Thank you, Phil Weisman, for this ad about Willie Nelson’s appearance on GMA.
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Here is the gospel set on YouTube.
Follow this link and you can You can watch the full show at the QVC website.
When you get to the site, click on the “Video” tab to watch. (I couldn’t figure it out — thanks to Janis from Texas for helping me!)
Thank you, Janis from Texas for this screen shot.
Willie Nelson and Family performed on QCV, and Willie talked about his new album, writing music, and Farm Aid among other things. QVC is pre-selling the new album, ‘To All The Girls’, but I think their sale is limited, ends tomorrow. You get an extra cd of Willie Nelson and Family performing live, along with the new album. It’s a little bit more, but the extra music is more than worth it. Visit their site to see order: www.QVC.com.
To All The Girls Track Listing:
1. Dolly Parton – From Here To The Moon And Back
2. Miranda Lambert – She Was No Good For Me
3. Secret Sisters – It Won’t Be Very Long
4. Rosanne Cash – Please Don’t Tell Me
5. Sheryl Crow – Far Away Places
6. Wynonna Judd – Bloody Mary Morning
7. Carrie Underwood – Always On My Mind
8. Loretta Lynn – Somewhere Between
9. Alison Krauss – No Mas Amor
10. Melonie Cannon – Back On Earth
11. Mavis Staples – Grandma’s Hands
12. Norah Jones – Walkin’
13. Shelby Lynne – Til The End Of The World
14. Lily Meola – Will You Remember Mine
15. Emmylou Harris – Dry Lightning
16. Brandi Carlile – Making Believe
17. Paula Nelson – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
18. Tina Rose – After The Fire Is Gone
Thanks to Tom Conway for sharing photo from set of QVC, kindly share by his lovely wife Sandra:
“In QVC studios this morning getting ready for the Willie Nelson show!
Stay tuned! I have my DVR set to record.”
For more information: www.QVC.com
On September 9, 2004 Willie Nelson performed a concert in Plains, Georgia, for an upcoming TV special, “CMT Homecoming: Jimmy Carter In Plains”
The concert was filmed in September, for a special airing in December 2004, when CMT featured a special homecoming event, with the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, for an intimate look at the small town that he still calls home and where he spends the holidays with wife Rosalynn, his children and grandchildren – Plains, Ga.
In this one-hour documentary, CMT Homecoming: President Carter In Plains, President Carter welcomes his longtime friend, country legend Willie Nelson, to Plains for the reunion. Nelson joins President Carter for a tour of his childhood home, his boyhood haunts, and the town that holds a special place in President Carter’s heart. The two friends swap stories of what it was like growing up in small towns and reminisce about their friendship that has lasted decade.
In honor of Plains, Nelson performs for everyone in the town, and the fans get a surprise when President and Mrs. Carter join Nelson on stage.
Thanks to Alice from Georgia for sending pictures.
by: Stephen Becker
When you picture Willie Nelson in your mind’s eye, what do you see? A white beard, certainly. Braids, likely. Maybe a red, white and blue guitar strap?
Those visuals have become Willie trademarks, but it wasn’t always that way. How do I know? I’ll tell ya how – I just got finished watching a concert that he performed here at KERA that aired on Channel 13 in 1974. That Willie is mostly clean-shaven – just a hint of 5 o’clock shadow. And his dark hair is just over the collar.
And yet …
So many of the things we’ve come to associate with Willie were already firmly entrenched nearly 40 years ago. Trigger, his trusty guitar, already has that second hole in it. (Trigger is a classical guitar, which don’t typically come with pick guards since classical players don’t use picks. Willie does, hence, the hole.) And that voice is the same as it ever was. I challenge anyone to listen to him sing “Whiskey River” today and listen to the opener to the 1974 show and correctly pick out which is which without guessing. You’ll probably hear him sing it on Monday at his 4th of July picnic.
The reason for this look back is KERA Classics, a series the station has put together to celebrate its 50th birthday. Kicking off the series is a rebroadcast of a show that used to air on the station called Opry House, an Austin City Limits-type show that actually predates ACL. Country music performers would come by, we’d invite a studio audience and broadcast the whole thing. (When I say “we,” I mean those people who worked here before I was born.) Future episodes that will be rebroadcast in July and August include Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, David Allan Coe and Michael Murphey. KERA was definitely country before country was cool.
Willie’s performance is first up, airing this Sunday at 6 p.m. In addition to “Whiskey River,” he runs through “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Hello Walls” and a power-packed medley of “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “Crazy” and “Night Life.” That last one will make you wonder why he’s not more widely regarded as a first-rate guitar player.
He also takes requests, which is actually pretty surprising to see during a live television show. Audience members shout out “Sad Songs and Waltzes!” and “Pick Up the Tempo!” and Willie and the band hardly blink before launching right into them.
About half way through the show, Sammi Smith joins the band on stage for a quick duet. Willie tells her to not go too far – she’ll be coming back to to sing her hit “Help Me Make it Through the Night.” But unfortunately, that footage has been lost to history.
How can that be, you ask? I wondered the same thing. So I tracked down Bill Young, who’s in charge of television programming around here. He tells me that the Willie Nelson episode of Opry House was a 90-minute show. Back in those days, you would sometimes film on a 65-minute tape and then a 30 minute tape and marry the two together where the overlap occurs. In preparing to put the series together for KERA’s 50th, Bill says he and his staff turned the building over searching for that second tape to no avail.
So Smith’s performance, plus a special appearance by Jerry Jeff Walker to sing “Up Against the Wall Red Neck Mother,” are lost to history.
Gone to that great television in the sky. Luckily we hung on to the first hour of this program. Tune in Sunday night, and you’ll be glad we did. Check out a related story about this program on dallasnews.com.
CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records (3-sided double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve)Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Unreleased performances from the recent CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records special are included on a three-sided double vinyl LP with a gatefold sleeve.
The album, Willie Nelson & Friends Live at Third Man Records, will be available as a subscription-only limited edition through Third Man Records. Jack White founded the company in Detroit in 2001 and opened a physical location in Nashville in 2009 that includes a record store, record label offices, photo studio, dark room and live venue with analog recording booth.
The CMT Crossroads taping took place at Third Man Records as part of Nelson’s 80th birthday celebration. The episode premiered on CMT on June 23.
Among the unreleased audio tracks are “Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground” (with Ashley Monroe), “I Gotta Get Drunk” (with Norah Jones), “Sail Away” (with Neil Young) and “Heartbreak Hotel” (with Leon Russell). Also featured are other collaborations with Monroe, Jones, Young, Russell, Sheryl Crow and Jamey Johnson and a separate a six-inch record on transparent yellow vinyl of Nelson and White performing “Red Headed Stranger” in Third Man’s Voice-o-Graph recording booth. The fourth side of the vinyl LP features an etched graphic of Trigger, Nelson’s beloved Martin guitar. The package also includes a deluxe fold-out poster and other collectibles.
Willie Nelson & Friends Live at Third Man Records is the latest quarterly edition of Third Man’s “Vault Premium Package” subscription priced at $60. The deadline for placing orders for Nelson’s album is July 31. The subscription automatically recurs quarterly, and consumers will be automatically charged again for the next unannounced title unless they cancel before the next subscription period begins.
For more information, visit the Third Man Records website.
“This is a beautifully-packaged, 3-sided double LP with a gatefold sleeve of the Willie Nelson & Friends concert, with performances as of yet unreleased and unheard! Featuring Willie Nelson, Jack White, Neil Young, Leon Russell, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and Ashley Monroe pressed on Smokey Gray and Bio-Diesel Green Vinyl with an etched graphic of Willie’s guitar “Trigger” on the D-Side this is an outstanding LP visually and audibly for casual fans and collectors alike!”
The newest release from Jack White’s Third Man Records’ The Vault will feature a live recording of country music legend Willie Nelson at his 80th birthday celebration at Third Man Records.
The package also includes a 6-inch record of Jack White and Willie Nelson dueting together on “Red Headed Stranger”, a fold out poster, a Wardenclyffe Tower Design sticker, a lapel pin, and a record topper that “when assembled sits on top of your turntable and spins with your record.” This is the 17th release from Third Man Records’ The Vault. Previous releases include a Jack White & the Bricks release featuring Brendan Benson and a White Stripes’ Elephant 10th anniversary release.
Third Man Records Vault Platinum Package #17
- 3-Sided Double LP – Willie Nelson And Friends Live At Third Man Records
- Willie Nelson & Jack White Recording Booth 6-Inch Record
- Deluxe Fold Out Poster
- Wardenclyffe Tower Design Sticker
- Lapel Pin
- Record Topper
Willie Nelson Vault Package LP Track List
01 “Roll Me Up”
02 “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground” – with Ashley Monroe (Unreleased)
03 “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” – with Ashley Monroe
04 “Funny How Time Slips Away” – with Norah Jones
05 “I Gotta Get Drunk” – with Norah Jones (Unreleased)
06 “Sail Away” – with Neil Young (Unreleased)
07 “Long May You Run” – with Neil Young
08 “Far Away Places” – with Sheryl Crow
09 “Whiskey River” – with Neil Young, Ashley Monroe, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson
10 “A Song For You” – with Leon Russell
11 “Heartbreak Hotel” – with Leon Russell (Unreleased)
12 “Red Headed Stranger” (Broadcast Version) – with Jack White
Thank you Clem, for sharing this video.
Willie Nelson seems to have a TV tribute concert thrown in his honor every couple of years. But few have come off as fun and just plain cool as CMT’s “Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records.” At his vintage Nashville record shop, Jack White hosted Willie for his 80th birthday and sang “The Red Headed Stranger.” Other guests included Neil Young, Norah Jones, Leon Russell, Jamey Johnson, Ashley Monroe and Sheryl Crow, who shared Kris Kristofferson’s sage advice: “Don’t try to sing with Willie. Try to sing louder than Willie.” www.cmt.com
Willie did a promo for Snoop Dogg’s television show, Father Hood. Snoop and his family went down to Luck, Texas, Willie’s western movie set in Austin to record the video.
Here’s the making of the promo ad:
“Me and Snoop. We go back a long way. But you know how that short term memory is, I’m not sure exactly how far we go back, but a long way. We’re good buddies. I played on his show. He played on mine. We recorded one of his songs, “My Medicine,” which turned out hilarious. I’m glad to be doing anything with Snoop, anything he wants to do. He’s got a whole town here, 70 horses and a few ole’ crippled cowboys around.”
– Willie Nelson