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Willie Nelson performs the classic “Bloody Mary Morning” on the pilot episode of Austin City Limits taped in October of 1974.
Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow appear on “CMT Crossroads,” taped the previous month on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles. In addition to their own material, they offer a duet on the Johnny Cash & June Carter classic “Jackson”
Nelson played an electric guitar throughout the night instead of his battered classical acoustic, dubbed “Trigger.” (Crow said her instruments have no names, but she might refer to them as “my little money makers.”) “My guitar,” Nelson explained, “is on the way to Amsterdam [for a European tour]. I am following soon behind.” (www.cmt.com)
Thanks, Phil Weisman, for finding this cool ad of Willie Nelson’s portrayal on King of the Hill in 1997.
Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, of Folk Uke song featured in “Orange is the new Black” in Season Premier (June 17, 2016)Thursday, June 16th, 2016
New season will start streaming on Netflix tomorrow.
Other air dates, or at least here in Colorado:
- Sunday, June 5 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
- Monday, June 6 at 1:00 am on 12.1
- Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 pm on 12.1
- Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am on 12.1
- Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 pm on 12.1
Things really get popping at The Late Show when Neil Young meets our intern, Corn Man. Grab the new album EARTH from Neil Young & Promise of the Real right now at NeilYoung.com.
— Late Night with Stephen Colbert
Director and producer Jim Brown talks about the making of The Highwaymen: Friends Til The End, his admiration for the musicians’ camaraderie, passion for music and having a clear purpose in their careers. American Masters — The Highwaymen: Friends Til The Endpremieres nationwide Friday, May 27, 2016, at 9/8c on PBS (check local schedule) as part of the 30th anniversary season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series, exploring how these men came together and the fruits of their historic collaboration.
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally to host 2016 ceremony honoring B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson
Willie Nelson and Mavis Staples lead the line-up of acts performing at the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival Hall of Fame Inductions and Celebration. The ceremony takes place on October 12th, immediately after the two consecutive weekends of ACL Fest, where Willie Nelson is headlining.
B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson are this year’s inductees. Joining Nelson and Staples are Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally will co-host the evening at the ACL’s studio home at the Moody Theater.
Tickets for the event go on sale May 20th at 10am at Austin City Limits Live’s official site while the inductions from the ceremony will be broadcast as part of a special episode during Season 42, to air this fall on PBS.
The two prior weekends of ACL Fest will include over 130 acts to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival. Nelson will be joined by Chris Stapleton, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem.
To round out ACL’s massive year, the documentary A Song for You about the storied concert series will debut this year. Artists like Beck, Dave Grohl, Jenny Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy, Alabama Shakes, Florence and the Machine and Sturgill Simpson participated in the documentary, offering their recollections of their experiences with the series over the years.
“It was more than just one song at the end of The Tonight Show,” Dave Grohl recalled in a recently premiered clip from the film. “It was an ensemble performance that went on for more than six minutes, and I really liked that a lot. It was that kind of thing that inspired me to want to play with other people.”
by Paul Venema
BRIARCLIFF, Texas – There was no giant party or outrageous celebration last weekend when county music legend Willie Nelson marked his 83rd birthday.
Nelson instead opted for doing what he enjoys most — driving around his sprawling 700-acre Hill Country ranch near Briarcliff in his pickup truck, checking on the 70 or so horses roaming the place, and a stubborn mule named Willamina that Nelson says keeps the snakes and coyotes away.
“I look forward to being here and going up and saddling up a horse and riding whenever I want to,” Nelson said. “To me, that’s all that I ask, that’s all I need.”
When Nelson is not performing at one of the nearly 200 shows annually, he’s at his ranch or at his home in Maui.
“I’ve got friends over there and here in Texas,” he said. “You’ll find me at one of those places or on the bus. That’s my life and it’s a good life.”
Sometimes Nelson is serious and reflecting. But often as not, he weaves a sense of humor through the conversation.
Asked how he wanted to be remembered, Nelson chuckled and replied, “Well, if you’ve got some real good weed, you don’t have to worry about it. You’ll forget anyway.”
Nelson is well known for advocating the legalization of marijuana.
As for his decades of entertaining, Nelson said he has just one wish.
“Seriously, I want my fans to feel that they got their money’s worth,” he said. “They paid for a ticket and they saw a good show, that’s all that I ask.”
Nelson said there will still be many opportunities for fans to catch one of his shows. He has no plans to slow down.
“I’m pretty healthy. My family is healthy, and I’m thankful for the way things are,” he said.
by: Samantha Stephens
It’s Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson like you’ve never experienced them. That’s because this concert footage has never been seen before.
CMT has the video premiere of the super group’s performance of “Good Hearted Woman,” recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on March 14, 1990.
It’s all part of the new collection The Highwaymen Live — American Outlaws, a CD/DVD package arriving May 20 with previously unreleased concert performances from the legends.
In addition to the complete concert from their 1990 tour, the Columbia/Legacy package includes various performances at Farm Aid and a previously unreleased version of Cash and Jennings’ take on Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings.”
American Masters — The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End, a new feature-length documentary on the supergroup, will premiere May 27 on PBS.