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Willie Nelson, “The Scientist”

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Willie Nelson donates guitar to benefit Pedernales Fire Dept.

Monday, August 30th, 2021

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by: Amy Rae Dadamo

The Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary in Spicewood recently received support from one of its most notable residents—Willie Nelson.

Nelson, who lives near Pedernales Fire Department Station No. 1, autographed an Austin-brand guitar donated by The Musicians Woodshed in nearby Lakeway, according to an Aug. 10 press release. Individuals can purchase one or multiple $20 tickets to enter a raffle for the guitar signed “2021, Love, Willie.” The funds will allow PFDA to purchase underwater rescue services and dual power radios.

“Our neighbor Willie Nelson has been a consistent contributor to the Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary since we were just a volunteer fire department,” Alecia Ormsby, PFDA president said in the release. “We are so grateful for his love and support.”

Tickets can be purchased online on the PDFA’s PayPal page and the winning ticket will be drawn Sept. 25 at the department’s Firehouse Feast or when 200 tickets have been purchased, according to the release. Those interested should enter their phone number in the “notes” section of the PayPal donation to be contacted by phone.

Annually, PDFA hosts community events to raise funds for the department. In 2020, those events were halted amid the pandemic. Still, local donors provided support, allowing for the purchase of over $300,000 in power tools needed for a quick rescue process.

Willie Nelson & Family at Santa Barbara Bowl (10.21.21)

Monday, August 30th, 2021

SANTA BARBARA — Willie Nelson is on the road again, and the road is taking him back to Santa Barbara.

Willie Nelson & Family will return Oct. 21 to the Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., with guest Lucinda WIlliams.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at axs.com. Prices start at $49.50 plus applicable fees. 

Willie Nelson sings on new Asleep at the Wheel album, “Half a Hundred Years”

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

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by: Joseph Hudak

Asleep at the Wheel, the long-running and influential Western-swing band, will mark 50 years together with a new album. The aptly titled Half a Hundred Years will be released in October and features a number of all-star guests.

The Wheel preview the upcoming LP with the title track, released on Friday. Elevated by buoyant horns and singer Ray Benson’s drawling baritone, the track is the ultimate road song: “I’ve been on the road for half a hundred years,” Benson boasts.

“I was trying to get across the sacrifices you have to make in 50 years on the road and the other positive side of it. The great experiences, the places I’ve been, and all the amazing people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and play music with,” Benson said in a statement.

The album Half a Hundred Years spans 19 songs includes a number of A-list collaborations: George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Lee Ann Womack, and Bill Kirchen all pop up. Willie Nelson, who paired with Asleep at the Wheel for 2009’s Willie and the Wheel, appears on no less than three tracks. He also earns a shout-out in the title song. “I might catch up to Willie one of these days,” Benson ad libs, paying homage to the enduring road warrior.

Half a Hundred Years
 will be released October 1st on Home Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers.

Half a Hundred Years Tracklist:
1. “Half a Hundred Years”
2. “It’s the Same Old South” feat. Chris O’Connell
3. “I Do What I Must” feat. Leroy Preston
4. “There You Go Again” feat. Lyle Lovett
5. “My Little Baby” feat. Chris O’Connell
6. “Paycheck to Paycheck” feat. Leroy Preston
7. “Word to the Wise” feat. Bill Kirchen
8. “That’s How I Remember It” feat. Chris O’Connell
9. “The Photo” feat. Leroy Preston
10. “I Love You Most of All (When You’re Not Here)” feat. Lucky Oceans
11. “The Wheel Boogie”
12. “Take Me Back to Tulsa” feat. George Strait and Willie Nelson
13. “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read” feat. Lee Ann Womack
14. “Bump Bounce Boogie” Feat. Chris O’Connell, Elizabeth McQueen, & Katie Shore
15. “Miles and Miles of Texas”
16. “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” Feat. Leroy Preston, Johnny Nicholas, & Ray Benson
17. “Marie” Feat. Willie Nelson
18. “Spanish Two Step” Feat. Johnny Gimble And Jesse Ashlock
19. “The Road Will Hold Me Tonight” Feat. Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson

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Lukas Nelson on CBS This Morning (August 7, 2021)

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 

“Let’s start our weekends off together! We can’t wait to perform tomorrow on CBS This Morning Saturday’s #SaturdaySessions! Learn how you can watch here: https://cbsn.ws/37pUAYi

Willie Nelson @ Red Rocks, with Dwight Yoakam (August 6, 1999)

Friday, August 6th, 2021
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Willie Nelson, “That’s Life”

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Perfect music for a rainy night.

Support Family Farmers

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

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“Me and Paul”

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Willie Nelson, Rolling Stone (August 2014)

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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Willie Nelson show set for Billy Bob’s Texas For 58th Time In November

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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www.dfw.cbslocal.com

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Country music legend Willie Nelson is scheduled to take the stage on Saturday, November 20 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.

Billy Bob’s says Nelson’s first show there took place on April 5, 1981 just four days after the World’s Largest Honky Tonk opened.

Nelson, 88, has been back regularly since then, even hosting six of his annual Fourth of July picnics here and performing at Billy Bob’s Grand Re-Opening in 1989.

“With a seven-decade career and 200 + albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist,” Billy Bob’s Texas said in a news release.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m.

CONCERT DETAILS

House Band on the Honky Tonk Stage at 8:00 p.m.

Showroom: Willie Nelson at 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $85 – 150 Reserved Seats / $35 General Admission

Willie Nelson at Texas Capitol in support of voters rights

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Willie Nelson performed as part of a voting rights rally hosted by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, at the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin on Saturday, July 31, 2021 He and wife Annie joined Rev. Barber, the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the campaign, Beto O’Rourke and others at the rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions.

“”It is important that we ensure the right for EVERY American to vote and vote safely,” Nelson said in a statement through the Poor People’s Campaign announcing his participation in the rally. “Laws making it more difficult for people to vote are un-American and are intended to punish poor people, people of color, the elderly and disabled-why? If you can’t win playing by the rules, then it’s you and your platform — not everyone else’s ability to vote.”  

Find more information about the campaign here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Amos Lee with Willie Nelson, “El Camino”

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Amos Lee sang “El Camino” when he performed at Chautauqua in Boulder a few years ago. Before he sang it he talked about how great an opportunity it was to record it with Willie Nelson.  Such a beautiful song.  It’s on Amos’ Mission bell Album, along with Mickey Raphael on harmonica. They performed the song together at Farm Aid in Milwaukee, as well.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021