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Willie Nelson & Paula Nelson’s, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” Tops TV Songs chart

Saturday, August 17th, 2019
by: Kevin Rutherford

Nelson’s cover of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” rules, while six songs from “Euphoria” make the July 2019 list.

Euphoria lands multiple titles on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, but it’s Big Little Lies that pulls through with the top song on the July 2019-dated tally.

Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending that data with sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period.

Big Little Lies leads the way with an entry from Willie Nelson. The veteran country singer’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” which features his daughter, Paula Nelson, debuts at No. 1 on Top TV Songs after its inclusion in the closing moments of the HBO miniseries’ second season finale on July 21.

Interest in the cover was palpable, with the song garnering 17,000 downloads and 1.1 million streams in July 2019, according to Nielsen Music. Interest in the track, originally released on Nelson’s 2013 album To All the Girls…, drove it to a No. 36 debut on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart dated Aug. 3.

Big Little Lies snagged one more appearance on the July 2019 Top TV Songs chart (Donnie & Joe Emerson’s “Baby,” at No. 9, from the fifth episode of the second season), but it was Euphoria, which followed Big Little Lies in HBO’s Sunday night programming, that dominated the tally otherwise, scoring six of the 10 positions.

Having recently wrapped up its first season on Aug. 4, the teen drama featured a much-talked-about soundtrack, and its lead song for July was J.I.D’s “151 Rum,” which enters Top TV Songs at No. 2 with 1,000 downloads and 4.8 million streams. Labrinth’s “Mount Everest” follows at No. 3 (2,000 downloads, 2 million streams).

See the full top 10 below.

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)

1. “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” Willie Nelson feat. Paula Nelson, Big Little Lies (HBO)
2. “151 Rum,” J.I.D, Euphoria (HBO)
3. “Mount Everest,” Labrinth, Euphoria (HBO)
4. “Who Can It Be Now?,” Men at Work, La Casa de Papel (Netflix)
5. “War With Us,” YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Last Chance U (Netflix)
6. “In My Dreams,” ANOHNI, Euphoria (HBO)
7. “When I R.I.P.,” Labrinth, Euphoria (HBO)
8. “Small Town Boy,” Bronski Beat, Euphoria (HBO)
9. “Baby,” Donnie & Joe Emerson, Big Little Lies (HBO)
10. “Work,” Charlotte Day Wilson, Euphoria (HBO)

“Country Music”, new Ken Burns documentary

Sunday, July 28th, 2019
by: Liz Harrison

The sixteen-hour film chronicles country music from its roots in hymns and blues in the early years in the 1920s through the period of rock and roll and finally into the 1990s.By Liz HarrisonThursday, July 25, 2019 6:19PMFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Well-known American filmmaker Ken Burns is in the Valley this week as part of a 30-city national tour to promote his latest documentary called “Country Music.”

Burns, along with his co-creators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey have spent the last eight years interviewing more than 100 country music stars.

After recording 1,000 hours worth of footage, the three have put together the story of Country Music in America.

“You can dance to it, you can make love to it, you can play it at a funeral. It has something in it for everybody,” said Burns.

It’s a story the creators believe will resonate with everyone not just country music fans. Burns says each song describes some truth about the human experience.

“There’s nobody in the world that hasn’t fallen in love, there’s nobody that hasn’t fallen out of love,” said Burns. “There’s nobody that hasn’t been lonely at some point, and thee’s a country music song for all those emotions. And as Charlie Pride says in our film, ‘it might make you cry but you’ll feel better for doing it.'”

From Charlie Pride to Willie Nelson to Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton each songwriter has a unique voice to add to the documentary.

When Merle Haggard’s parents settled in the Valley during the Great Depression, another country music story was birthed.

Ken Burns says it’s Haggard’s songs of struggle that have made him such an important figure in country music history.

He and his team are grateful they were able to record Merle Haggard before his death three years ago.

“Merle Haggard is like God. I mean, he is one of the greatest. He’s been called the poet of the common man,” said Burns.

The sixteen-hour film chronicles country music from its roots in hymns and blues in the early years in the 1920s through the period of rock and roll and finally into the 1990s. You watch the “Country Music” documentary beginning on September 15th on Valley PBS.

Thursday, July 25th, 2019


Saturday, June 29th, 2019

“I love him and this song made me cry” — Jimmy Fallon

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Willie Nelson, Chief Testing Officer for Willie’s Reserve

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon, Melonie Cannon in NYC before the Tonight Show

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Willie Nelson will be on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Tonight

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

See Willie Nelson on the View Tomorrow (Tues. June 18)

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Willie Nelson is scheduled as a guest on the View tomorrow, on ABC.
Check your local listings for the time.

Here’s Willie on his May 6, 2015 appearance on the view, promoting his new book, “It’s a Long Story: My Life”

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

Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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)

Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, legendary musician Willie Nelson drops by to chat about his love of sports and his latest album “Band of Brothers” which hits stores Tuesday.

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! Buzzmaster Willie will be here in a few minutes to take your questions!
 Willie is here!
Lenny (San Diego)
You’ve had a long, legendary career, but is there still any spot on the globe that you haven’t played yet that you want to get to? Willie Nelson Well, I want to go back to Italy and play. For a lot of different reasons. I haven’t been there for a long time. I haven’t toured there much. I want to go back to Amsterdam too.
Tim (DC)
What is your songwriting process like? Are you able to write anywhere or do you need to have a certain surroundings?
Willie Nelson
I think a good songwriter should be able to write something about anything any time. Whether it’s any good or not, I don’t know. But if he’s a good writer, he should be able to come up with some rhymes.
Kevin (Boston)
what keeps you motivated to keep on touring and putting out albums?
Willie Nelson
I enjoy touring. I enjoy playing the music. As long as the fans keep showing up, we’ll keep doing it.
Daniel (Kansas)
Anyone in particular you would like to use your black belt skills on?
Willie Nelson
I’m making out a list!
willie wilbanks [via mobile]
What made you decide to do this new album? Are your kids on it as well?
Willie Nelson
I hadn’t had an album of a lot of original songs in a while. We got lucky writing and it just sort of happened.
Keith (Baltimore)
what do you think about the current state of country music? Anyone out there you enjoy listening to?
Willie Nelson
I am of the old school. I haven’t heard too many of the new guys. I’m sure there are some guys I should have heard about. Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgrave are great. Really some great talent out there. I hear Billy Jo is good on the new album.
Carly (Denver)
What do you do on those long bus rides when you’re on tour?
Willie Nelson
I sleep a lot.
Donna Wilbanks Tower [via mobile]
How do you keep that amazing voice? How do you keep going?
Willie Nelson
I use it, it helps, like the old commercial says, if you don’t use it, you lose it. It goes for anything.
Jason (Philly)
What was your friendship with Texas coach Darrell Royal like? Do you think we will see a relationship like that with a big-time head coach and a musician again?
Willie Nelson
Darrell was a good friend. We hung out and jogged together. He was the biggest country music fan ever. Another coach that is a good friend of mine is Don Nelson, we play poker a lot. He’s another good guy.
Ray/Indiana [via mobile]
Have you ever lost or misplaced “Trigger?” What will happen if you outlive Trigger or vice versa?
Willie Nelson
I don’t know. I’ve never lost him. A lot of people keep their eye on him all the time. I don’t even want to think about what I’d do without him.
Mary Benedict (Maryland)
Have you ever thought about making a new Highwayman album? Maybe having the newer bad boys of Toby Keith and Trace Adkins and maybe adding Shooter Jennings and John Carter Cash to honor their Dads, so the Highwayman songs can keep on living.
Willie Nelson
I thought about doing one with maybe me and Merle and Kris, Jamey. I haven’t done it yet, but I’ve thought about it.
Neal (Miami)
What is one of your favorite memories of Johnny Cash?
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash, he called me a lot and wanted me to tell him jokes. He liked my jokes. He was another good friend.
Jenny (Chicago)
What kind of athlete are you now? What about back in your youth?
Willie Nelson
I played all kind of sports, I wasn’t great in any of them but I enjoyed them. It’s still the same way. I run, walk, bike. Do martial arts. I just do enough to keep me going. I try not to overdo it. I think it’s important to do something.
Victor (Monroe)
What,s It Like Being in the country music hall of fame?
Willie Nelson
It was a great honor to be inducted into the hall of fame. It’s one of the best things that’s happened to me in my career.
Kevin (Miami)
How many songs do you think you’ve written in your life?
Willie Nelson
I don’t know. 3,000, 4,000.
Wally (KC)
What do you still remember about being on Miami Vice. Did you enjoy acting? Do you still enjoy it?
Willie Nelson
I had fun doing that. I saw that on rerun the other day. With Don Johnson. It was pretty funny. I enjoy acting. It’s a lot of fun.
Tampa Red (Parkersville)
Which late musician do you wish you done a duet with?
Willie Nelson
I would have loved to have played with Django. I am pretty lucky, I got to sing with a lot of the people I wanted to. I’ve been pretty lucky.
Erika (NYC)
Did you come up with the term “Outlaw Country”? If you didn’t, do you like that title?
Willie Nelson
That was started by somebody else in Nashville. I thought it was funny. I liked it from the beginning.
Will Emery (Texas)
Willie, thank you for the years and years of great music. How is your health? 81 going on 18?
Willie Nelson
Pretty much. I feel pretty good. I had a good show last night. Everybody showed up. Was healthy. Can’t ask for much more than that.
Derrick (Chicago)
Hey Willie, I gotta ask you, does too much marijuana ever impact your singing voice? Any long term issues you’ve noticed?
Willie Nelson
It makes me sound too much like Frank Sinatra. I can’t tell if it’s helped or hindered.
Clem Brown (Mineola, TX)
Any surprises for this year’s Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic in Ft. Worth? What’s the lineup this year? Good luck with your new album, can’t wait to hear it.
Willie Nelson
I don’t know. We have a lot of favorites from Texas. We have a lot of other acts booked. David Allan Coe. Ray Wylie Hubbard. If you have three names, I’ll put you on the list.
TimmyJim (Metter)
Even though everything’s better in Metter, which city is your favorite tour stop?
Willie Nelson
I am from Texas. I always look forward to playing in Texas.
QABill (V town)
Besides your own songs, what is your favorite song of all time?
Willie Nelson
My favorite all time song is “Moonlight in Vermont.”
Chris (Kenova, WV)
Your favorite NFL Team?
Willie Nelson
Dallas Cowboys.
Willie Nelson
I’m glad the fans are still all out there. Thanks for the questions.
Willie Nelson
And the USA has a good shot at winning in the World Cup. Good luck USA. Go get ’em!

Willie Nelson featured in Ken Burns, “Country Music” (on PBS Sept. 15)

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Willie Nelson on the David Letterman Show (May 22, 1984)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Willie Nelson and Glenn Campbell

Friday, May 17th, 2019

See Willie Nelson with Sammy Hagar tonight

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Willie Nelson with Sammy Hagar on Rock & Roll Road Trip

Friday, May 3rd, 2019