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

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:

Win a chance to spend New Year’s Eve with Willie Nelson in Texas from SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Enter now for your chance to ring in the New Year with Willie Nelson & Family. One lucky winner will receive two round trip tickets to Austin, TX, two nights hotel, dinner for two and a pair of front row tickets to see the WILLIE & FRIENDS FAMILY NEW YEAR show at ACL Live on Tuesday 12/31.

Go to  NOW for your chance to win!!

Willie Nelson and Turk Pipkin talk about new movie, “Angels Sing” on KGSR Radio

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013


Turk Pipkin dropped by the studios of  KGSR in Austin, and talked about his new movie, “Angels Sing”, with hostRoger Allen, on Lone Star State of Mind Show.  The movie, which will be out in select studios November 1st.

Willie Nelson called in to the show to talk about the movie.  Here is the entire show; Willie Nelson phones in about 28 minutes in. 

Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Michael Walker, who, as a child, wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and well intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift that instills in him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost.

Lionsgate presents in association with Cowgirl Up Entertainment an EYA Productions and Fred Miller Productions.

Starring: Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson.

Angels Sing is a comedic, heartfelt fable about the importance of family ties, the power of forgiveness and the undeniable magic of Christmas. Rounding out the cast are Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Eloise DeJoria, Bruce Robison, Sara Hickman and Turk Pipkin.

Sirius/XM Satellite Radio celebrates Willie Nelson’s New Album with album preview TOMORROW (10/12/13)

Friday, October 11th, 2013

SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse celebrates the release of the new Willie Nelson all-star duets album “To All The Girls” with an exclusive two-hour special featuring all 18 songs from the album, as well as comments from duet partners including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow. Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash and The Secret Sisters.

“To All The Girls” will be in-stores on Tuesday, 10/15, but SiriusXM Radio subscribers get to hear it first on Saturday, 10/12 @ Noon ET, with replays on Sunday, 10/13 @ 7 pm ET; Tuesday, 10/15 @ 6 pm ET and Thursday, 10/17 @ 4 pm ET.

For more information on Willie’s new album “To All The Girls” visit and

To All The Girls Track Listing:

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 On 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

Live! From New York! It’s Dallas Wayne and Jeremy Tepper, Sirius/XM Radio (Farm Aid 2013)

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Dallas Wayne, host of Willie’s Road House and  Outlaw Country shows on Sirius/XM, and Jeremy Tepper, producer,  broadcast live from Farm Aid 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

I always have to track down these guys at the Farm Aid concert, tucked back stage and broadcasting the 12-hour Farm Aid Concert.   Sirius/XM Radio has made the commitment to broadcast Farm Aid live for many years, and we fans are grateful that  they have.    They are working so hard!  It’s got to be challenging to bring the whole Willie’s Roadhouse Operation on the road and broadcast remotely like that.    Thanks, guys!

Dallas Wayne

It’s something to watch them work, coordinate interviews with performances, juggle schedules; their broadcasts are seamless; listening on the radio, Dallas makes it seem easy, but watching them live, you see how hard they are working and all the things they are doing.    But still, they always have time to say hello, and let me bug them to take some pictures.

Mickey Raphael stopped by for a visit before his performance with Amos Lee, one of Mickey’s many of the day.

Check out for a re-broadcast of the great concert, with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs Robots, and many more great artists.

And they are such nice guys, too.

 To learn about Farm Aid, and the work they do and how you can help, visit:


Can’t make it to Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs? Listen to the show on SiriusXM Radio – Willie’s Road House

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


Farm Aid 2013 concert will be broadcast in its entirety on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse LIVE from Saratoga Springs, NY this Saturday, September 21 from Noon-11 pm ET. Perfomers will include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Amos Lee, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Carlene Carter and more.

For all the details on the concert and how to make a contribution to support America’s family farmers go to #Road2FarmAid

Listen to Farm Aid 2013 Concert on Sirius/XM radio

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


If you can’t make it to Farm Aid 2013, remember, Sirius/XM Radio will once again be broadcasting the concert.  For information on how you can hear it:

Johnny Bush celebrates new album “Reflections” and reflects on his life in interview with Dallas Wayne on Sirius/XM Radio

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


The “Country Caruso” Johnny Bush celebrates his new album “Reflections” by looking back over his impressive 60-plus year music career, including tales from his days on the road with Willie Nelson and, in this extensive two-hour interview with Dallas Wayne airing over Labor Day Weekend:  Saturday 8/31 Noon ET; Sunday 9/1 10 am ET and Monday 9/2 3 pm ET.

For information on how you can hear this: