Archive for the ‘Songs About Willie Nelson’ Category

Kevin Fowler: Don’t Touch My Willie (I don’t know you that well)

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Driving Through Texas With Willie Nelson

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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’.”

Ode to Willie Nelson’s hair cut

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Kevin Fowler: Don’t touch my Willie (I don’t know you that well)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Monterrey, Mexico Band Nina, release new album: “Willie Nelson VS Ralph Macchio”!

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

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.

Willie Nelson by Niña

Johnny Cash: Backstage Pass to a Willie Nelson Show

Friday, February 26th, 2010

“Why don’t they Leave the Man Alone?, (let him write and sing his songs)” State Senator Charlie Albertson writes song about Willie Nelson

Wednesday, 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: Valentine

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Willie Nelson, backed up by Jimmy Day on steel guitar, sings: Valentine at  The Valentine Concert in Austin 1991.

Johnny Cash: Backstage Pass at the Willie Nelson Show

Friday, November 6th, 2009

David Allen Coe: Willie, Waylon and Me

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I’ll never smoke weed with Willie again

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Toby Keith and Scott Emerick sing their bus song, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again,” at Willie’s 70th Birthday celebration.

A Backstage pass to the Willie Nelson Show, by Johnny Cash

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Lifetime backstage pass by Steve Brooks (

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!]

Erik Church: She Won’t Leave My Willie Alone

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I got a nice sized collection I admit it
Yea the night I showed it to her I’ll never forget it

One shot of Whiskey River and she was gone long gone 
She wouldn’t leave my Willie alone


I played her everything from Material Girl
A little bit o’ Skynyrd and Merle
The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
Tried like hell to hook her on the man in black
She wasn’t havin any of that            
She keeps coming back   
For the only thing that turns her on
She won’t leave my Willie alone

Verse 2:
Well the honeymoon sure did wear off fast
We went from huggin, kissin to fightin like dogs and cats
Well bad got worse when she went to cleanin out my home
She wouldn’t leave my Willie alone

Repeat chorus

Yea I’m afraid it’s been this way my whole life long
They won’t leave my Willie alone

I Dreamed I Danced With Willie Nelson

Sunday, January 11th, 2009


Denver singer/songwriter Phyllis Brock sings, “I Dreamed I Danced With Willie Nelson,” on her album ‘Shadows on the Moon.’

I Dreamed I Danced With Willie Nelson 

I dreamed I danced with Willie Nelson,
Up in them Bluegrass Hills.
He took my hand and asked me to dance,
And I said, “Well, I think I will.”
We laughed and sang, and he knew my name,
And he smiled when I said I knew his.
We danced on to the end of the song,
And then he blew me a kiss.
Well I dreamed I danced / With the Music Man
And his eyes did shine,  /  And his eyes don’t lie.

Listen to the song here:

To learn more about Phyllis, and her music: .

‘Willie Nelson Rules’ by B. Gibson

Sunday, September 7th, 2008


I wrote this song, some years ago as a personal tribute to a Legend of a songwriter and performer.  His legend has only grown over time and he is a true original that has had the courage to live life on his own terms….  Everyone Loves Willie….  The man is an Icon and credit to the Music Profession as both an entertainer and prolific songwriter.