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Willie Nelson sings, “Me and Bobby McGee” to celebrate Kris Kristofferson induction into ACL Hall of Fame

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Published on Dec 30, 2016
Willie Nelson performs Kris Kristofferson’s classic “Me and Bobby McGee” to celebrate Kristofferson’s induction into the ACL Hall of Fame.

Enjoy this bonus track featuring Willie Nelson’s classic hit “Night Life,” which was not included in the broadcast episode.

Ring in 2017 with Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2016 on PBS. For more visit acltv.com.

About the Episode
Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

About the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame recognizes both performing artists and special individuals who have been instrumental in making the long-running show a music institution.

The 2016 ACL Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated at a ceremony held October 12, 2016, at ACL’s studio home, Austin’s ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Performers included Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr., Billy Gibbons, B.B. King Band, Taj Mahal, and Eve Monsees. Comedy super couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally served as emcees for the evening.

The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame is located at The Moody Theater and consists of a photo gallery, timeline/anthology mural, and an interactive online library of Austin City Limits content.

About Austin City Limits
ACL offers viewers unparalleled access to featured acts in an intimate setting that provides a platform for artists to deliver inspired, memorable, full-length performances. The program is taped live before a concert audience from The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. Since its inception, the groundbreaking music series has become an institution that’s helped secure Austin’s reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin. ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in 2012.

ACL is produced by KLRU-TV and funding is provided in part by Dell, the Austin Convention Center Department, Shiner Beers and HomeAway.com. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at acltv.com.

Austin City Limit’s Hall of Fame NYE Broadcast (Dec 31, 2016)

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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Austin City Limits have released a special preview from their upcoming New Year’s Eve broadcast of the third annual ACL Hall of Fame Inductions and Celebration.

The clip features country music legend Willie Nelson teaming up with Gary Clark Jr. for a performance of “Night Life” which will be part of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve broadcast on Saturday, December 31st at 8pm CT/9pm ET on PBS.

Apart from Nelson and Clark, the hour-long special will feature performances from Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons playing their tributes to 2016 inductees Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King.

The special concert was filmed live back on October 12, 2016 to honor “the artists who’ve helped make the award-winning TV series an American music institution” and will feature the finale performance that included the entire lineup playing the blues classic, “Every Day I Have The Blues,” a song that B.B. King performed on his iconic 1983 Austin City Limits debut, followed by “Auld Lang Syne”.

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Setlist:
Rodney Crowell – “Help Me Make It Through The Night”
Kris Kristofferson – “Lovin’ Her Was Easier”
Willie Nelson “Me & Bobby Mcgee”
Mavis Staples & Bonnie Raitt – “Well, Well, Well”
Bonnie, Mavis & Taj Mahal – “Thing Called Love”
Billy Gibbons – “You Upset Me Baby”
Bonnie Raitt & Gary Clark Jr – “The Thrill Is Gone”
All: Finale – “Every Day I Have The Blues”
All: “Auld Lang Syne”

Willie Nelson, “San Antonio Rose”

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Willie Nelson on the Ernest Tubb television show.

PBS to broadcast “Last of the Breed” concert tour, with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Freddy Powers

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, AND RAY PRICE RETURN IN ENCORE BROADCAST OF “LAST OF THE BREED” ON PBS STATIONS – Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price — the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists and thrilled fans for decades — return to PBS stations (check local listings) in an encore presentation of Last of the Breed, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taped in March 2007 during the final performance of their sold-out “Last of the Breed” tour that played to rave reviews everywhere. Nelson, Haggard and Price (backed by Grammy® Award winning “Kings of Texas Swing” Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, and Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys) deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande.

The new airings of Last of the Breed are a particularly special tribute to Merle Haggard, who passed away in April of this year, and Ray Price, who passed away in December 2013. Said Willie Nelson: “With my dear friends Merle and Ray gone, it’s even more special that Last of the Breed is airing again. I’m so pleased that PBS is bringing this program back, and I hope everyone gets to see what a great time we all had together on-stage.”

Among the songs performed in Last of the Breed are “Okie From Muskogee,” “Pancho and Lefty,” “For the Good Times,” “Night Life,” “Crazy,” “Mama Tried,” “Always on My Mind,” “On the Road Again” and many others. The timeless music — warm yet gritty, powerful and honest — is bound to have viewers singing along from beginning to end.

Check local PBS station listings for broadcast dates and times.

Last of the Breed is an Ambassador Entertainment Inc. production, produced by Albert Spevak, directed by Lawrence Jordan, and executive produced by Mark Rothbaum and Albert Spevak. www.ambassador.tv

The PBS broadcast of Last of the Breed includes the following songs:

“San Antonio Rose”  Ray Price
“Make the World Go Away”  Ray Price
“For the Good Times” Ray Price
“Route 66”  Asleep at the Wheel
“Take Me Back to Tulsa”  Merle Haggard
“That’s the Way Love Goes”  Merle Haggard
“Silver Wings”  Merle Haggard
“Sing Me Back Home”  Merle Haggard
“Okie From Muskogee” Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
“Pancho and Lefty”  Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Ramblin’ Fever”  Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Night Life”  Ray Price
“Crazy”  Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price
“On the Road Again Willie Nelson
“Always on My Mind”  Willie Nelson
“Mama Tried”  Merle Haggard
“Whiskey River” Willie Nelson

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In March 2007, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price performed on-stage together for the first time in the Last of the Breed tour.

Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Mickey Mouse turns 88 today in California. In 1978, Willie Nelson joined others to wish Mickey Mouse Happy 50th birthday, on a televised special. Other guest appearance on the show were made by: Gerald Ford, Billy Graham, Lawrence Welk, Gene Kelly, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Edgar Bergen, Jodie Foster, Goldie Hawn, Eva Gabor, Anne Bancroft, Jo Anne Worley, and Burt Reynolds.

Willie & The Wheel

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Willie Nelson on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “Heartaches by the Number”

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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by:  Stephen Betts

Willie Nelson, whose early Nashville music career included playing bass in Ray Price’s band, paid tribute to his friend and former employer on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night with a sprightly version of Price’s Number Two country hit “Heartaches by the Number.” Delivered with his typically unorthodox phrasing, Nelson’s jazz-influenced vocals veer off from the original but the band nevertheless holds true to the shuffling beat.

A 1959 Number One pop hit for Guy Mitchell, “Heartaches” is among the 12 tracks on Nelson’s new album For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, which also features “I’ll Be Here (If You Ever Want Me),” “Crazy Arms” and “Night Life,” a Price hit penned by Nelson. Recorded at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studios, where Price crafted his final album, Beauty Is…, the LP was engineered by recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Fred Foster, the legendary producer who signed Nelson to Monument Records in 1964. The Time Jumpers, the Western swing outfit featuring Vince Gill, are featured on half of the album’s cuts.

“Ray was as a close a friend as you could have,” says Nelson of the performer, who passed away in 2013 at age 87. “We traveled together, lived together, played music together, partied together … and had a lot of good times.”

Willie Nelson on Jimmy Kimmel

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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by: Chris Meyer

By far the coolest 83-year old any of us know, country star and American hero Willie Nelson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to participate in a skit titled “3 Ridiculous Questions” with the show host. Though, Kimmel managed to slip in an additional question or two.

The two imbibed on some Crown Royal while Nelson responded to questions, such as “What would you really say to all of the girls you’ve loved before?” and “If you were going to die fighting an animal, what animal would you want it to be?”

The octogenarian proves himself to be as sharp as ever in the skit, which was taped in conjunction with the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards. Watch the full skit below:

Willie Nelson on Jimmy Kimmel (Nov. 2, 2016)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

See Willie Nelson on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Tonight

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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Willie Nelson -Hit Medley On The Grand Ole Opry (1965).

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Jimmy Fallon visits with Willie Nelson on his bus

Friday, September 30th, 2016

See Willie Nelson on the Jimmy Fallon Show Tomorrow Night (September 30, 2016)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Willie Nelson will appear on the Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Friday, September 30th, according to his FaceBook Page. This picture is from his appearance with Lukas Nelson in 2012. They performed “Just Breathe” together.

Check your local listings.

 

Watch Willie Nelson Singing to the Country

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sending along this ad.

He just keeps getting cooler (Willie Nelson)

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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