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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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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

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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”

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

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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

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Honeymoon in Vegas” soundtrack released (8/11/1992)

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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

Willie Nelson, “Hell and Back” (soundtrack)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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Hell and Back Again
Director: Danfung Dennis
2011 Sundance Film Festival

In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Immediately upon landing, the marines were surrounded by insurgents and attacked from all sides. Embedded in Echo Company, filmmaker Danfung Dennis captures the action with visceral immediacy. As he reveals the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has on the life of 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris, Dennis’s film evolves from being a war exposé to becoming a story of one man’s personal apocalypse. From the bloody battlefields of Afghanistan, to his home in North Carolina, Harris struggles to conquer the physical and mental fallout of war. A shell of the man he once was, will Harris ever return to the happy life he shared with his loving wife, Ashley?

Contrasting the horrors of the battlefield with the battle back home, Hell and Back Again is a transcendent film that comes full circle as it lays bare the true cost of war.

Sundance Film Festival Awards
World Cinema Cinematography Award Documentary
World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary

This day in Willie Nelson history, “Come Early Morning” Soundtrack (Nov. 10, 2006)

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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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.

earlymorning
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

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Come Early Morning” soundtrack (10/31/06)

Friday, October 31st, 2014

comearly

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

earlymorning
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

Willie Nelson sings, ‘The Scientist” on soundtrack of “The Judge”

Saturday, September 6th, 2014


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by:  Christopher Rosen

Audiences will get to see Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in “The Judge” starting on Oct. 10, but the Warner Bros. release made its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s a two-word review: It’s fine. Downey and Duvall are both good in this one, which seems destined to serve out the rest of its sentence on TNT for the foreseeable infinity.

“The Judge” is actually almost ready-made for cable viewing. The supporting cast includes Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ken Howard and Billy Bob Thornton, all of whom have appeared on television series within the last five years. Add those names to the film’s garish lighting, supplied by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (who never met a window he didn’t want to blow out with white light), and “The Judge” feels like an actual legal drama coming to ABC this fall. You’re almost surprised James Spader and William Shatner don’t show up.

Well, they don’t. But Willie Nelson sort of does. Nelson doesn’t appear in “The Judge,” but his name is the subject of a one-liner during the film and his cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” plays over the closing credits. That part of the movie is weird and surprising — two things “The Judge” is not as it plays things down the middle.

“The Judge” is out on Oct. 10.

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This day in Willie Nelson history: “Honeymoon in Vegas” soundtrack

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

On August 28, 1992, the movie, ‘Honeymoon in Vegas,” premiered, with Elvis impersonators and Nicolas Cage.

Willie Nelson sings, “Blue Hawaii,” on the sound track which features Presley remakes by Willie, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Joel, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, among others. On March 7, 1995 , he soundtrack to the movie was certified platinum on March 7, 1995 , the soundtrack to the movie ”Honeymoon In Vegas” is certified platinum. The album features re-makes of Elvis Presley songs by Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Joel, Travis Tritt, Ricky Van Shelton, Bono, Dwight Yoakam, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, among others.

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