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Willie Nelson on the Porter Wagoner Show

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
by: Courtney Campbell

If you ever wondered who we have to thank for the massive blessing that is having Dolly Parton in our lives, look no further than Porter Wayne Wagoner and his beloved TV show, The Porter Wagoner Show. The show was where Parton, along with a whole lot of other country music stars, got their big breaks.

Regularly featuring RCA country artists, The Porter Wagoner Show lasted from 1960 to 1981 and aired for nearly 700 episodes. It was not only a Nashville institution but a beloved American television show. Hosted by the rhinestone suit wearing thin man himself, Porter Wagoner, the show almost always opened with performances by Wagoner and Norma Jean or Dolly Parton. The formula was simple but effective. The show featured a musical guest, interludes from comedian Speck Rhodes, performances by Wagoner, Parton, Jean and others, a whole lot of jokes and sketches, and some gospel music toward the end of the show, usually performed by Wagoner and Dolly Parton but sometimes sung by the musical guest or the whole cast. Sometimes Wagoner’s alter-ego, Skid Row Joe, would make an appearance as well.

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This day in Willie Nelson History: Nashville Star (April 3, 2004)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019


This week’s Nashville Star featured a guest appearance by music legend Willie Nelson, and six of the eight remaining contestants were faced with the daunting challenge of performing some of Willie’s best-loved songs in front of the man himself! The two contestants who received the fewest number of votes after last week’s show were sent home.

Willie kicked the show off with a performance of his classic “Whiskey River” as the contestants watched from the audience, and the BellSouth Acuff Theatre erupted into thunderous applause. The contestants then joined Willie on stage and all had an opportunity to shake the legend’s hand before he took his seat in the theatre.

Later, the contestants shared their thoughts on why Willie Nelson is an icon: “He’s shown us that we don’t have to go through the door that everyone wants us to go through,” George Canyon said. When asked about the pressure of performing in front of Willie, George said “As long as I stay conscious, I’ll be OK.”

“Not only does he write truthful songs from his heart,” Brad Cotter said, “but you feel like he’s lived them.” “This is royalty,” Marty Slayton agreed. “For our business he’s as good as it gets.”

Sheila Marshall commented, “He connects with everyone.” “He’s a storyteller, he’s a singer, he’s a stylist, he’s a writer, he’s an icon,” Matt Lindahl expounded. “You can’t get around it. But I bet you if you really got a chance to sit down and talk to Willie Nelson, he’s ‘just folks,’ too.”

“He just seems like your friend,” Brent Keith agreed. “I’ve waited my whole life to meet Willie Nelson, and oh my God, I’m going to!” Jennifer Hicks exclaimed.

Host Nancy O’Dell announced that the evening’s show would consist of performances only by those contestants remaining in the competition. With only six performance slots and eight performers remaining, tensions ran high each time Nancy read out a name.

Fairfield, Illinois native Lance Miller was selected to perform first. When Nancy asked him how he felt about being the first to perform after Willie himself, he said, “I’ve heard Willie talk about living in the moment and enjoying the now, and I’m gonna enjoy this for a minute.” Lance’s performance was a confident and original version of “On the Road Again,” during which Willie clapped along. Afterwards, Tracy Gershon said, “One of the things I look for is somebody who can perform under pressure. You just sang a Willie song with Willie in the audience. Baby, you just proved yourself!” “I didn’t think you’d be around until the end,” Billy Greenwood said, “but tonight you definitely proved me wrong.” Brett Warren said, “You’re a country star, and I would buy your record.” “Dude, Willie Nelson just opened for you!” Brad Warren added.

The next person who earned a performance slot was the pride of Snellville, Georgia, Matt Lindahl. Wearing dark overalls under a black jacket (and, of course, his trademark red ball cap), Matt took a more serious turn by singing the gospel-flavored “Uncloudy Day,” as Willie clapped along. “I have asked you week after week to show us what you could do, and you just did it,” Billy commented. “You showed America tonight you could really sing,” Brad added. “It’s a tough vocal race right now… you’ve got some tough competition,” Tracy concluded, to which Matt replied, “I know it; I live with them!”

Next it was time for the latest Hot Spot segment. Last week, the contestants received a phone call from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, who invited them to sing in front of 160,000 people at the Bristol Motor Speedway during pre-race festivities for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Food City 500. At the race, the contestants had their first experience of fans recognizing them from being on TV, and had plenty of time to sign autographs and hand out merchandise before having the opportunity to meet Johnson in person. There was more on the race later in the show.

At this point there were only four performance slots left, with six contestants hoping to fill them. Alabama’s Brad Cotter, who now lives in Nashville, was called next. Like last week, he played the keyboard, and this time he sang a passionate version of “The Last Thing I Needed.” He also related the story of how he hadn’t been allowed to listen to anything but gospel music while he was growing up, but this song was one of the earliest ones he enjoyed and he used to sneak listening to it on his headphones. His performance earned him a standing ovation from Willie himself! Brett said, “When we were growing up we weren’t allowed to listen to anything but Christian music either. That performance was awesome, and if there’s a jukebox in heaven, I’m pretty sure Willie Nelson‘s on it.” Tracy said, “You are really becoming a front runner… watch the coffee in the morning, because if I were another contestant, I might poison it!”

Canada’s George Canyon was called up next. “I’ve been a Willie Nelson fan and he’s been a hero of mine for 28 years,” he said. His performance of “Seven Spanish Angels” also earned a standing ovation from Willie. “You’re like our resident Boy Scout,” Tracy said. “You’re steadfast, true, and we can always count on you for great performance.” Brad said, “I’d be willing to bet a couple million dollars of Sony’s money that there’s a couple million people who would buy your record.” When Nancy O’Dell asked George what he’d say to Willie, seeing him in the front row, he said, “Willie, please come up and sing with me!”

Next Nancy checked in with Willie to see what advice he would give to the contestants. “They’re all so good,” he replied. “I’m glad I’m not a judge!”

Then it was back to the Hot Spot segment for more coverage of the contestants’ visit to the Bristol Motor Speedway, where they sang “America the Beautiful” as paratroopers with an American flag made a picture-perfect landing on the track. “We watched the race from the best seats in the house,” Brad said. “Richard Petty watched from same place.” Lance added, “I kept thinking they’d ask me to leave, but they never did.” Jennifer commented on the dizzying pace and busy schedules the contestants keep each week. “You get exhausted, but you can’t whine because you’re dying to do it – and you might not get to do it next week!”

Jennifer Hicks was, in fact, the next contestant selected to take the stage, and her performance of “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” also earned a standing ovation from Willie. Billy said, “You belong on the show, and you showed it again tonight.” Brett said, “Jennifer, you cry more than Chris Cagle, but you’re America’s next sweetheart. I think you are awesome – you’re great.” “You can’t make a bad choice when you have the Willie catalog to choose from,” Tracy concluded, “but that was a great choice.”

Now there were only three contestants remaining – and just one performance slot. Nancy brought Marty Slayton, Brent Keith, and Sheila Marshall onto the stage, and they sweated it out through a commercial break.

When we returned, we learned that the first person we would say goodbye to this evening was Sheila Marshall. “You know I’m a big fan, and you have a bright future ahead of you,” Nancy told her. “Thank you, I love y’all, and thanks for your support,” Sheila said. “I want to thank the judges, Nashville Star and USA Network, everyone in Texas that voted, my husband, and my mom.”

Next, Nancy read the name of the final performer for the evening, and it was.. Brent Keith, meaning that Marty Slayton was also eliminated. “I’d like to say thanks to my family and friends and everybody back home,” she said. “I have a great life, and I get to do what I love to do for a living.”

Brent then launched into his performance of “The City of New Orleans,” saying that it always reminds him of his grandfather, who was a truck driver. “I don’t care if you’re pretty – you can sing,” Brad said. Tracy commented, “You did a good job on loosening up and having fun. You’ve got some work to do, but good job.” “Perfect ending,” Billy concluded.


Willie Nelson:
“Whiskey River”

Lance Miller:
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson

Matt Lindahl:
“Uncloudy Day” – Willie Nelson

Brad Cotter:
“The Last Thing I Needed” – Willie Nelson

George Canyon:
“Seven Spanish Angels” – Willie Nelson

Jennifer Hicks:
“Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” – Willie Nelson

Brent Keith:
“The City of New Orleans” – Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson featured in new Ken Burns Country Music Documentary on PBS (due out Sept. 2019)

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Tune in or stream Sunday, September 15 at 8/7c.
By: Zach Vance

BRISTOL — It was only fitting that famed filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS chose the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Sunday for their first stop of a 30-city national tour to promote “COUNTRY MUSIC,” a new eight-part, 16-hour film detailing the history of the American musical genre. 

After all, Bristol is where, in the summer of 1927, record producer Ralph Peer of the Victor Talking Machine Company recorded the “Bristol Sessions,” featuring the first recordings of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, that launched what became known as the “Big Bang” of modern country music. 

Watch trailer here

Several dozen people filled a small theater inside the museum to watch the roughly 10-minute introduction to the film, and once it concluded, the crowd chanted “more, more, more.” 

A larger screening of the film was held later Sunday at the Paramount Center for the Arts, but the full 16-hour film will premiere at 8 p.m.on PBS, beginning Sept. 15-18 and continuing Sept. 22-25. 

Burns was joined by the film’s lead writer Dayton Duncan, co-producer Julie Dunfey and Old Crowe Medicine Show founding member Ketch Secor, who is featured in the film, for a panel discussion following the screening of the introduction. 

“Obviously, the ‘Bristol Sessions’ are ground zero … for the story sort of coming together and the creation and coalescing of country music,” Burns told the audience. 

“The Bristol story that we try to tell may not be as in depth as you all know it, but I think it will help put this on a much larger map and put it in context. The thing that struck us in the many, many years we’ve been working on it is that country music is not just one thing, but many many different kinds of things.”

As one interviewee points out during the introduction, country music offers something for everyone, no matter their mood, whether it’s heartbreak, redemption, success or love. 

“At the heart of every great country music song is a story,” Burns said.

“As the songwriter Harlan Howard said, ‘It’s three chords and the truth.’ The common experiences and human emotions speak to each of us about love and loss, about hard times and the chance of redemption. As an art form, country music is also forever revisiting its history, sharing and updating old classics and celebrating its roots, which are, in many ways, foundational to our country itself.”

The film project has been in the works for around eight years. Dunfey said several researchers were sent across the country to gather archival footage and photographs.

In total, she said 100,000 old photos were collected, with 30,000 of those were were scanned into a database and just 3,300 making it into the final product. Roughly 700 hours of archival footage was gathered and whittled down to 2 hours and 37 minutes for the audience to see. 

Dunfey said the crew received hours of home video from Johnny Cash’s four daughters, including footage of Cash with Elvis Presley. Never-before-seen photos and footage of Rodgers, among others, will also be showcased in the film.  

The documentary boasts an incredible lineup of country music stars, including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Of the more than 100 people interviewed for the documentary, 40 are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Including Haggard, who Dunfey teases as being one of the best interviews in the film, 17 of the Country Music of Hall of Famers have since died, making the documentary that much more alluring. 

Birthplace of Country Music Executive Director Leah Ross credited the museum’s senior adviser, Keith Liskey, for sparking the museum’s involvement in the film.

“As soon as (Liskey) heard that Ken Burns was going to do a documentary on country music, he said, ‘We’ve got to get in touch with him,’” Ross told the crowd prior to the screening.

“So we called Florentine Films and we’ve been working with them for almost five years, a little over five years on this documentary, and we’re honored to have been able to contribute to the story.”

This film will be Burns’ 32nd documentary, dating back to his first in 1981 “Brooklyn Bridge” that details some aspect or history of America. In addition to “Country Music,” Burns is working on five others: “East Lake Meadows,” “Ernest Hemingway,” “Ali,” “The Holocaust & The United States” and “LBJ & The Great Society.”

The promotional bus tour will continue with stops in Cookeville, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, with a special concert on March at the Ryman Auditorium featuring Dierks Bentley and Ricky Skaggs, among many others.  A companion book written by Duncan will be released on Sept. 10. To watch the trailer for “COUNTRY MUSIC,” visit

Willie Nelson on ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar’

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

AXS TV has announced the return of the popular music interview series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar”, premiering Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by beloved rock showman Sammy Hagar, the upcoming series puts the spotlight on 12 all-new episodes as The Red Rocker (Hagar) talks and rocks with a roster of enduring icons. Additionally, the network is proud to welcome the world-famous Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida as the exclusive presenting sponsor of the popular series. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida serves as the backdrop for one of the season’s most unforgettable episodes when Hagar heads to the resort and casino to perform his biggest hits on the Hard Rock Event Center’s legendary stage.

The star-studded guest list includes country legend Willie Nelson; as well as Rick Springfield in a special episode shot on location at his home; multi-platinum rockers REO SPEEDWAGON; celebrity chef/TV host Guy Fieri; renowned comedy duo CHEECH & CHONG; Country Music Hall Of Famer Charlie Daniels; stock car superstar — and seven-time NASCAR champion — Jimmie Johnson; groundbreaking DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger; blues rock revolutionary Joe Bonamassa; and a special drummers episode with prolific percussionists Kenny Aronoff, Sheila E. and Jason Bonham,who gives an exclusive insider’s look at the making of his new album.

As part of AXS TV’s partnership with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, the network will present a series of weekly vignettes covering the latest in music news and information in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Music Minute, covering everything from concert tour dates and artist announcements, to music festival news and profiles of up-and-coming artists. Additionally, the series will highlight events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, while taking viewers behind the scenes on the venue’s storied grounds, which includes the renowned Rock Vault — the temporary home to Hagar’s trademark checkered suit worn during his performance with VAN HALEN at the 1992 VMAs. The iconic ensemble is now on display along the marble-floored concourse of the newly opened casino at the resort, right next to David Bowie’s “Glass Spider” red suit, which he wore during the 1987 tour.

“I am so proud to be able to host this wild and crazy show for a fourth season,” Hagar said. “This is pure fun for me, getting to go around just hanging out and playing music with some of my favorite people in the world. It’s humbling to see that our viewers dig it as much as I do. I’m excited to keep this party going!”

“Sammy Hagar is the quintessential rock star — simultaneously larger-than-life and incredibly down-to-earth,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president of music programming and production. “He hasn’t just lived through rock history, he’s made rock history, and the deep passion he has for music resonates in every episode. AXS TV is proud to welcome the popular series back for a fourth season, packed with even more of the candid conversations and all-star jam sessions that our viewers love.”

“As one of the most iconic entertainment venues on the planet, it made perfect sense for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to partner with Sammy Hagar and AXS TV as the presenting sponsor for the ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’ series,” said Auggie Cipollini, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “Our culture is built on music, having fun and being a little irreverent on occasion. Most of the celebrities that Sammy interviews on the show will most likely have visited or performed at one of our Hard Rock venues. This is going to be a great partnership and we are thrilled that we have the opportunity to showcase rock and roll history and today’s most interesting celebrities to such a passionate and loyal audience.”

“Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar” is produced in-house by AXS TV. Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman, Kari Hagar and Sammy Hagar all serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Stephen Stormer.

Willie Nelson, Texas Style (March 5, 1988)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Texas Style was first broadcast by CBS on 5 March 1988.  “The gentle, easy, visually lovely outing, with Nelson roaming the plains, at his Texas Hill Country ranch, in a boat on the Rio Grande, or in the studio making music, makes you appreciate the Lone Star State,” the Vindicator wrote. The music was mixed with testimonials by friends & family.

Willie performed On The Road Again, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Asleep At The Wheel, South of The Border, and more. Ray sang Milk Cow Blues with Nelson, and solo’ed on Georgia On My Mind. The other guests were Asleep at the Wheel, and Bruce Hornsby and The Range.

Willie Nelson and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

On April 25, 1998, Willie Nelson appeared on ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, as U. S. Marshall Elias Burch.  This is his second time on the show, which stars Jane Seymour

Willie Nelson appears on ‘Tony Bennett Duets II’ on PBS Special (January 27, 2012)

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Tony Bennett: Duets II, a presentation of Thirteen’s Great Performances, features the singer’s greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today’s biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and more.

The sessions, filmed to capture the magic of these performers singing with the master of the Great American Songbook, airs on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Great Performances is a production of Thirteen for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. For nearly 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local arts programming to the New York community.

The album took more than six months to record, with each track recorded face-to-face with his singer partners in studios around the world, from LA to Nashville to London. Among the many highlights is Amy Winehouse’s last recorded track (“Body and Soul”), which was produced in London’s famous Abbey Road Studios in March. Other tracks were recorded in New York in late July: the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart classic, “The Lady Is a Tramp,” with Lady Gaga, and the Alan and Marilyn Bergman classic, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” with Aretha Franklin, and “Stranger in Paradise,” with Andrea Bocelli, recorded at the singer’s Italian home

The full song program follows:
“The Lady Is a Tramp” (Lady Gaga)
“One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” (John Mayer)
“Body and Soul” (Amy Winehouse)
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Michael Buble)
“Blue Velvet” (k.d. lang)
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing” (Aretha Franklin)
“The Girl I Love” (Sheryl Crow)
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” (Willie Nelson)
“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” (Queen Latifah)
“Speak Low” (Norah Jones)
“This Is All I Ask” (Josh Groban)
“Watch What Happens” (Natalie Cole)
“Stranger in Paradise” (Andrea Bocelli)
“The Way You Look Tonight” (Faith Hill)
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain” (Alejandro Sanz)
“It Had to Be You” (Carrie Underwood

Read article here. 

Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Austin City Limits
Willie Nelson
Season 44 Episode 4412 | 54m 11s

Relish an hour with American music legend Willie Nelson. The Texan superstar performs a set of hits and songs from his latest album My Way.

Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits broadcasts Saturday (January 26, 2019)

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

photo:  Suzanne Cordeiro
by:  Tallie Spencer

Willie Nelson performs during the Heartbreaker Banquet in Luck, Texas on March 19, 2015.

On Saturday, American music icon Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits to perform a mix of his universally known hits and classics. Below, Billboard is exclusively premiering Nelson’s “It’s All Going to Pot” performance from the new episode.

The legend, who helped launch the series in 1974, makes his highly anticipated return to “the House that Willie built,” marking his first headlining appearance in almost a decade and his first appearance with The Family Band since 2000.

Nelson starts the 16-song set with his perennial opener “Whiskey River,” the song he launched ACL with almost half a century ago. Not surprisingly, there are many sing-along moments throughout the set.


“There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson — simple as that,” ACL executive producer Terry Lickona said in a statement. “He launched ACL into the television universe in 1974, and has helped keep us going for 45 years. It was truly emotional to witness such an outpouring of love from the audience. This show is Willie Nelson, pure and simple.”

Watch the exclusive preview of “It’s All Going to Pot” below. The new episode premieres Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on participating PBS stations. Viewers can visit for news regarding future tapings, episode schedules and select live stream updates.

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

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

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

Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

photo:  Scott Newton
by:  Stephen L. Betts

The Red Headed Stranger makes first headlining ‘ACL’ appearance in nearly 10 years.

Nearly 45 years after he ushered in one of the most influential music series on television in the last half-century, Willie Nelson returns this weekend to Austin City Limits for the 18th time.

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming episode, Nelson seems to be playing off those impressive figures and his history with the PBS series. He shifts the tone of the opening line of one of his most enduring tunes, “Funny How Time Slips Away,” from melancholy to celebratory, addressing the audience with a more spoken than sung “Well, hello there, my, it’s been a long, long time.” Armed with Trigger, his trusty Martin guitar, Nelson delivers a mesmerizing extended solo on the instrument.

The 85-year-old legend, who last appeared on a full episode of Austin City Limits nine years ago, unleashes an 18-song set backed by the venerable Family Band, which includes his sister Bobbie Nelson on piano, Paul English on percussion and Mickey Raphael on harmonica.

Spanning the songwriter’s entire career, the set includes such favorites as his standard show opener “Whiskey River,” “Mamma’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “Always on My Mind.” Nelson also performs the Django Reinhardt guitar classic “Nuages,” from his 1999 Night & Day album, and “Fly Me to the Moon,” the opening cut on his 2018 homage to longtime friend Frank Sinatra, My Way. His ACL performance of that tune spotlights drummers (and brothers) Paul and Billy English and bass player Kevin Smith.

Willie Nelson appeared on the pilot episode of the series, taped in 1974 and was, fittingly, one of the first inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame when it was launched in 2014. Austin City Limits airs this weekend on public television stations across the country.

Willie Nelson talks country music with Al Roker

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits (airs Saturday January 26th)

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Photo:  Scott Newton

See more photos at the ACL Website.

Relish an hour with American music legend Willie Nelson. The Texan superstar performs a set of hits and songs from his latest album My Way.

Photos: Scott Newton.



Whiskey River
Still is Still Moving
Good Hearted Woman
Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away
Fly Me to the Moon
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
Georgia (On My Mind)
Georgia on a Fast Train
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
You Were Always on My Mind
Will the Circle Be Unbroken/I’ll Fly Away


Willie Nelson & The Family Band
Willie Nelson – lead vocal, lead guitar
Bobbie Nelson – piano
Paul English – drums, percussion
Mickey Raphael – harmonica
Billy English – drums, percussion
Kevin Smith – upright bass, electric bass

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

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

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:

Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver on the Late Show with David Letterman (December 17, 2014)

Monday, December 17th, 2018