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Watch Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Concert on PBS

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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This year’s all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and past Gershwin Prize honoree Paul Simon.

They will take this down eventually, so enjoy watching it streamed while you can.

Willie Nelson with Chelsea Handler on Netflix

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

 

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Comedian and late-night host Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does… touches on a lot of different topics. She saved the best for last, however— the fourth and final episode of the season is called “Chelsea Does Drugs,” which includes a weed-smoking cameo from country music’s favorite cannabis ambassador, Willie Nelson.

“Willie Nelson’s just like, the coolest, obviously, but I was just so stoned, I mean…you walk on that bus and you’re stoned, before you smoke any weed,” Handler told “Vanity Fair” in an interview promoting the show. “And his weed is obviously, like, very good, and potent.”

Handler tackles other topics on the show as well, like marriage, racism and Silicon Valley, but her documentary method takes a more hands-on approach in the “Drugs” episode, as she smokes weed with Willie and partakes in other mind-altering drugs.

And leave it to her to get this great quote from Nelson about if he’s ever smoked weed he didn’t like:

“Pot’s like sex. Some is better than others, but it’s all good.”

See more from Nelson and Handler in the show’s trailer.

NEXT: Willie Nelson Lends Thoughts, Preview of New ‘Gershwin’ Record

 

Willie Nelson on ESPN Sports Nation (June 16, 2014)

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Bristol, CT - June 16, 2014 - Digital Center 2 Plaza: Country singer Willie Nelson performs during an ESPN Newsmaker Luncheon (Photo by John Atashian / ESPN Images)

Bristol, CT – June 16, 2014 – Digital Center 2 Plaza: Country singer Willie Nelson performs during an ESPN Newsmaker Luncheon
(Photo by John Atashian / ESPN Images)

Nelson, 81, is in his sixth decade in the music industry that began when he started writing songs that included hits like Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”

“Band of Brothers” marks Nelson’s first album of mostly new, original content since 1996, whose single “Bring It On” can be heard here.

Send your questions now and join Nelson Monday at 1:45 p.m. ET!

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Willie Nelson and the Electric Mayhem Band

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

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Oh, this looks like fun, doesn’t it?  I’d pay to go to that concert.  I don’t know when this will air.

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They travel by bus, too.

Loretta Lynn, Still a Mountain Girl on PBS, featuring Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert and more

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert , Reba , Garth Brooks  and Trisha Yearwood  are just a handful of the stars who help paint a picture of the Coal Miner’s Daughter in the new PBS documentary American Masters Loretta Lynn:  Still a Mountain Girl .

“Loretta always just said exactly what she was going through right then in her music, and that’s why it resonates with us,” Miranda says in a preview of the new episode of the long-running series. The show also features an appearance by Sissy Spacek , who won an Academy Award playing the groundbreaking singer/songwriter in the 1980 adaptation of her autobiography.

“Being a part of the American Masters series makes you feel like, ‘Hey, I really have accomplished something great,” the icon from Butcher Holler, Kentucky, adds with her typical down-home plain-spokenness.

Lambert, an avid fan, sums up the key to Lynn’s superstardom: “Loretta always just said exactly what she was going through right then in her music,” she says. “That’s why it resonates with us.”

To see other stars sing Lynn’s praises, catch American Masters – Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl, debuting Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS. the same day Loretta’s new Full Circle album comes out.

Dan Rather interview with Willie Nelson (Jan 26, 2016) AXS TV

Monday, January 25th, 2016

“When it comes to country music, he’s about as big as it gets, but he’s also dedicated so much of his life advocating for causes he cares about. Willie Nelson has been connected to the fight to legalize marijuana for decades now. He even has his own brand of weed coming out in a couple of months. It’s called Willie’s Reserve.

Check out what Willie told me about this business venture that is rather “high” on his list of priorities.”

— Dan Rather

Check out our next Big Interview set to air this Tuesday, January 26th at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on AXS TV.

Willie Nelson, “All the Things You Are” (on the Tonight Show)

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

This is so bewautiful.

Watch Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Concert streamed on-line on PBS

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Watch Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

In commemoration of George and Ira Gershwin’s dedication to American song and culture and the generous efforts of their families to preserve and perpetuate that heritage, the Library of Congress has named its Prize for Popular Song after these two prolific artists. The medal that will be awarded annually to a person of similar stature in American popular music is adapted from the design of their Congressional Gold Medal.

Watch it here

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This year’s all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and past Gershwin Prize honoree Paul Simon.

Willie Nelson on the Ellen Degeneres Show

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson and Forty Points

Mickey Raphael and Chris Stapleton on Saturday Night Live

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

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Two Nashville stars on Saturday Night Live last night;  Mickey Raphael played harmonica for Chris Stapleton and his band.

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by:  John Freeman

Chris Stapleton made his first ever visit to Saturday Night Live yesterday, ushering in the show’s 2016 episodes with host Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) after the NFL playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers delayed its start.

For the second of his two performances, Stapleton turned in a bluesy rendition of Traveller‘s “Nobody to Blame,” which is currently Number 21 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Sporting a long black dress coat and flanked by his wife Morgane, Stapleton was joined by harmonica player Mickey Raphael and producer Dave Cobb to round out his stage band. If he was nervous about having one of late-night television’s most coveted performance spots, he didn’t let on, as he gave one of his typically hair-raising vocal performances.

Stapleton’s first performance was of the Traveller cut “Parachute,” and he traded in his usual Fender Jazzmaster guitar for a gold Gibson. (See that performance below.)

After an incredible finish to 2015, Stapleton has hit the ground running in 2016 with a host of sold-out tour dates. On January 22nd, he’ll join Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley to perform at the four-day Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-chris-stapleton-command-snl-with-bluesy-nobody-to-blame-20160117#ixzz3xWSJ3leo
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Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Award Ceremony and Concert (2015) (Washington, DC) (PBS Special)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Thank you PBS for sharing their video of the November 18th Gershwin Prize Award Ceremony and Concert in Washington DC last November. The show aired last night, and is available on their website for viewing.

Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Award Concert tonight on PBS

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Watch Lukas and Micah Nelson with Neil Young help honor Willie Nelson #GershwinPrizeConcert (PBS tonight)

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Lukas Nelson on Facebook:

My band #promiseofthereal with #neilyoung will be on #PBS today doing a tribute to my father #willienelson for his Gershwin Award at 9/8pm central time today. Don’t miss it

Willie Nelson on Saturday Night Live

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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Willie Nelson delivers the opening monologue as host ofSaturday Night Live on Feb. 21, 1987.

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Willie Nelson (center) appears in the “Church Chat” skit with Danny DeVito, Nora Dunn and Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live on Feb. 21, 1987.

 

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Willie Nelson performs “Something to Brag About” with Mary Kay Price on Dec. 10, 1977.

Chelsea Handler helps Willie Nelson test his pot on “Chelsea Does”

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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by:  Jethro Nededog

Chelsea Handler gets high over and over again, with a few famous friends, in her new Netflix documentary series “Chelsea Does.”

The series consists of four one-hour documentaries in which Handler explores different aspects of modern life. In a new trailer for one, “Chelsea Does Drugs,” the comedian says, “I want to be the best version of me that I can be.”

That involves, apparently, the firsthand exploration of how drugs affect people.

Over the course of the movie, she’ll eat food made from pot with other celebrities, try prescription drugs, get high while being tested by a scientist, and venture to Peru to experience the process of ingesting the ayahuasca plant dispensed by a shaman.

At one point, she joins Willy Nelson on his tour bus. The country-music legend has been an advocate of legalized pot and started his own brand of the drug.

“You’re coming out with your own line, right?” Handler asks, as she and Nelson sample his product.

“I’m trying to test as much as I can,” he responds, and Handler cracks up.

The series premieres on January 22. The other three episodes are “Chelsea Does Marriage,” “Chelsea Does Racism,” and “Chelsea Does Silicon Valley.”

Watch the new trailer below: