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Willie Nelson, Lukas and Micah Nelson on Jimmy Kimmel (7.22.20)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Photo: Gary Miller

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by: Lars Brandie

Willie Nelson is looking happy and healthy, and just might be the youngest 87-year-old in the music business, based on his appearance Wednesday for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Flanked by his two sons Micah and Lukas, all on acoustic guitars, the country legend performed “I Never Cared for You,” a song he originally cut back in 1964.

The Nelsons are one musical family.

It’s another welcome comeback for the patriarch, who ended a tour early last August due to lung conditions robbing his breath. He recovered, returned to the road pre-coronavirus and just released a new album, First Rose of Spring. Judging by his stint on late-night TV, he’s not short of energy (or breath).

navirus and just released a new album, First Rose of Spring. Judging by his stint on late-night TV, he’s not short of energy (or breath).

Watch below.

The Country Music Hall of Famer also sat for a chat with guest host George Lopez. The pair covered a lot of turf, from all the “BS going on around the world,” to Willie’s love affair of the green stuff (“I’ve been smoking something my whole life”) and he admitted to once getting too high to perform (he said “sorry” to the audience, and went back to the bus).

Despite Willie’s troubles with breathing in recent years, don’t buy the stories about him giving up pot. “I read that somewhere. I had a nice laugh about it,” he said. The cigarettes, however, are long gone.

First Rose of Spring dropped on July 3 and is Willie’s 70th studio LP. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album “has a lot of good songs on it. The title song First Rose of Spring is a great song,” Willie explains. “In fact, all the songs on there are good.”

Watch the interview below.

Willie Nelson on the Today Show

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Country music legend Willie Nelson joins Jenna Bush Hager via video call to share an update on his life in quarantine, to talk about his 70th studio album, “First Rose of Spring,” and to remember his late friend Kenny Rogers.

Willie Nelson on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (June 18, 2019)

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Willie Nelson on David Letterman (June 9, 2014)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Lukas Nelson and Margo Price on Austin City LImits

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

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by: Joe Taysom

Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday April 30thth so Austin City Limits have shared rare footage of him appearing on their show all the way back in 1976.

Nelson’s wonderful appearance was recorded on October 4th, 1976, and saw the singer accompanied by his family band for a performance of 1975’s Red Headed Stranger from front to back. The episode originally aired as the first episode of Austin City Limits’ second season in 1977 some months after it’s recording and was Nelson’s second appearance on the show after he performed during the pilot episode.

Viewers are encouraged to donate to Farm Aid and it is available to watch now on YouTube following it’s premiere at 4:20 CT yesterday. The timing of the steam is obviously no coincidence, to celebrate 4:20 earlier this month, Nelson hosted a 4-hour-and-20-minute stream which, obviously, will be taking place at 4:20pm, will broadcast via Luck Reunion’s Twitch account in association with Nelson’s Willie Reserve cannabis line.

Nelson, longtime associated with cannabis culture and advocate for the legalisation of marijuana, established his of his own marijuana brand, Willie’s Reserve, the moment weed was legalised in different states across America. “I wouldn’t be alive. It saved my life, really,” he once told Rolling Stone about the impacts of pot. “I wouldn’t have lived 85 years if I’d have kept drinking and smoking like I was when I was 30, 40 years old. I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people. And probably kept a lot of people from wanting to kill me, too — out there drunk, running around.”

Stream the 1976 show below and feel free to donate if you can afford it.

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson on Stephen Colbert, “Hello Walls”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

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Three members of the Nelson family, father Willie and brothers Lukas and Micah, come together at a safe social distance for this special At Home performance of “Hello Walls.” Willie Nelson’s new album “First Rose Of Spring” is due out this July.

Willie Nelson: American Outlaw tonight (4/12/2020) on A&E

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

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“Willie Nelson: American Outlaw” premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10 pm ET/PT pays tribute to Nelson’s seven-decade long career through emotional performances, interviews and behind the scenes concert footage.

“Willie Nelson: American Outlaw” gives viewers a front-row seat at Nashville’s one night only Willie Nelson tribute concert featuring an incredible line up of performers including George Strait, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Norah Jones and The Little Willies and many more.

Celebrating Willie’s seven-decade long career and highlighting over 200 of his albums, the two-hour special honors the iconic Texan as the creative genius behind some of country music’s most historic recordings. The special features over 20 never before televised performances, exclusive interviews, captivating behind the scenes footage of Willie Nelson and some of music’s biggest superstars, and an all-star sing-along of Wille’s classic hit “On The Road Again.”

Willie Nelson Tribute Concert on A & E (April 12, 2020)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

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by: Dave Paulson

See dozens of photos here.

Remember when more than two dozen big-time musicians — including George Strait, Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson — gathered at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pay tribute to Willie Nelson? And then the country legend played a set of his own classics?

Well, for the last 14 months, we’d just say you had to be there — but soon, you’ll be able to see it on TV.

Cable network A&E will premiere “Willie Nelson: American Outlaw” on Sunday, April 12, at 9 p.m. CT. 

It’s part of A&E’s new slate of country music programming that also includes “Biography” editions on Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

“Biography: Dolly” premieres Sunday, April 12, at 7 p.m. CT, and “Biography: Kenny Rogers” will follow on Monday, April 13, at 8 p.m. CT.

Other performers at the 2019 tribute concert included Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp, Lee Ann Womack, Eric Church, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, the Avett Brothers and Jack Johnson. 

Believe it or not, before this show, Nelson and Strait — two giants of Texas country music — had never performed together.

That was made abundantly, amusingly clear with a brand-new original tune from the two, wherein the “King of Country” laments, “I ain’t never got to sing one with Willie.”

Willie Nelson to perform at Opening of Tribeca Film Festival, Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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by: Angie Mortoccio

The 19th Annual Tribeca Film Festival happens April 15-26 in NYC. While they haven’t announced this year’s slate of films, the opening night event will be the world premiere of new documentary Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President at Beacon Theatre on April 15. In addition to the screening, there will be live performances from Willie Nelson, Nile Rodgers, Paul Shaffer, and more to be announced. No word on tickets to this event but festival passes and bulk ticket packages for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival are on sale now.

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Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton appear in a teaser for Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President, a new documentary about the 39th President of the United States. The film will open the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival at New York’s Beacon Theatre on April 15th, followed by a performance by Nelson.

Directed by Mary Wharton — who helmed 2009’s Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound — the film focuses on the music that shaped Carter’s life. Vintage performances by Muddy Waters and the Allman Brothers Band can be seen in the clip, as Garth Brooks talks about Carter while Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” plays in the background: “His love for music makes all kind of sense to me, because music is the voice of the heart,” Brooks says in the film. “Music is the voice of the soul.”

The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15th through the 26th in New York City. Ticket packages are on sale now, while single passes will go on sale March 17th.

This day in Willie Nelson history: “King of the Hill” (February 16, 1996)

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Willie Nelson made a special guest voice appearance as himself on the ‘King of the Hill’ episode ‘Hank’s Got the Willies’ which aired Sunday, Feb. 16, 1996 on FOX.

Hank’s Got The Willies
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Bobby attempts to make amends after he accidentally wallops Hank’s idol, Willie Nelson, in the head with a golf club.

Hank catches Bobby furiously windmilling his beloved Guild guitar, “Betsy.” Bobby explains that he was playing the instrument with a piece of cheese, like his favorite comedian, Celery Head. After examining the guitar, Hank realizes his son chipped Betsy’s bridge. The next day, Bobby crashes Hank’s lawn mower into the front of his truck. Shortly thereafter, the boy uses Hank’s pitching wedge to hit clumps of dog excrement. When Hank tells his wife that their son seems bent on destroying everything he owns, Peggy suggests he take Bobby golfing. At first, Hank dismisses the idea outright. But when Bobby tells his father that his two heroes are Gameboy champ Eddie Stillson, and Howard Adderly, the father of bizarre worm-child Jason Adderly, Hank decides he needs to take his son golfing immediately.

Before he takes his son golfing, Hank drives Betsy to a local guitar shop. Along the way, Hank tries to think of a suitable hero for Bobby. Hank tells his son that his own idol has always been Willie Nelson, as he was born in Texas, plays the guitar, and loves to golf. After dropping Betsy off for repairs, Hank joins Dale, Bill and Boomhauer for a game of golf. Bobby pulls his father’s club from a bag and chips a ball right into a cup. Impressed, Hank allows Bobby to tee-off on the next hole. Bobby takes a mighty swing…and lets go of the club, which gracefully tumbles through the air until it strikes another golfer in the head. The foursome rush to the hapless victim’s side, only to discover the man is none other than Hank’s hero, Willie Nelson.

After apologizing for the accident, Hank asks Nelson for his autograph. Nelson takes a pencil in hand, but still suffering from his injury, he slumps forward into the steering wheel of his golf cart, leaving a signature that is nothing more than a straight line. Before Hank has a chance to tell Willie that he is his hero, the singer’s cart picks up speed and races down a hill.

Convinced he cost his father the opportunity of a lifetime, Bobby rides his bicycle (with a guitar case strapped to the handlebars) to Willie Nelson’s mansion (now property of the United States Government). He finds Nelson playing Gameboy in a nearby trailer. Bobby phones his father with news that Nelson has invited him to a barbecue party. When Hank arrives, he finds the singer strumming Betsy.

Willie flips the guitar around and shows Hank that he autographed the instrument (the signature is identical to the straight line autograph from the golf course). Hank telephones his wife and invites her over to the barbecue. When she arrives, Peggy meets Dennis Hopper, who begins to flirt. Furious at Hank for showing the guitar so much attention, Peggy stomps towards her husband. But she melts when she hears Hank singing a song about how much he loves her.

Willie Nelson and Austin

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Willie Nelson on Real Time with Bill Maher (January 24, 2013)

Friday, January 24th, 2020
“There has never been a recorded instance of an overdose of marijuana. I have living proof sitting beside me.” — Bill Maher

Willie Nelson & Family, “Bloody Mary Morning” (Austin City Limits 1974)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Willie Nelson on the Marty Stuart Show (January 8, 2011)

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
Eddie Stubbs started the show by introducing the guests. “From Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world and home of the air castle of the south, it’s time for The Marty Stuart Show, featuring Marty Stuart, the Rolls Royce of country singers Miss Connie Smith, the ole Tennessee Slicker Leroy Troy, along with all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar, and today’s special guest, Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I’m Eddie Stubbs. Now how ’bout a Superlative welcome for our host, a Mississippi-pedigreed guiter pickin’ man,. here is Marty Stuart.” Eddie added, “Got the pedigree.” Marty said, “Thank you, Mr. Stubbs.” Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed “Branded.”
To see lots more pictures from Willie’s appearance on the show, and read stories about the show, visit: http://www.martystuart.com/mss-1-8-11.htm.