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

Another Willie Nelson fan in Kansas City

Monday, May 18th, 2015


“This little girl just went to her 1st Concert ever in KC …. God Bless Willie Nelson & the Family Band.
I think she’s ready for the fan club now Linda”. — Bad Wheeler

Thanks to Brad Wheeler, longtime on air personality  and  host of Salt Lake City’s public ratio station, KRCL’s weekday afternoon drive-time show, for sharing this photo of Kirayla, at last night’s Willie Nelson and Family concert in Kansas City.


He is also an exceptional and well-known local musician.

His radio show is great.  He has Mickey Raphael on a lot, along with many other artists.  One time, Mickey Raphael took over Brad’s show!  His interviews are great.

Don’t live in Salt Lake City?   You can stream his shows:

Personally, I’m a big fan of harmonica players.



Willie Nelson on NPR

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

It's a Long Story

The first thing you notice when you get on ‘Willie Nelson’s tour bus is a pungent aroma. Parked outside a gigantic casino and performance venue in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson offers NPR’s David Greene a joint, which Greene declines. Nelson says he understands.

At 82, Nelson is still touring the country, still an advocate for legalized marijuana — he’s even started a new company to sell weed in Colorado — and has a new memoir out called It’s A Long Story. The country legend recently spoke to Greene about the mystery of Willie Nelson, how ex-wives are really “additional wives” and why no one can tell him what to do.

“A friend of mine once said, ‘It’s my mouth, I’ll haul coal in it if I want to,’ ” Nelson says. “I thought, ‘That’s pretty cool. I’ll use that.’ I don’t think anybody should tell me or you or anybody what to do. I think the Bible says it’s not what goes into your mouth that counts; it’s what comes out.”

Producers would tell you your phrasing is off. What does that mean?

It means change producers.

Touché. What does that mean, your phrasing is unique?

If you’ve got to explain that, you’ve got the wrong one. There are so many beats in a measure, you have so much time to get in so many beats, some people lay back to the last minute. … Some do a beat every quarter. However you feel it is the way you should do it.  Sinatra’s best asset was his ability to phrase. He’s my favorite singer. It’s how you say it.

I did a lot of reading before coming to meet you. People who know you very well say you remain a mystery. The true Willie Nelson doesn’t come out easily. We know this whole massive catalog of songs; can we know you through that catalog? Do you remain a mystery?

I don’t know … I loved every song Hank Williams wrote. Doesn’t mean I knew him any better. Music says a lot about you. I’m guessing … maybe so? Maybe my music does tell stories I wouldn’t be able to tell any other way unless it was through a song.

Amazing story you tell in the book: You land in jail in the Bahamas because of your love of pot. Two days later, you’re at the White House having dinner with President Carter. That evening, you said a friend of yours, a White House insider, knocks on your door, takes you on a tour and lights up a joint.

Hrm. Were you there?

No, I just read the book.

[Laughs.] I didn’t know I put that in the book.

No. No. Most of the women in my life knew that they were taking a big chance with a guitar player, anywhere. Not that that’s an excuse. Guitar players do like women. That’s why we got into the business; we like girls. That can lead to trouble if you’re planning family life. Which I did. I have four wives, kids, grandkids, I love them all. There’s no such thing as ex-wives; there’s only additional wives.

I see there are photos behind you, [including] one of your late son, Billy …

Oh, there he is, with his daughter, my granddaughter. There he is on Scout, his pony. Another one back here.

He died a very early death. You outlived a son. You lost people you played on stage with. You talk about Jennings, Cash, … How does that loss around you impact you and your life today?

Me and Merle were talking, ain’t many of us left.

Merle Haggard.

We were chuckling about that. Where’d everybody go? The fact he and I are still here is probably a miracle in itself.

Willie’s Road House still celebrating Willie Nelson’s birthday

Thursday, April 30th, 2015



Happy Day #2 of Willie Nelson’s 82nd Birthday celebration! Tune in for an exclusive replay of his 80th birthday concert and joint benefit for the Abbott and West, TX fire departments at The Backyard at Bee Cave with family & friends including Randy Travis and David Allan Coe today 4 pm ET.
Thanks again to Paula Nelson for co-hosting with Dallas Wayne and all the folks that called in with their birthday wishes, including Bill Anderson, Johnny Bush, Jeanie Sealy, Ray Benson, Johnny Knoxville, Shelby Lynn, Dale Watson and W. S. Holland.

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell live from Passaic, NJ, March 1st,1979

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Thanks Brad Wheeler, for finding this broadcast.

Willie’s Roadhouse celebrating Willie Nelson’s birthday with Paula Nelson and Dallas Wayne

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


 Willie Nelson’s 82nd birthday is either April 29 or 30 (he was born at midnight) so we’ll be celebrating for two days straight, with his daughter Paula Nelson co-hosting with Dallas on Wednesday 4/29 from noon- 6 pm ET from the SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse studios on Willie Nelson Blvd. in Austin, TX.

Beginning at 10 pm ET we will be presenting back-to back exclusive concert replays of Willie’s 80th birthday celebration from The Backyard at Bee Cave, TX (featuring special guests Randy Travis and David Allan Coe) and Willie & Family live from the House of Blues Las Vegas this past January to carry us into Thursday morning.

Dallas Wayne @Willie’s Road House (Sirus/XM radio)

Thursday, January 1st, 2015


We invaded the Sirius/XM radio station downstairs in the Austin City Live building, before the NYE concert in Austin to visit with Dallas Wayne. Always a treat to hang out with Dallas, and watch him work. Once again, Sirius/XM Radio broadcast Willie Nelson & Family’s NYE show.

Sirius/XM broadcasting Willie Nelson & Family LIVE from Moody Theater on NYE

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Willie Nelson & Family ring in 2015 with an exclusive live broadcast from ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX. This fourth annual concert event will hit the air at midnight central time (10 pm PST) only on SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse (Ch. 59) and the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Willie Nelson & Family ring in 2015 with an exclusive live broadcast from ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX. This fourth annual concert event will hit the air at midnight central time (10 pm PST) only on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59) and the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.

Win a Chance to Spend a night in Vegas with Willie Nelson, thanks to Sirius/XM Radio

Monday, December 15th, 2014



We have your chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas for “SiriusXM Presents Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert” at House of Blues Las Vegas on January 10, 2015, and to meet Willie himself!

Go to between now and December 29, 2014 to enter. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to Las Vegas including round-trip airfare, two nights hotel stay, a pair of tickets to “SiriusXM Presents Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert at House of Blues Las Vegas” on January 10 and the opportunity to meet Willie at the show!

No Purchase Required To Enter or Win. For more information on “SiriusXM presents Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert at House of Blues Las Vegas” on January 9 and 10, 2015, check out

Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, “Until Tomorrow”

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


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