Archive for the ‘soundtracks’ Category

Willie Nelson, “Blue Hawaii”

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

On August 11, 1992, Epic Records released the soundtrack to “Honeymoon in Vegas”. In addition to Willie Nelson’s recording of “Blue Hawaii”, the album features remakes of Elvis Presley songs by Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton, Bono, Dwight Yoakam, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, among others.


Honeymoon in Vegas

Track List

1. All Shook Up – Billy Joel
2. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck – Ricky Van Shelton
3. Love Me Tender – Amy Grant
4. Burning Love – Travis Tritt
5. Heartbreak Hotel – Billy Joel
6. Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Bryan Ferry
7. Suspicious Minds – Dwight Yoakam
8. (You’re The) Devil in Disguise – Trisha Yearwood
9. Hound Dog – Jeff Beck, Jed Leiber
10. That’s All Right – Vince Gill
11. Jailhouse Rock – John Mellencamp
12. Blue Hawaii – Willie Nelson
13. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Bono

“Peace Trail” — original music from new movie Paradox

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

March 21, 1981, “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” #1 on Billboard Country Chart

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

On March 21, 1981,  Willie Nelson’s song, ‘Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” is #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.  It was a single from the 1980 movie, Honeysuckle Rose, and his seventh #1 on the country chart, as a solo artist.  The song spent 14 weeks on country chart.

Willie Nelson’s “Honeysuckle Rose” sound track receives two Grammy Nominations (1/13/1981)

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

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On January 13, 1981, the sound track to the movie “Honeysuckle Rose”, received two Grammy nominations.

Willie Nelson Music in the Movies and tv

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

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Just a few of the movies that have benefited from his songs.

5. The Scientist – The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. plays a successful lawyer whose father has just been convicted of running down a man with his truck. Upon heading home however he’s greeted with a very surly and unfriendly attitude as the tensions between him and his father heat up after years of not speaking to one another. Their issues are eventually put on the table but not completely resolved as he seeks to defend his father no matter how they feel about one another.

4. Midnight Run – Lawless

Lawless is essentially the story of three brothers that run a fairly successful alcohol distribution business in the back woods, far away from where the law sees fit to touch them. When problems begin to arise and their business starts to suffer however they eventually find the need to fight back. The only problem is that their enemies are bringing the big guns, as in hired lawmen and ruthless criminals that will stop at nothing to see them ruined.

3. Hello Walls – Legion

I couldn’t find the clip but I know that this song is used in the scifi film Legion in which God has finally tired of mankind’s wickedness and has sent the hounds of heaven to possess anyone and everyone they can in an attempt to cleanse the world and stop the birth of a young child that can bring humanity back to its senses. The only help that humanity will have until then is the archangel Michael, who has forsaken his place in heaven to protect the child from his heavenly brethren.

2. Good ol Boys – Dukes of Hazzard

What’s so great about this is that Willie actually starred in the remake of The Dukes of Hazzard along with Sean William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, and Burt Reynolds. He took the role of Uncle Jessie and made it a tad bit funnier than it had been in the past, which is to say that I don’t recall Uncle Jessie getting high in the barn using an apple as a bong.

1. On The Road Again – Shrek

Okay this one isn’t performed by Willie Nelson but it is his song. Shrek just seemed like a nice way to end this list, funny and touching but not too sappy.

Willie Nelson is going to be remembered throughout history as one of the greats.

This day in Willie Nelson history: ‘Brokeback Mountain’ soundtrack (12/9/05)

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

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The cowboy movie, “Brokeback Mountain” opened in theaters on December 9, 2005. The movie features music by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt, plus Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road,” Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and Merle Haggard’s “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall”

Willie Nelson Music in Movies

Saturday, August 12th, 2017


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Willie Nelson is the kind of classic singer you either get tired of and stay away from for a long while or stick by through thick and thin without doubting him for a second. There’s really no middle ground here when you’re a fan of this man. He’s been making hits for longer than a good portion of us have been alive and has been popular for as long as anyone living can remember. Sure he got into some trouble for a while and had to make a comeback, but as of now he’s doing alright and still out doing what he loves to do. For a man to come through that many hardships and still find some joy in the passion that made him what he is today it’s inspiring to note that as bad things got he never let his fans down.

Here are just a few of the movies that have benefited from his songs.

5. The Scientist – The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. plays a successful lawyer whose father has just been convicted of running down a man with his truck. Upon heading home however he’s greeted with a very surly and unfriendly attitude as the tensions between him and his father heat up after years of not speaking to one another. Their issues are eventually put on the table but not completely resolved as he seeks to defend his father no matter how they feel about one another.

4. Midnight Run – Lawless

Lawless is essentially the story of three brothers that run a fairly successful alcohol distribution business in the back woods, far away from where the law sees fit to touch them. When problems begin to arise and their business starts to suffer however they eventually find the need to fight back. The only problem is that their enemies are bringing the big guns, as in hired lawmen and ruthless criminals that will stop at nothing to see them ruined.

3. Hello Walls – Legion

I couldn’t find the clip but I know that this song is used in the scifi film Legion in which God has finally tired of mankind’s wickedness and has sent the hounds of heaven to possess anyone and everyone they can in an attempt to cleanse the world and stop the birth of a young child that can bring humanity back to its senses. The only help that humanity will have until then is the archangel Michael, who has forsaken his place in heaven to protect the child from his heavenly brethren.

2. Good ol Boys – Dukes of Hazzard

What’s so great about this is that Willie actually starred in the remake of The Dukes of Hazzard along with Sean William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, and Burt Reynolds. He took the role of Uncle Jessie and made it a tad bit funnier than it had been in the past, which is to say that I don’t recall Uncle Jessie getting high in the barn using an apple as a bong.

1. On The Road Again – Shrek

Okay this one isn’t performed by Willie Nelson but it is his song. Shrek just seemed like a nice way to end this list, funny and touching but not too sappy.

Willie Nelson is going to be remembered throughout history as one of the greats.

Willie Nelson on “The Rookie” Soundtrack, “There’s Nothing I Can Do About it Now”

Friday, June 16th, 2017

release date:  March 26, 2002

1. Some Dreams
2. Blue Moon Nights
3. Embryonic Journey
4. Tumbling Down
5. There Is a Light
6. Stuff That Works
7. Slow Turning
8. Baby I Ain’t Gotta Do That No More
9. Shining
10. Nothing I Can Do About It Now (Willie Nelson)
11. In My Time of Need
12. The Plains
13. The Spheres

Willie Nelson records, “To Get Here” for new movie, “Dog Years”

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017


photo:  Gary Miller

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by:  Brittney McKenna

Ahead of the Tribeca Film Festival, which begins April 19th in New York City, Willie Nelson has shared a new original song, “To Get Here,” that he recorded for the featured film Dog Years. (Listen to the song below.)

The affecting, cinematic ballad begins with simple piano and guitar, before Nelson’s croon kicks in and he begins to take stock of the difficult choices he’s made throughout his life. “All the mistakes I made, I’m glad I made them,” he sings. “All the wrong turns I took, I had to take them.”

The contemplative song was written by Diane Warren, a power ballad powerhouse known for penning hits like Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.” The pair decided to collaborate on the track – with Warren writing and Nelson recording – after watching the film.

Dog Years stars Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter. The Adam Rifkin-directed movie tells the story of an older movie star (Reynolds) embarking upon a soul-searching journey through Tennessee with a young woman (Winter) hired to be his driver.

Dog Years premieres April 22nd. In other Nelson news, the country legend just announced a special tour: the Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans.

Willie Nelson in “Broken Bridges”

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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Toby Keith’s Show Dog Nashville record label released the soundrack to “Broken Bridges”,  starring Toby and Kelly Preston on August 29, 2006.  Willie Nelson performed in the movie.

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The movie is described as a “bitter sweet story of former highschool sweethearts.” Bo, played by Toby, and Angela, played by Kelly Preston, return home after they learn their younger brothers were killed. Bo is a country western singer, who’s fame is fading, and he meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

Track List

1.Broken Bridges – Toby Keith, Lindsey Louhan
2.Thinking about You – Fred Eaglesmith
3.Crash Here Tonight – Toby Keith
4.Broken – Lindsey Houn
5.Along for the Ride – Matraca Berg
6.Uncloudy Day – Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Bebe Winons
7.What’s Up With That – Scotty Emerick
8.High on the Mountain – Flynnville Train
10.Can’t go back – Toby Keith
11. The Waiting Game – Toby Keith and other writers’ instrumental song
12. Big Bull Rider – Toby Keith, vocal link
13. ZigZag Stop – Toby Keigh
14. Old Mill Jam – Toby Keith and Randy Scruggs
15.Jackie Don Tucker – Toby Keith

Willie Nelson, Colexico, “Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)”

Friday, January 29th, 2016

“All Along the Watchtower” – Eddie Vedder and The Million Dollar Bashers
“I’m Not There” – Sonic Youth
“Goin’ to Acapulco” – Jim James and Calexico
“Tombstone Blues” – Richie Havens
“Ballad of a Thin Man” – Stephen Malkmus and The Million Dollar Bashers
“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” – Cat Power
“Pressing On” – John Doe
“4th Time Around” – Yo La Tengo and Buckwheat Zydeco
“Dark Eyes” – Iron & Wine and Calexico
“Highway 61 Revisited” – Karen O and The Million Dollar Bashers
“One More Cup of Coffee” – Roger McGuinn and Calexico
“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” – Mason Jennings
“Billy 1” – Los Lobos
“Simple Twist of Fate” – Jeff Tweedy
“Man in the Long Black Coat” – Mark Lanegan
“Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)” – Willie Nelson and Calexico

Willie Nelson sings on Broken Bridges soundtrack, “Uncloudy Day”

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Toby Keith’s Show Dog Nashville record label announced the release of the soundrack to “Broken Bridges”, a new movie starring Toby and Kelly Preston. The soundrack was released on August 29, 2006. The movie, directed by Steven Goldman, is scheduled to be released in the fall. It also stars Lindsey Houn, Tess Harper, Burt Reynolds, and a cameo appearance by our very own Willie Nelson, who also joins Toby for a song on the sound track. The movie is a joint effort between Parmount and CMT Films.

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bridges

The movie is described as a “bitter sweet story of former highschool sweethearts.” Bo, played by Toby, and Angela, played by Kelly Preston, return home after they learn their younger brothers were killed. Bo is a country western singer, who’s fame is fading, and he meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

Track List

1.Broken Bridges – Toby Keith, Lindsey Louhan
2.Thinking about You – Fred Eaglesmith
3.Crash Here Tonight – Toby Keith
4.Broken – Lindsey Houn
5.Along for the Ride – Matraca Berg
6.Uncloudy Day – Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Bebe Winons
7.What’s Up With That – Scotty Emerick
8.High on the Mountain – Flynnville Train
10.Can’t go back – Toby Keith
11. The Waiting Game – Toby Keith and other writers’ instrumental song
12. Big Bull Rider – Toby Keith, vocal link
13. ZigZag Stop – Toby Keigh
14. Old Mill Jam – Toby Keith and Randy Scruggs
15.Jackie Don Tucker – Toby Keith

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Brokeback Mountain” movie Release (12/9/2005)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

brokeback

The cowboy movie, “Brokeback Mountain” opened in theaters on December 9, 2005.  The movie features music by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Linda Ronstadt, plus Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road,” Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and Merle Haggard’s “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall”

Here’s Willie Nelson’s beautiful, “Friend of Mine”

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Come Early Morning” soundtrack (11/10/2006)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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On November 10, 2006, the Ashley Judd soundtrack to the movie “Come Early Morning” was released. The soundtrack features Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Eddy Raven, Don Gibson, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, Jim Chesnut, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver.

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1
Killing the Blues
Malcolm Holcombe
3:33
2
End of the Wine
Jack Blanchard, Misty Morgan
2:27
3
Going to See Cal
Alan Brewer
1:00
4
The Way I Am
Merle Haggard
2:52
5
Don’t Knock
Taylor Grocery Band
2:27
6
An Invitation and a Kiss
Alan Brewer
0:44
7
Silver Wings
Merle Haggard
2:43
8
Frog Leg Chomp
Alan Brewer
0:38
9
I Got Mexico
Eddy Raven
2:24
10
Goodnight Lucy
Alan Brewer
1:15
11
Oh Lonesome Me
Don Gibson
2:37
12
Movin’ Out, Movin’ Up & Movin’ On
Troy Cook Jr.
3:34
13
Argument in the Parking Lot
Alan Brewer
0:37
14
I’m Going Nowhere
Troy Cook Jr.
3:04
15
What’s Done Is Done
Jeannie Max Lane
3:11
16
Owen Is Leaving
Alan Brewer
0:44
17
Jesus on the Main Line
Taylor Grocery Band
3:45
18
Gaining Strength
Alan Brewer
0:28
19
Get Back to Loving Me
Jim Chestnut
2:13
20
Daddy and Daughter
Alan Brewer
1:20
21
Leavin’ Ain’t the Only Way to Go
Eric James Jochmans
3:31
22
Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris
4:40
23
Lucy Is Free
Alan Brewer
2:00
24
Old Chunk of Coat
Billy Joe Shaver
2:37
25
If Anybody Asks You (Callin’)
Shannon Boshears
5:17

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Come Early Morning” soundtrack (10/31/2006)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

comearly

On October 31, 2006, the Ashley Judd soundtrack to the movie “Come Early Morning” was released. The soundtrack features Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Eddy Raven, Don Gibson, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, Jim Chesnut, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver.  The movie came out in November 2006.

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Nov 10, 2006

Tracklisting
1. Killing the Blues – The Malcolm Holcombe Group
2. End of the Wine – Misty Morgan/Jack Blanchard
3. Going to See Cal
4. The Way I Am – Merle Haggard
5. Don’t Knock – Taylor Grocery Band
6. An Invitation and a Kiss
7. Silver Wings – Merle Haggard
8. Frog Leg Champ
9. I Got Mexico – Eddy Raven
10. Goodnight Lucy
11. Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
12. Movin’ Out, Movin’ Up and Movin’ On – Troy Cook Jr./The Long Haul Band
13. Argument in the Parking Lot
14. I’m Going Nowhere – Troy Cook Jr./The Long Haul Band
15. What’s Done Is Done – Jeannie Max Lane
16. Owen Is Leaving
17. Jesus on the Main Line – Taylor Grocery Band
18. Gaining Strength
19. Get Back to Loving Me – Jim Chestnut
20. Daddy and Daughter
21. Leavin’ Ain’t the Only Way to Go – Eric James Jochmans
22. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces – Willie Nelson/Emmylou Harris
23. Lucy is Free
24. Old Chuck of Coal – Billy Joe Shaver
25. It Anybody Asks You (Callin’) – Shannon Boshears