Archive for the ‘Special Days’ Category

Happy birthday, Paul Simon

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Paul Simon performs “Graceland” with Willie Nelson live at the Farm Aid concert in Irving, Texas on March 14, 1992. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

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Billy Joe Shaver Birthday Bash in Austin (Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014)

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Lots of special guests are confirming for the concert this Sunday in Austin. Get your tickets quick!

Happy Birthday, Patsy Cline

Monday, September 8th, 2014

On September 8, 1932, Virginia Hensley is born in Winchester, Virginia. As Patsy Cline, she becomes one of country’s definitive female vocalists behind such pop-tinged hits such as “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces.” She enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973

Happy happy birthday, Annie Nelson

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014


Best wishes for a wonderful day, Annie.

Happy birthday, Billy Joe Shaver! Celebrate and pick up his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

photo: Carol Sidoran


Happy birthday to Billy Joe Shaver, born August 16, 1939, in Corsicana, Texas.

Pick up a copy of his new album, “Long in the Tooth”

A gift for Billy Joe, and a gift for yourself — Win-Win!




Billy Joe Shaver, Knuckleheads, Kansas City, Missouri (August 12, 2011)

Dallas Wayne and Billy Joe Shaver

Support Family Farmers! Save America! Support Farm Aid!

photo: Janis Tillerson


I took this one at Knuckleheads 8/12/11

Happy Birthday, Alison Krauss

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


Alison Krauss is born in Decatur, Illinois, on this day in 1971. The fiddler/vocalist leads the bluegrass group Union Station, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 and winning more Grammy awards than any other woman in history

Happy birthday, Linda Ronstadt

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Best wishes to Linda Ronstadt, born July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona.

Happy Birthday, Jamey Johnson

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Happy birthday, Raelyn Nelson

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Happy happy birthday, to Raelyn Nelson

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Charlie Louvin, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, “Making Music”

Monday, July 7th, 2014


Charlie Louvin, of The Louvin Brothers, was born on this day 1927, in Section, Alabama.

Happy birthday, Bill Mack

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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Best wishes to Bill Mack for a great birthday.




Pauline Reese, pictured here with Willie Nelson and Bill Mack (photo from

Thanks to Cherie for this picture of Willie Nelson and Bill Mack at Willie’s Place, Carl’s Corner, Texas (12/16/09)


Happy Birthday Jerry Douglas

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


Happy birthday, Jerry Douglas, born May 28, 1956, in Warren, Ohio, amazing dobro player an dmember of Alison Krauss & Union Station, and currently on tour with Willie Nelson & Family.

Happy birthday, Rosanne Cash

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


Best wishes to Rosanne Cash, born May 24, 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Happy birthday, Shooter Jennings

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Happy birthday, Shooter Jennings.



Thanks to Jamie Darling, for sharing this photo of Shooter Jennings, and the birthday cake presented to him by CMT last year.

Happy Birthday, Ben Dorcy, King of the Road and the World’s Oldest Roadie

Monday, May 19th, 2014


Happy Birthday to Ben Dorcy, and many happy returns of the day.


Mark Hughes, of the Willie Nelson & Friends Museum and General Store in Nashville, sent these.

“These images were taken during the “Ben Dorcy Day” on March 10, 1999. Waylon and several other artists turned out to proclaim Ben “a great among greats”.

The event was organized by Darrell & Mona McCall along with Frank & Jeanie Oakley. David McCormick of Ernest Tubb Record Shop hosted the event at the Troubadour Theater which is located just behind the Willie Nelson Museum.

Mark Hughes
Willie Nelson & Friends Museum and General Store

    Ben Dorsey and Waylon Jennings