briefly in the Air Force and studied at Baylor University. In the mid-’50s, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas and Washington state, played in honky-tonks and continued to write songs.

In 1960, he moved to Nashville, where he was signed to a publishing contract with Pamper Music. His song “Night Life” was a hit for Ray Price, and Nelson had a run of hits for other artists: “Hello Walls,” “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Crazy,” one of the greatest country hits of all time for Patsy Cline.

In spite of his songwriting successes, Nelson’s own singing career failed to catch fire in Nashville. He released a string of albums with middling chart success in the mid-’60s and early ’70s, and had all but retired from music when he relocated to Austin. It was there that his unique take on country mingled with the burgeoning counterculture, and outlaw country was born. The music was characterized by a raw, rock-infused approach, in contrast to the studio polish of the Nashville sound.

Nelson had a string of his own hits throughout the ’70s, sometimes with fellow outlaw Waylon Jennings, also a Texas native and one-time sideman to Buddy Holly. In 1975, Nelson began an unusual association with Columbia Records that granted him total creative control. Columbia’s gamble paid off, and Nelson’s first album in the partnership, the stripped-down concept album Red-Headed Stranger, yielded the No. 1 single “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” His 1978 album Stardust stayed on the country charts for 10 years. In 1982, Always on My Mind won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year award, and its title song won Single of the Year. He also won five Grammys for his recordings of “Always on My Mind,” “On the Road Again,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (with Jennings) and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” Nelson has been nominated for 43 Country Music Association awards and won nine of them, including 1979’s prize for Entertainer of the Year.

In 2009, Nelson returned to his Texas roots on Willie and the Wheel, recorded with the band Asleep at the Wheel. The album features a set of traditional country and Western swing tunes, as recorded by bands such as Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Nelson has been politically active on a national level since 1985, when he co-founded the Farm Aid music festival with Neil Young and John Mellencamp to raise awareness of the financial plight of family farms. He has also been an outspoken voice for the legalization of marijuana.

Fellow Texan and guitarist Jackie King has backed a number of music legends, including Bill Evans, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan. King got together with Nelson in 1984 to record a jazz album, Angel Eyes, and since 1999, King has been a permanent member of Nelson’s band, The Family.

On this episode of Piano Jazz, Nelson performs with guitarist King and host Marian McPartland, along with bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. The session includes a set of Nelson’s own tunes — “Crazy,” “Rainy Day Blues,” “The Great Divide” — and some of his favorite standards, including “Stardust,” “All of Me” and “There’ll Never Be Another You.”

“I had never met [Nelson] when he appeared on the program,” McPartland says. “But Jackie [King] and he got into such a fine session, when it was over he didn’t want to leave. He asked me to perform as his surprise guest that night at Irving Plaza, where we did several duets. The crowd must have been astonished when he introduced me rather than a cowboy.”

Originally recorded July 23, 2001. Originally broadcast Feb. 12, 2002.

Ray Price interview with Dallas Wayne, on SiriusXM Radio (2011)

Friday, December 20th, 2013


Ray Price, “Father Good Times,” with SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse program director Jeremy Tepper (left) and on-air personality Dallas Wayne backstage at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Airing Saturday 12/21 at noon ET and Sunday 12/22 at 9 pm ET on Willie’s Roadhouse.

It might be an exaggeration to say that all roads in country music lead to Ray Price, but not by much. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who passed away at his home in Mount Pleasant, TX on December 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, was a pioneer on several frontiers and influential beyond compare. He introduced a danceable style of honky tonk that became known as the “Ray Price Shuffle” with his 1956 hit Crazy Arms, which spent 20 weeks at No. 1 and helped him survive the rock ‘n’ roll explosion (many other country stars of the day were not so fortunate). Not to mention his smooth crooning vocal style on later hits like Danny Boy and For the Good Times, which are worthy of comparison to Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

As a bandleader, Price’s Cherokee Cowboys proved to be a finishing school for future stars and ace musicians like Roger Miller, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Bush, Buddy Emmons, and a young Willie Nelson, who faked his way on bass guitar to get the gig and wrote one of Price’s signature tunes, Night Life.

Willie remained lifelong friends with Price, who became an extended member of the SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse family. Here is a backstage interview with Dallas Wayne, following his performance at ACL Live at the Moody Theater (home to SiriusXM studios in Austin, TX) on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Ray Price honored on Willie’s Roadhouse, Sirius/XM Radio, with Dallas Wayne

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


Thanks to Willie’s Roadhouse, on Sirius/XM Radio, for their continuing tribute to the great Ray Price, who passed away this week.  Dallas Wayne, producer Jeremy Tepper and their staff honored him all day yesterday, with music, interviews, tributes by friends.

They continue today, and if you missed it, you can hear a vintage “Willie Wednesday” with Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Bill Mack live in-studio at the old Willie’s Place truck stop in Carl’s Corner, TX replayed today at 3 pm ET and midnight ET. — with Dallas Wayne, Jeremy Tepper, Willie Nelson, Bill Mack, Cindy Mack and Ray Price.

Another good reason to subscribe to Sirius/XM Radio.

SiriusXM Radio to Rebroadcast Farm Aid Concert 2013 on Thanksgiving (or part of it)

Thursday, November 28th, 2013



SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse will be serving up a Thanksgiving Day feast for the ears featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2013 concert in Saratoga Springs, NY, including a special appearance by 94-year-old Pete Seeger and full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee and Carlene Carter, beginning at Noon ET on Thursday 11/28 and replaying at 10 am ET on Sunday 12/1.

For information on how to get a trial membership, or to sign up so you can listen today: