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Willie Nelson previews new album, “God’s Problem Child” on Sirius/XM Radio

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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by: Joseph Hudak

Willie Nelson premiered key tracks from his upcoming album God’s Problem Child last night in Nashville during an intimate interview session for SiriusXM. Seated alongside the record’s producer, his longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, Nelson looked hale and hearty – far from the rumored state of ill health that’s been making the rounds online.

Nelson confronted the stories about his being near death, both via song – he played the studio version of cheeky new track “Still Not Dead” – and in the interview. The Red Headed Stranger, who will turn 84 on April 29th, joked that he enjoys the rumors of his demise because “everyone is always so happy to see me.”

The singer also addresses his mortality, in a more serious manner, in the new song “Old Timer,” written by Donnie Fritz and Lenny LeBlanc. “You think you’re still a young bull rider / until you look in the mirror and see an old timer,” croons Nelson, who went on to reflect on his late friend Merle Haggard. Together, they gave Haggard his final Number One album with the release of 2015’s duets LP Django & Jimmie. (Listen to “Old Timer” below.)

“It was a pretty good way to close the show,” Nelson said of Haggard’s chart-topper. The last track of God’s Problem Child is a tribute to the Hag, “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

With the honky-tonks of Broadway lit up behind him, Nelson also took time to remember drinking at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, one of Nashville’s more famous watering holes where artists like Nelson and Hank Williams would congregate after performing at the Grand Ole Opry next door. One night, Nelson says he inexplicably decided to exit the bar and sprawl out in the road.

“It was about midnight and there wasn’t a lot of traffic so I went out and laid down on Broadway,” he said. “And nothing happened, so I thought, screw this. This ain’t as much fun as I thought it was.”

Nelson revealed he has already recorded another new album, a project with his musician sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. God’s Problem Child is set for release on April 28th. Nelson’s SiriusXM interview will air later this month on Willie’s Roadhouse (SiriusXM channel 59).

Willie Nelson and Buddy Cannon

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Willie Nelson hosts Luck Reunion – Listen on Sirius/XM Radio

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Willie Nelson plays host to Luck Reunion, a family affair

by:  Kaitlin Carter

“You’re either in Luck, or you’re out of Luck,” as Willie Nelson likes to say, and he should know.

Luck, Texas is Willie’s private Old West town located just outside of Austin, and home of the annual “Luck Reunion” artisanal music and culture celebration, held amidst the madness of SXSW.

With Willie himself headlining the main stage, this year’s “Luck Reunion” offered an impressive array of artists on multiple stages. SiriusXM Outlaw Country listeners can hear a two-hour special featuring highlight performances from Margo Price, Parker Millsap, Valerie June, Brent Cobb, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lily Meola, as well as Willie’s sons Lukas with Promise of the Real, and Micah with Insects Vs. Robots, plus a guest spot from Billy Joe Shaver with his old compadre on “Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me.”

Willie’s exclusive SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse channel will also air a one-hour “Luck Reunion” special, featuring his complete set, along with an exclusive backroom conversation with host Dallas Wayne.

Recorded at Willie’s Luck World Headquarters clubhouse, additional “artist roundtables” were hosted by Texas hill-country hero Ray Wylie Hubbard, who teamed with Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Brent Cobb, Valerie June and Paul Thorn, and SiriusXM “Loon in the Afternoon” Mojo Nixon, joined by Margo Price, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Paul Cauthen and Parker Millsap.

Luck Reunion on SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Ch. 60)

Sunday 4/2  at 10 am ET
Monday 4/3 at 2 am & 2 pm ET
Weds 4/5 at 12 am & 10 pm ET
Friday 4/7 at 8 pm ET
Saturday 4/8 at 8 am ET
Sunday 4/9 at 12 pm ET

Luck Reunion on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59)

Friday 4/7 at 6 pm ET
Saturday 4/8 at 2 pm ET
Sunday 4/9 at 8 pm ET

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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

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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

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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.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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Willie Nelson Live at Sea-Saint Studio (1999)

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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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

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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.

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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 www.cdbaby.com/freddypowers 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 www.freddypowers.com.

 

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

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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www.siriusxm.com/Williespicnic

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.

See Official Rules for details and eligibility requirements. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Enter contest here.

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

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
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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

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photo:  Beth Gwinn

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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).

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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

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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

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