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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

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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


Willie Nelson and Johnny Rodriquez, “Stay All Night (stay a little longer)”

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Willie Nelson, “Whiskey River” (Austin, TX) (September 6, 1990)

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Willie Nelson to perform at tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton (Feb 8, 2019)

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Kacey Musgraves, Linda Perry, and Mavis Staples have joined the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton, the Recording Academy announced Thursday. Previously announced performers for the show, which takes place in Los Angeles on Feb. 8 during Grammy Week, include Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle, Norah Jones, Shawn Mendes, Pink, Mark Ronson and Chris Stapleton; Parton herself will close the evening’s performances.

Parton is being honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her significant creative accomplishments and longtime support of many charitable causes. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute—now in its 29th year—provide essential support for MusiCares (, the charity founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

Last year’s honoree was Fleetwood Mac; their performance turned out to be the last to feature Lindsey Buckingham, who parted ways with the group just weeks later. Other past honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young.

The Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive  selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner sponsored by AEG; a live auction; a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists; and the award presentation.

Over the course of the last fiscal year, MusiCares provided more than $6.5 million dollars to approximately 8,600 members of the music industry—the largest number of clients served and dollars distributed in a single year in the charity’s history.

Grammy Week culminates with the 61st awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network.

Willie Nelson and Family on Austin City Limits, “Bloody Mary Morning”

Sunday, November 25th, 2018