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Sirius/XM Radio to Broadcast New Year’s Eve Willie Nelson & Friends Concert in Austin

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Maroon 5, Diplo, Willie Nelson NYE Concerts Air on SiriusXM

Steve Aoki, Widespread Panic, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang will also perform year-end sets
by: Ryan Reed

SiriusXM will broadcast exclusive New Year’s Eve concerts from Maroon 5, the Countdown Festival (featuring Diplo and Steve Aoki), Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, KC & the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang and more. The performances will air on genre-specific channels, like the Countdown Festival on EDM-focused Electric Area and Widespread Panic on jam-tailored Jam_ON.

The year-end lineup also includes special encore broadcasts of concerts that aired throughout 2016, including Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Dead & Company, Green Day, Korn, the Lumineers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Billy Idol and Garth Brooks, who launched his own SiriusXM channel, The Garth Channel, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
SiriusXM will also celebrate New Year’s Eve with a limited-run “party music” channel, New Year’s Nation, launching Friday, December 30th at 5 p.m. ET and running through Monday, January 2nd at 3 a.m. ET. Available on channel 18, along with the XM app and website, the station will feature “party hits” from genres across the entire platform.

In addition to live music, SiriusXM will present countdown specials highlighting the year’s biggest songs. Various channels will dig deeper with “all-time best” countdowns, including “The Top 100 Songs From the Cassette Era” (Classic Rewind), “The Top 20 Albums from 1971” (Classic Vinyl) and “The 13 Most Influential Drummers in Rock and Roll” (Deep Tracks), hosted by former Pink Floyd percussionist Nick Mason.

Willie’s Place

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Sirius/XM Radio: Farm Aid Feast for the Ears

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy our annual six-hour Farm Aid feast for the ears, followed by some Turkey Day family time with Paula Nelson and her sister Amy Nelsonbroadcasting from Austin, TX from 6 pm midnight!

Happy birthday, Jeremy Tepper

Friday, November 18th, 2016


Happy birthday wishes to Sirius/XM Producer Jeremy Tepper, pictured here with Willie Nelson and Dallas Wayne at grand opening celebration for opening Sirius/XM Satellite Studio in Austin 9/12/2012.


Thursday, July 8th, 2010


Willie Nelson Live at Sea-Saint Studio (1999)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

by:  Nina Feldman

This Labor Day Weekend, American Routes brings you the best of American Routes Live and in the studio. Each week, Shortcuts offers a sneak peak into the week’s upcoming episode. This week, we go back to this visit from Willie Nelson, when he dropped into the studio with his family band back in 1999.

Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Austin 360 Ampitheater.

Terry Thompson listens on the radio, on the road.


Rest in Peace, Freddy Powers

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Singer, songwriter, guitar player Freddy Powers has passed away. He was 84.

Sirius/XM Radio broadcast a tribute to Freddy Powers in 2012:

Willie’s Roadhouse salutes Texas songwriting hero Freddy Powers, author of five #1 hits for Merle Haggard (including “A Friend in California” and “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room Tonight”), who is currently battling Parkinson’s Disease. Dallas Wayne will host this one-hour special, featuring songs written and recorded by Powers, as well as his emotional performance from Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in 2010.

July, 2011Freddy received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Music Academy

April 27, 2011Freddy Powers was Recognized and Honored by the “Center for Texas Music” and is a finalist for the title of “Texas State Musician”.

May 2007 Inducted in to Cowtown Society of Western Music as a Hero of Western Music October 1, 2006 Inducted into the Western Swing Society “Hall of Fame”

May 20, 2006 Received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Guitar Association

April, 2006 The Freddy Powers Parkinson’s Foundation was founded to benefit Texans with Parkinson’s

March 12, 2006 Inducted into the “Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame”

See Freddy in the new Big and Rich video release “Coming To Your City” includes song “Filthy Rich” a Freddy, B&R, Bill McDavid and Sonny Throckmorton collaboration

The Country Jazz Singer Collectors Edition personally autographed….. AVAILABLE AT THE FREDDY POWERS WEBSITE and Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas order on line or www.mytexasmusic/freddypowers

*New Freddy Powers “My Great Escape” cd Produced by and featuring Merle Haggard. Title cut “My Great Escape” written by Big and Rich also sing harmonies on this cut!!!!!!

“Freddy Powers Through the Years” features 50 years of Freddy’s music beginning at 23 years old and last song 73 years old.
more….. at


Enter to Win Trip to Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin from Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, June 3rd, 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
Brantley Gilbert
Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss
Kris Kristofferson
Lee Ann Womack
Shakey Graves
Leon Russell
Jamestown Revival
Cody Johnson
Margo Price
Billy Joe Shaver
Johnny Bush
Ray Wylie Hubbard
David Allan Coe
Asleep at the Wheel
Paula Nelson
Raelyn Nelson Band
Folk Uke
Dallas Wayne
Amber Digby

Click here to get more info on Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic.

No Purchase Required To Enter or Win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. U.S. Law Governs.

OPEN ONLY to active SiriusXM subscribers(self-paid or an introductory trial) since May 9, 2016 while meeting other geographical Conditions of Entry as provided in the Official Rules.

By submitting your Entry you agree that you have read and have abided by the Official Rules of this promotion and are at least 18 years of age at time of entry.

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“Happy Birthday to The Bossman! Thank you for making a difference.”

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Willie Nelson with Dallas Wayne and Jeremy Tepper.

“Happy Birthday to The Bossman! Thank you for making a difference.”

Willie Nelson dedicates his Sirius/XM Radio Station to Merle Haggard today

Friday, April 8th, 2016

photo:  Beth Gwinn

Merle Haggard passed away on his 79th birthday on Wednesday and Willie Nelson, who often hit the road and the studio with his friend, was among the many stars who shared their condolences on social media, posting a photograph of himself and his pal enjoying a laugh on Twitter.

He wrote the caption: “He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him.” He also shared a link to the music video for their song Pancho & Lefty.

And Nelson continues to honour his friend by renaming his SiriusXM radio channel from Willie’s Roadhouse to Merle’s Roadhouse beginning on Friday (08Apr17).


The weekend-long tribute will feature an encore broadcast of the duo’s Django & Jimmie album special hosted by Nelson and Haggard, which was recorded when the album was released last year (15). Also set to air is a two-hour special called Feeling Haggard, as well as an interview that was taped for the Bill Anderson Visits With the Legends show in 2003.

After news of Haggard’s passing was revealed on Wednesday, the radio channel’s producers immediately began playing 12 continuous hours of Haggard’s music and took calls from artists and listeners who paid tribute to the star.

Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Radio

Thursday, March 24th, 2016


Willie Nelson and coffee, now that’s a nice way to start your day (Get your copy of Summertime 2/26/16)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016


“A good cup of coffee and a new album from Willie.   A good way to start the day with Kevin Connor and Sun Radio.”

Oh, the radios have their copies!  We can get ours on Friday, February 26th.  Find the closest independent record store and get your copy!

There are over 1,500 indie record stores in the U.S., so there is probably one located near you, where you can get your copy of “Summertime” has a handy interactive map to find yours.

Gotta Groove Records is a proud sponsor of Record Store Day and a supporter of all independent retailers— record stores and beyond! Be sure to join the Record Store Day email list to be informed about the many Indie Store Exclusive vinyl releases that are issued in limited quantities throughout the year.

Willie Nelson, at KVAN in Vancouver, Washington

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Legendary singer/songwriter Willie Nelson poses for a publicity photo as "Texas Willie" in 1957 that used to promote his "Western Express" radio show on KVAN in Vancouver. In his early 20s, Nelson moved to the area from Texas and recorded his first record, "No Place to Go," at the station.

Legendary singer/songwriter Willie Nelson poses for a publicity photo as “Texas Willie” in 1957 that used to promote his “Western Express” radio show on KVAN in Vancouver. In his early 20s, Nelson moved to the area from Texas and recorded his first record, “No Place to Go,” at the station.

During Willie Nelson’s time in Vancouver in the late 1950s, he was a “cotton-pickin’, snuff-dippin’, tobacca-chewin’, stump-jumpin’, gravy-soppin’, coffee-pot-dodgin’, dumplin-eatin’, frog-giggin’, hillbilly from Hill County, Texas.”

That was how legendary singer-songwriter introduced himself every day on his “Western Express” radio show on KVAN, broadcast from Vancouver. After becoming a star as a teenage disc jockey in his birthplace of Texas, Nelson hit the road and settled for a few years in Vancouver.

Nelson, who wrote classic songs such as “Crazy” and “On the Road Again,” reminisced about his time as a DJ in the Pacific Northwest during a visit this month to Howard Stern’s satellite radio show. As a 23-year-old, Nelson became a hit on the local airwaves; he even had his own fan club, he told Stern and his millions of SiriusXM listeners.

“Those were the days when you could go in and grab a handful of records and sit down and have your own show, play what you want,” Nelson said. He had to correct Stern when the radio host mistakenly said Nelson was a Portland DJ.

“Vancouver, Wash., right across the river,” Nelson corrected.

If you’ve been around a few years, you might recall three portraits of Nelson painted on the side of 704 Main St. as a reminder of the superstar who once walked the same streets. Those murals have since been painted over.

Nelson’s second daughter was born in Vancouver and he bought his first home here. His mom lived in Portland.

Nelson got $40 a week for his daily show, which eventually ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It wasn’t huge money — $40 in the mid-1950s is about $350 in today’s dollars — but Nelson said it was a platform to promote his gigs and hawk his early recordings.

The outlaw country star recorded his first single, “No Place For Me,” using the station’s equipment, eventually selling about 3,000 copies. His star was quickly rising, so Nelson demanded a steep raise, which didn’t go over so well. He quit and it was, yes, on the road again.

His career really took off after he left Vancouver and immersed himself in the country music scene, first as a successful songwriter and then as a performer.

On KVAN, Nelson made a few extra bucks by using the airwaves to promote concerts for other performers, he told Stern, though he never got any big “payola” payoffs, an illegal practice of paying for airplay that was common in the burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll era.

“I was looking for the payola, but I never got any,” Nelson laughed.

Now, nearly 60 years later, the 81-year-old Nelson is still at it; last week, he released “Band of Brothers,” his 48th full-length album.

Though he was only a temporary Vancouver resident, Nelson has fond memories of his time in the Northwest. Before his concert in Portland in 1980, Nelson spent hours on his tour bus chatting with friends Leo and Marsie Erickson. Leo was an engineer on KVAN when Nelson was there and the two bonded. At the Portland show, according to a Columbian article from that time, Nelson wore Leo’s cowboy hat on stage and gave a special shout-out to his “two old friends” from Vancouver.

Nelson gave back to his former home on June 30, 2007 with a $40,000 donation to Vancouver following a concert at the Sleep Country Amphitheater, in Ridgefield, Washington (north of Portland).

Sirius/XM Radio to broadcast Willie Nelson’s New Year’s Eve Concert on Willie’s Roadhouse

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015


New Year’s Eve is less than two weeks away, but there’s no need to stress because we’ve got your DJing duties covered! Ring in the new year with performances by Morrissey, Dead & Company, Jimmy Buffett, Willie Nelson, Gregg Allman, and Widespread Panic; DJ sets from Kaskade, The Chainsmokers, Carnage, Flux Pavilion, Yellow Claw; Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Mega Mix, concerts from the archives, year-end countdowns and much much more!

New Year’s Nation: This limited-run party music channel is the ultimate soundtrack to New Year’s Eve parties around the country and will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits from genres across SiriusXM’s music platform. It will be available on Ch. 18 and via the SiriusXM app for smartphones and other connected devices and online, Thursday, December 31 at 12 pm through Saturday, January 2 at 3 am ET.

Willie Nelson from Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin — airing live on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse

Morrissey at the Galen Center in Los Angeles — airing live on SiriusXM’s 1st Wave

Dead & Company at the Forum in Los Angeles — airing live on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead Channel

Jimmy Buffett at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn — airing live on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville

Gregg Allman at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta — airing live on SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl

Widespread Panic at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta — airing live on SiriusXM’s Jam_On

Southside Johnny from the Court Basie in Red Bank, NJ — airing live on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio

KC & The Sunshine Band from the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA — airing live on SiriusXM’s 70’s on 7

Countdown in San Bernardino live DJ sets by Carnage, Flux Pavilion, Yellow Claw, Pierce Fulton, Baggi, The Chainsmokers and Kaskade — airing live on Electric Area

Live in the Vineyard Concert exclusive performances from vineyards around the valley and the Uptown Theatre, featuring performances by Rob Thomas, Barenaked Ladies, American Authors, James Bay, A Great Big World and For King & Country — airing live on The Pulse

From the Archives Pearl Jam at the Academy in New York City in 1992 on Pearl Jam Radio; Bruce Springsteen at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA in 1975 and at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY in 1980 on E Street Radio; and Elvis Presley at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh, PA in 1976 on Elvis Radio

Year-End Countdown Specials across fourteen music channels, including Alt Nation,Octane, SiriusXMU, Hits 1, The Pulse, BPM, Chill, Shade 45, The Highway and more, featuring the biggest songs of 2015

Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Mega Mix Pitbull’s Globalization, will air more than 60 hours of exclusive DJ mixes created just for New Year’s

Safety Dance Mix Show 1st Wave will air a special New Year’s edition of its Safety Dance mix show featuring 17 hours of new wave dance mixes

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sirius/XM Radio (Rebroadcasting Farm Aid 2015 today)

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Enjoy our annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving feast for the ears featuring highlights from the recent Farm Aid 2015 concert in Chicago, Illinois, including full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real,John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson,Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jamey Johnson. The six-hour special will air on Thanksgiving Day from noon-6 pm ET and Sunday 11/29 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?#?FarmAid30? Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real,John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson,Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jamey Johnson. The six-hour special will air on Thanksgiving Day from noon-6 pm ET and Sunday 11/29 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?#?FarmAid30?

For more information on how you can help America’s family farmers go and follow @FarmAid.