Archive for the ‘Songs About Willie Nelson’ Category
Sirius/XM radio has been playing this song “Willie Nelson” on their Outlaw country station. Written by the Australian Band the Wayfaring Strangers, it’s performed here by the Wagons, another Australian band, at Threadgills, in Austin.
x-cillw.xom: “If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?”
Alex Caton: “It would definitely be Willie Nelson. I think he would be fantastic company. He’d bring good food, and it would be a great time.
I just wrote a song professing my love for Willie Nelson with the Pete Winne project. The name of the song is: “Willie Nelson, I Love You (and My Husband, He Doesn’t Really Mind),” and we’re trying to get it to him. My favorite line—I use lines of his throughout the song— it goes,
“If you only had one arm to hold me
I guess I’d be on that side
If you told me you’re half the man you used to be;
then I’d tell you it’s the half I’d like to see.”
He might be into it!
Read entire article here.
Mr. Punabud shared this song he wrote about Willie Nelson on youtube:
“What a great story. I wonder how many other people have had a chance encounter with Willie while visiting Luck? The photos were great. Sounds like Willie is a kind and generous soul. I actually just wrote a song about him called ‘Driving Through Texas with Willie Nelson’.”
The band Nina has released a new album. I like the punk ’80’s sound of this song, even if I can’t understand the lyrics. Anyone who speaks Spanish, please let me know if the lyrics are not as upbeat as the song, and I’ll delete this post. You know I can’t post anything negative.
“Why don’t they Leave the Man Alone?, (let him write and sing his songs)” State Senator Charlie Albertson writes song about Willie NelsonWednesday, February 24th, 2010
by Ana Ribeiro
State Sen. Charlie Albertson says he can relate to country music legend Willie Nelson.
A lifelong musician himself, the Duplin County Democrat spent 56 days on a tour bus in Germany in the late ’70s and understands how “a bus is sort of like a home to a band,” he said
So he got upset after state alcohol officers raided Nelson’s tour bus in Albertson’s home county and cited band members for possession of marijuana and moonshine.
It’s only natural that Albertson is now expressing his frustration musically.
With his own voice and musician friends from Nashville, he recently recorded “Leave the Man Alone,” a country-flavored lament about how he wishes the officers would have just let Nelson “sing and play his songs” in peace.
Regarding Nelson’s decision not to play in Duplin County after the Jan. 28 bust, the song says: “We lost more than the revenue. It hurt the county’s name.”
A statement on Nelson’s Web site said pain in his hand caused the concert to be canceled, but Albertson said he thinks that the bust was the real reason and that authorities may have planned it in advance.
The senator said he has received many calls from Duplin County residents disappointed by the incident. He said he respects law enforcement but thinks “it was a bit much” for a number of ALE agents to show up.
“A lot of people think it was planned and contrived,” Albertson said. “It looks like a special effort was made to bust the guys on the bus.”
At the time of the incident, Alcohol Law Enforcement Special Agent Ted Carlton said agents smelled marijuana in a parking lot by the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville then decided to enter the tour bus.
Carlton did not return a message Wednesday seeking comment.
The bust happened less than an hour before the scheduled concert. John Vogt, the events center’s executive director, said it lost $30,000 because Nelson didn’t perform.
Vogt said he fears that Duplin County might shut down the venue for economic and political reasons, and that it may be exacerbated by that income loss.
He doesn’t expect the message in Albertson’s song to help the venue’s cause, he said, but noted that people have been strongly supportive of the events center since the Nelson incident.
Albertson said he would like to see his song become a hit on radio stations.
The senator, whose district also includes Lenoir and Sampson counties, is not seeking re-election this year.
Willie Nelson, backed up by Jimmy Day on steel guitar, sings: Valentine at The Valentine Concert in Austin 1991.
Toby Keith and Scott Emerick sing their bus song, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again,” at Willie’s 70th Birthday celebration.
Lifetime backstage pass by Steve Brooks (www.SBrooksgraphics.com)
Hello I’m Johnny Cash
One night I had a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson Show
There were wackoes and weirdoes and dingbats and dodoes
And athletes and movie stars and David Allan Coe
There was leather and lace and every minority race
With a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson Show
Kristofferson got an offer for a movie
promoters closed another deal or two
Waylon got a call from his son Shooter and he went home the minute he was through
I moved with the mob at intermission
To the green room where you see who you can see
There were has-been’s and would-be’s and never-were’s
Paupers punks and millionaires and me
And there were wackoes… [ guitar ]
Hells Angels blocked the traffic to the building
In order for the beer truck to come through
And waitin’ in the wings to sing with Willie were hopeful stars of flickering magnitude
There was a singer Willie knew back in the fifties
Who once paid him fifty dollars for a song
There were women who once did and some who still would
I heard one ask did Connie come along
And there were wackoes…
I wish you could’ve been there well maybe you were
[Thanks to Cherie, for sending me this song!]