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Raelyn Nelson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

“I was 14 here; I borrowed an Abercrombie tank top from my friend, Molly, and wore my slouchy pants that were identical to the ones Britney wore in her “sometimes” video to have the perfect outfit for this papa willie show. Mom and I walked up on the bus; Waylon pulled me down in between him and my grandpa and told mom to take our picture. ??????? by mom.”

— Raelyn Nelson

Raelyn Nelson on Prine Time Podcast

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Watch here.
by: Delia Rowland

Recorded via Zoom in December of last year, this episode of Prine Time is a special one with guest Raelyn Nelson, granddaughter of Willie Nelson. 

The episode involves a myriad of stories about American music legends like Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Jeff Walker and “Papa” Willie. Nelson also talks about a song her band, the Raelyn Nelson Band, and their 2019 release “Whiskey and Weed.”

As far as how the band is doing these days, Nelson explains that there isn’t much to do other than play shows virtually and wait for this period to sort itself out. 

“Whenever you’re exposed to someone who has COVID you have to quarantine for a while, so it’s been hard to plan something because things keep happening,” Nelson explained. “That being said, we are doing that and I’ve been doing little acoustic stuff for my patrons on my Patreon pretty regularly, but it’s just not the same as the band. Fiddling around with the ukulele, which I love to do and it’s great, but it’s not the band. And that’s the art we like to make. That’s what we like to put out there, so I’m just trying to figure out the best way to do live shows.” 

Read article here.

Happy Birthday, Raelynn Nelson

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Happy birthday, Raelynn Nelson!

New Raelyn Nelson Band album out Nov. 8, “Don’t”

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

“Whiskey and Weed” — new Raelyn Nelson Band Single

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Here is a video for the new song, “Whiskey and Weed” which is on the band’s new album, “Don’t” which comes out November 8th. You can pre-order a copy of the album here or make a donation and get a shirt, to support production of new album, HERE.

This video was made from footage taken by fans on their cell phones at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin, and at the Deutchland Music Festival in Pittasburg, PA.


Pre-Order Raelyn Nelson Band album and see them in Pumpkintown, S.C. Saturday.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

We are releasing a new album and we need your help! With the new music streaming economy, it is getting harder to give a record a proper release without some help. We are skipping Go Fund Me/ Pledge/Kickstarter and going straight to the people. You can always do what everyone does and just preorder an autographed cd. Preorder CD Here

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However, for the low, low, slightly inflated price of $30.37, you can REALLY help us out and be the proud owner of this limited edition t-shirt (and we’ll throw in an autographed cd of the new album)! If you hate t-shirts but have lots of cash and want to help by parting with large (or any, really) amounts of it, please send any ideas, requests, offers (birthday parties, weddings, bah mitzvahs, house shows, coffee or beer date…use your imagination) e-mail us at!Buy Tshirt here!

Raelyn Nelson Band will be in Pumpkintown, South Carolina this
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Happy Birthday, Raelyn Nelson

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Happy birthday, sweet Raelyn.

Raelyn is another year older and busy as ever with new music and a tour.

Check out her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to find out more.

The band is working on a new album, and you can help:

We are releasing a new album and we need your help! With the new music streaming economy, it is getting harder to give a record a proper release without some help. We are skipping Go Fund Me/ Pledge/Kickstarter and going straight to the people. You can always do what everyone does and just preorder an autographed cd. Preorder CD Here

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 However, for the low, l

Raelyn Nelson Band on Tour

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Mmhmm on tour! with Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight

Monday, February 4th, 2019

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mmhmm tour dates:

  • february 7 2019   red light cafe     atlanta, georgia
  • february 9 2019    mercy lounge     Nashville, tn
  • march 24 georgia theatre athens,  Georgia
  • may 4 georgia theatre athens,        Georgia

See the Raelyn Nelson Band in Ashville, NC (Jan 4, 2019)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
by:  Jason Gilmer

For a while Raelyn Nelson used a more traditional instrument — the acoustic guitar — as she fronted her band.

Then she discovered the ukulele.

“The most fun part is that I can move around and it looks like I’m a rock star with all of the moves I can do,” she said. “I can move around like crazy and it looks cool because it’s a tiny little instrument.”

She found the instrument because her bandmate, Jonathan Bright, in the Raelyn Nelson Band, which plays at 9 p.m. Friday at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., had just finished a recording using the instrument. It was a a tribute to The Replacements, done completely with the ukulele, and Nelson began to pick on the four-stringed, typical-Hawaiian guitar.

“Country music fans in Hawaii might beg to differ that the ukulele isn’t a country (music) sounding instrument,” she said.

But, honestly, Nelson and her band can’t be considered all that country.

“It’s country grunge rock. It’s caffeinated,” said Nelson, who is the granddaughter of country legend Willie Nelson. “It’s basically Loretta Lynn-style country melodies with a backing rock band.”

Rolling Stone Country magazine once described the sound as music that “mixes old country and dirty garage rock.”

Want to go?

Who: Raelyn Nelson Band with Drunken Prayer
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, N.C.
Tickets: $12 (advance), $15 (day of show)
Info: 828-232-5800 or

The group has released several singles and an EP, and have a new album that will be released this year, Nelson said.

Some new songs will make it into the upcoming setlist, Nelson said, but she isn’t sure about some of the slower, or mid-tempo, songs like “Everything Falls.”

“I don’t know if I’ll play that, it will just depend on the vibe,” she said. “I hate bringing (the vibe) down because it always takes a few songs to bring everyone back up and dancing again.”

This won’t be the Nashville, Tenn.-based group’s first foray into Asheville.

“We played in Asheville once at Salvage Station and loved it,” Nelson said. “I didn’t get to spend much time in Asheville but I hear all this good stuff about it, like it’s this trendy little hippie town.”

Nelson isn’t just a country-rock act, as she has another project called Mmhmm with friend Hannah Fairlight. The folky duo’s self-titled debut was recently named Best Folk Rock album by the website Folk N Rock.

“Mmhmm doesn’t take anything seriously,” she said. “We’re doing the Smothers Brothers bit. Their’s is more of a comedy bit with a little bit of music, while ours is the opposite. It’s a lot of fun and it makes people laugh.”

See the Raelynn Nelson Band in Athens, Georgia (Nov. 9th)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
by:  Bobbie Moore

The Raelyn Nelson Band is both an homage to its namesake’s outlaw grandfather and a fine-tuned rock and roll band. Willie Nelson’s talented kin Raelyn’s talents make her the unabashedly Southern element of an aptly labeled country-rock project. She’s joined by guitarist Jonathan Bright—from fellow Nashville act Defense Wins Championships—and the rocking rhythm section of bassist Preach Rutherford and drummer Angela Lese Gregory. Some have likened the four-piece to Loretta Lynn fronting Cheap Trick. That’s a fair assessment, based on “Mama Cry,” “Mason Jar” and other originals—not to mention that infectiously fun cover of John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”


See the Raelyn Nelson Band at the Muddy Roots Music Festival tomorrow (8/31/18) in Asheville, NC

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Happy Birthday, Raelyn Nelson

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018


Happy birthday to the talented and beautiful Raelyn Nelson, Willie Nelson’s granddaughter.

Raelynn Nelson at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2018

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

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All the way from Nashville, the Raelyn Nelson Band at Whiskey A Go-Go in LA (July 6, 2018)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Raelynn Nelson band at the Whiskey A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Boulevard West
Hollywood, CA