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Sirius/XM Radio To Broadcast Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
by: Tom Shackleford

Willie Nelson is back in Austin, TX for Independence Day on Thursday, where he’ll celebrate America’s Birthday with the 2019 installment of his 45th annual Willie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic at the Texas city’s Austin360 Amphitheatre.

The holiday performance will feature sets from Outlaw Roadshow tourmates Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Alison Krauss, in addition to Jamey Johnson, and Luke Combs, to name a few. Fans who can’t attend Nelson’s all-day concert will still get the chance to tune in from their 4th of July BBQs, as the entire event will be streamed live through the veteran guitarist’s SiriusXM channel, “Willie’s Roadhouse,” aka Channel 59 on the satellite radio broadcaster.

The live broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. ET with backstage coverage courtesy of SiriusXM DJs Dallas Wayne and Paula Nelson, and continues all day throughout each performance leading up to Willie Nelson & Family’s headlining set at 11 p.m. Local.

Nelson’s first 4th of July Picnic took place in 1973 as the successor to 1972’s Dripping Springs Reunion in Dripping Springs, Texas. The events came just a few years after groundbreaking events like Woodstock and Monterey Pop Festival showed Nelson the power of large communal, celebratory events. Listen to Nelson talk about his inspiration for throwing the 4th of July Picnic below.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Schedule

Johnny Bush (2:10 p.m.)
Billy Joe Shaver (2:55 p.m.)
Gene Watson (3:40 p.m.)
Ray Wylie Hubbard (4:25 p.m.)
Colter Wall (5 p.m.)
Hayes Carll (5:30 p.m.)
Steve Earle & The Dukes (6 p.m.)
Jamey Johnson (7:05 p.m.)
Alison Krauss (8:20 p.m.)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (9:35 p.m.)
Luke Combs (10:40 p.m.)
Willie Nelson & Family (12 a.m.)

Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon interview with Paul Nelson in SiriusXM Radio re-play today

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Willie Nelson on NPR

Friday, June 21st, 2019
by: John Myers, Talia Schlanger

It’s been about a year since World Cafe caught up with Willie Nelson, and he’s been busy! Willie just released his latest album called Ride Me Back Home, made with his producer-collaborator Buddy Cannon. In February, Willie won a Grammy Award for his Frank Sinatra tribute album My Way. And he’s recently expanded his health-and-wellness brand Willie’s Remedy to include new CBD-infused coffee.

In this session, Willie told stories about some new songs and some classics, including “Crazy.” He reminisced about hanging in Amsterdam with Snoop Dogg, visiting The White House with President Carter and meeting his wife, Annie, on the set of a movie he was shooting with his fellow Highwaymen. We also got to meet some of Willie’s crew backstage before the show, including “Tunin'” Tom Hawkins who takes care of Willie’s famous guitar, Trigger, on the road.

Episode Playlist

World Cafe: 6/21/19

Bandera” – Red Headed Stranger

“Whiskey River” (live) – The Essential Willie Nelson

“Ride Me Back Home” – Ride Me Back Home

“It’s Hard to Be Humble” – Ride Me Back Home

“Family Bible” – The Essential Willie Nelson

“Crazy” By Patsy Cline – Showcase

“Crazy” – And Then I Wrote

“Stay Away From Lonely Places” – Words Don’t Fit The Picture

“Roll Me Up” ft Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson – Heroes

“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” – 16 Biggest Hits

“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” – 16 Biggest Hits

“My Favorite Picture of You” – Ride Me Back Home

Paula and Willie Nelson

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Celebrate 4/20 with Willie Nelson and SiriusXM radio

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Willie Nelson on Piano Jazz show, NPR (February 2002)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

On July 23, 2001, Willie Nelson was a guest on Piano Jazz, with Marian McPartland. The show was recorded at Manhattan Beach Recording studios, New York, NY, and broadcast on NPR. The show aired on February 10, 2002.

Jackie King was on the show with Willie, and they performed:  ”Heart of a Clown”, “Gypsy”, “Rain Day Blues”, “All of Me”. Willie talks about playing and singing blues and Jazz, and growing up listening to gospel music.

Track 01. The Heart Of A Clown (5.6MB)
Track 02. Gypsy (6.0MB)
Track 03. Rainy Day Blues (5.9MB)
Track 04. Nuages (Django Reinhardt) (5.1MB)
Track 05. All Of Me (5.7MB)
Track 06. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael) (6.1MB)
Track 07. The Great Divide (impromptu solo of Hotel California riff) (5.9MB)
Track 08. Crazy (5.7MB)
Track 09. There Will Never Be Another You (4.6MB)

Willie Nelson on eTown (August 22, 1996)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019


On August 22, 1996, Willie Nelson performed at e-Town, a national radio show broadcast across the country.

Sirius/XM Radio Will Broadcast Willie Nelson Concert Tonight at Midnight

Monday, December 31st, 2018


Sirius XM Radio will broadcast the Willie Nelson & Family New Year’s Eve Show tonight, on Willie’s Roadhouse Channel and will air concerts by Post Malone, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Phish and more this coming New Year’s Eve.

The live shows are slated to broadcast on various SiriusXM stations, including Hip Hop Nation (Malone), Phish Radio, Classic Vinyl (Lynyrd Skynyrd), and Willie’s Roadhouse (Nelson). The performances will be held at range of venues Including Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center, and The Grand Ole Opry House.

The SiriusXM New Year’s Eve line-up will also include performances by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sevendust, Margo Price, John Prine, and Rick Springfield. EDM will also be represented with sets by Afrojack, Tiësto and Dillon Francis on Diplo’s Revolution. You can check out the full line-up below.

Additionally, SiriusXM are set to broadcast some of the past year’s biggest concerts on New Year’s Eve, including shows by U2, the Killers, Jason Aldean, and Portugal. The Man. The satellite radio company is also due to launch a new station, called New Year’s Eve Nation, on 28 December.

SiriusXM’s New Year’s Eve Line-up is as follows:

Post Malone at Barclays Center — airing on Hip Hop Nation
Phish at Madison Square Garden — Phish Radio
Lynyrd Skynyrd at WinStar World Casino and Resort — Classic Vinyl
Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater — Willie’s Roadhouse
Countdown NYE featuring Afrojack, Tiësto, Dillon Francis and more in San Bernardino, Calif. — Diplo’s Revolution
Nathaniel Rateliff at the Grand Ole Opry House — The Spectrum
Sevendust in Atlanta — Turbo
Margo Price at the Music Hall of Williamsburg — Outlaw Country
AJR at the Hammerstein Ballroom — Alt Nation
John Prine at the Grand Ole Opry House — Outlaw Country
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at the Count Basie Theatre — E Street Radio
Galantis at Aragon Ballroom — BPM
Rick Springfield at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino — 80’s on 8

Willie Nelson and Friends, Grand Opening of Sirius/XM Radio Studio in Austin (October 12, 2012)

Friday, October 12th, 2018


SiriusXM Radio celebrated the opening of its new studio at ACL Live on Willie Nelson Blvd. in Austin, TX with a historic broadcast on SIRIUS XM Willie’s Roadhouse. Host Dallas Wayne was joined in-studio by Willie Nelson, as well as Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Melissa Etheridge, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kinky Friedman, Johnny Bush, Junior Brown, Amber Digby, Darrell & Mona McCall, Justin Trevino and Tommy Alverson.

See more great pictures of Willie Nelson and others at Sirius/XM Radio’s Willie’s Roadhouse Facebook page.

Jerry Jeff Walker, Kinky Friedman, Jesse Dayton. —

Willie Nelson, Melissa Ethridge

Dallas Wayne

Willie Nelson on NPR

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
by:  David Greene

In Charlotte, N.C., back in May, fans at Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival only saw a few moments of the country legend. He walked stiffly across the stage, struggled to put on his guitar, then, clearly frustrated, he tossed his hat into the crowd and walked off stage. Nelson had already canceled a string of performances in February, citing a bad case of the flu. Some fans were wondering whether this was it. But just a few months later, he’s recovered and is back on the road again (including a re-do in Charlotte).

At 85, Nelson hasn’t had anything to prove for years. He established himself long ago as one of the most important voices in the history of the American Songbook, and yet, he’s still at it. He released a new album earlier this year called Last Man Standing. He has a tour scheduled through November and another new album slated for September.

“He said, ‘I meant to say welcome home Prodigal Son, but I was so stoned that it came out as Particle Kid,'” Micah recounts Willie saying. “It’s close enough. I like it better.”

When asked if they smoke as much as their dad, Willie interjects: “Nobody does.”

As much as Willie Nelson loves living, he’s done a lot of songs recently about dying (i.e. “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die”). But his illnesses this year were serious, and Willie got nervous when it was bad enough that he couldn’t sing, his wife Annie says.

“We went to Maui. He got some fresh air, but it took a good month,” she says. “Then, he was a little nervous about it, but I heard him singing so I knew he was fine. He would sneak off in the music room and sing and pick.”

He came back fiercer than ever, Annie says, and his sons both say he’s been playing better than ever. “Just the last two shows have just blown my mind,” his son Lukas says. “We’re playing really good music and Dad is singing his ass off.”

Lukas, who has his own band called Promise of the Real that regularly backs Neil Young, has a voice strikingly similar to Willie’s. Lukas and Micah often play with Willie on tour, and the trio recorded songs together, collected on Willie and the Boys: Willie’s Stash Vol. 2.

“There’s nothing that makes a parent happier than having your kids up there doing things with you, especially if they’re good,” Nelson says.

Willie Nelson on World Cafe today

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
by:  Mark Prell

World Café makes a pilgrimage to Willie Nelson’s tour bus! Willie released an album called Last Man Standing just days before his 85th birthday. Willie talks about how the deaths of dear friends like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings influenced the title track, the prank he pulled when he was in the hospital recovering from a collapsed lung and shares insights about his favorite form of relaxation. Giggles ensue.

Tune in to World Café, with host Talia Schlanger, every weekday at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Listen to it here:

“Happy 85th birthday to this young man!”

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Dallas Wayne and Willie Nelson


Listen to Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson talk about the Luck Reunion on Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, March 30th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history, Willie Nelson on Piano Jazz show, NPR (February 12, 2002)

Monday, February 12th, 2018


On July 23, 2001, Willie Nelson was a guest on Piano Jazz, with Marian McPartland.  The show was recorded at Manhattan Beach Recording studios, New York, NY, and broadcast on  NPR.    The show aired on February 12, 2002.

NPR is re-broadcasting it now, as an podcast now, and you can listen to it here —

Jackie King is on the show with Willie, and they perform”Heart of a Clown”, “Gypsy”,  “Rain Day Blues”, “All of Me”.  Willie talks about playing and singing blues and Jazz, and growing up listening to gospel music.

Another fan uploaded the songs, and you can download them.  I haven’t tried to download them yet, so I don’t know how they work.


Track 01. The Heart Of A Clown (5.6MB)
Track 02. Gypsy (6.0MB)
Track 03. Rainy Day Blues (5.9MB)
Track 04. Nuages (Django Reinhardt) (5.1MB)
Track 05. All Of Me (5.7MB)
Track 06
. Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael) (6.1MB)
Track 07. The Great Divide (impromptu solo of Hotel California riff) (5.9MB)
Track 08
. Crazy (5.7MB)
Track 09
. There Will Never Be Another You (4.6MB)

Willie Nelson, “Hallelujah”

Monday, February 12th, 2018