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Willie Nelson & Family & Friends, Outlaw Music Festival (Sept 10, 2017) (Hershey, PA)

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Willie Nelson Belt Buckles

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Thanks, Stewart Patton, for sharing link to these belt buckles.  He does a great job.

Here is link.

Willie Nelson & Family in South Bend, IN (June 14, 2017)

Friday, June 9th, 2017

SOUTH BEND — Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan St.
Known as one of country music’s “outlaws,” Nelson’s songs include “Hello Walls,” “On the Road Again,” “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain” and “Pancho and Lefty.”

The 84-year-old’s career also has included acting in several films, writing books and co-founding Farm Aid with Neil Young and John Mellencamp.
The opening act is Nelson’s son, Lukas, and his band, The Promise of the Real.

Tickets are $104-$54 and include a download of Nelson’s new album, “God’s Problem Child.”

For more information, call 574-235-9190 or visit

Willie Nelson and Paul English, “Me and Paul”

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Thanks to Ol’ Dillo, for this classic photo of Willie Nelson and Family.

“Me And Paul”

It’s been rough and rocky travelin’,
But I’m finally standing upright on the ground.
And after takin’ several readings,
I’m surprised to find my mind’s still fairly sound.
I thought Nashville was the roughest,
But I know I said the same about them all.
We received our education
In the cities of the nation, me and Paul.Almost busted in Laredo,
But for reasons that I’d rather not disclose,
But if you’re stayin’ in a motel there and leave,
Just don’t leave nothin’ in your clothes.
And at the airport in Milwaukee,
They refused to let us board the plane at all,
They said we looked suspicious,
But I believe they like to pick on me and Paul.And on a package show in Buffalo
With us and Kitty Wells and Charlie Pride.
The show was long and we was just sittin’ there
And we’d come to play and not just for the ride.
And we drank a lot of whiskey,
So I don’t know if we went on that night at all.
But I don’t think they even missed us
I guess Buffalo ain’t geared for me and Paul.It’s been rough and rocky traveling
But I’m finally standin’ upright on the ground.
And after takin’ several readings,
I’m surprised to find my mind’s still fairly sound.
I thought Nashville was the roughest,
But I know I said the same about them all.
We received our education
In the cities of the nation, me and Paul.

Luck, TX Dinner in Dallas

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Luck, TX Table Featuring Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek
Come and get it: we’ve added an intimate in-venue dinner to our Luck Dallas experience. This Friday, June 9th (6 PM) we are welcoming famed Austin chef Michael Fojtasek to the Luck, TX Table for a Luck Dallas pre-show gathering. Guests will join Fojtasek in the Granada to break bread alongside artists before they hit the stage. The seated, three-course meal will offer a true taste of the south with Fojtasek’s acclaimed, locally-minded fare that has established Olamaie as an innovative staple on the Austin – and Texas – scene. A Dallas native, Fojtasek is returning to his stopping grounds for an unforgettable night with the Luck crew and we can’t wait for a bite.

Grab a drink and sit down for a specially crafted menu with a James Beard Award-Nominee and Food & Wine “Best New Chefs” winner… followed by a show from some of our most requested Luck Reunion acts?!? Seriously, get these tickets quick before we snag ’em ourselves!
Get your your seat at the Luck, TX Table for $71 or  Dinner + Show ticket for $98 (fees included). Tickets go on sale Monday, June 6 at 11AM CST here. Just looking for a ticket to the show? Only $28 and are available here or at

PS – rumor is, our friends over at KTX 91.7 have the inside track on the line up. Be listening to them next week for more scoop!


Willie Nelson, Life Magazine (April 2013)

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Janis and I had fun hunting down our copy.

And helping with the Barnes & Noble Magazine Display


Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Songwriter”

Thursday, June 1st, 2017


1.     How Do You Feel About Foolin’ Around
2.     Songwriter
3.     Who’ll Buy My Memories
4.     Write Your Own Songs
5.     Nobody Said It Was Going To Be Easy
6      Good Times
7.     Eye Of The Storm
8.     Crossing the Border
9.     Down To Her Socks
10.   Under The Gun
11.    The Final Attraction

Micah Nelson, Particle Kid at City Winery, in Nashville, Tennessee (June 10, 2017)

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Tickets are $10 in advance & $12 at the door. 

Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson, he has always been surrounded with vibrant and authentic creative spirits. Both a talented visionary artist and iconoclastic musician, he has performed live with many different acts at events like FarmAid, Neil Young’s Bridge-School Benefit, Desert Trip festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, Bonnaroo Festival as well as shows like Conan O’brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and more .

He has showcased his artwork and music in countless other venues, spanning the creative spectrum. From his involvement in the psych-punk-orchestra Insects vs. Robots, his ongoing musical collaborations and extensive touring with Neil Young, his live performance-painting and multi-instrumental contributions to the band Promise of the Real with his brother Lukas, to his cymatic visualizations of dancing water molecules, idiosyncratic charango performance, and singing/songwriting/guitar playing with his future-folk project PÃ¥rticle Kid, Micah is constantly exploring the symbiosis of light/sound/vibration, striving to discover new emotions through various forms of expression, and seeking to touch the outer reaches of the synesthetic experience.

Dinner with Willie Nelson

Monday, May 15th, 2017
That’s a room with a view….
Gary Murphy / Culinary & food biz are my passion / Love coaching entrepreneurs / Former soya CEO “Make it Happen”
“Nothing like having breakfast with an icon watching…

Willie Nelson (Victoria, Texas)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017


Margie Lemons — “Victoria Texas, when the boys still had station wagons ;)”

Thanks, Margie!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Free Trigger Pins when you pre-order copy of Willie Nelson’s new album, “God’s Problem Child”

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

“Sing Me Back Home” — Celebrating Merle Haggard

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Merle Haggard tribute
Credit: Joshua Timmermans for Blackbird Presents
by:  Nancy Kruh

Since Merle Haggard’s death a year ago, his widow, Theresa, says the pain of the loss has been so difficult that she hasn’t been able to turn on a radio for fear of hearing his songs. “It’s been hard,” she says, “to even look at pictures because it’s been too emotional.”

All that changed on Thursday night, as she stood on stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena – behind her, a billboard-size portrait of her husband, in front of her, a sea of fans eager for a reminder that Hag lives on in his music.

For the next three hours, a staggering list of stars offered Theresa Haggard – and the world – ample evidence of his immortality in a tribute to the country titan. The concert was held exactly one year after the day of his death on his 79th birthday.

For her part, Theresa alternated between her most familiar spot – singing backup on her husband’s songs – and sitting to one side of the stage and soaking in the performances. The lineup had been long announced, but the surprises came in which mood of Haggard’s music each artist would pick.

A subdued Miranda Lambert channeled the Haggard gloom in “Misery and Gin,” delivering it in a black dress and ending with her hands in prayer, a glance upward and a wave to the heavens. Hank Williams Jr. had no trouble connecting with the reckless Haggard in a raucous “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink.” Dierks Bentley went wistful – what he called “Merle Haggard’s version of a happy Christmas song” – with a bouncy “If We Make it Through December.”

Alabama spoke to the mournful Haggard with “Silver Wings,” shunning the all-star backup band and stripping down the song to three-part harmony and Randy Owen’s acoustic guitar. Kacey Musgraves offered Haggard at his most hopeful with “Rainbow Stew.”

Before the concert, Musgraves, 28, told how she discovered Haggard’s music as a little girl “digging through my grandpa’s record collection.” During her teen years singing traditional country on the Texas Opry circuit, she said, she kept his songs in constant rotation on her setlist.

Everyone on stage, it seemed, had a personal connection to the music, if not the man himself. Old friend Tanya Tucker picked “Farmer’s Daughter” – a song she had last performed for Haggard at a long-ago birthday party. Connie Smith took the classic “That’s the Way Love Goes”; last year, the Hall of Famer contributed her voice to Haggard’s funeral at his request.

Chris Janson, whom Haggard selected to open what would be his final concerts at Nashville’s hallowed Ryman Auditorium, joined Jake Owen for a rousing duet of “Footlights.”

Owen, too, long ago found a kindred spirit in the Hag, and he reveled in getting to sing in the icon’s lower register. “If I could make a career out of singing songs like ‘Footlights’ every night,” Owen, 35, said before the concert, “I’d be the happiest man on Earth.”

The evening’s lineup crossed genres, as well as generations. John Mellencamp easily found the rock vibes in “White Line Fever,” and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Warren Haynes took “Working Man Blues” literally, turning it into a soul-stirring blues guitar romp.

There was no better proof of Haggard as the great musical common denominator than the appearance of the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who entered the stage wearing a classic Haggard fedora.

“It’s good to be here,” Richards, 73, said, wryly adding, “Good to be anywhere.”

The legendary rocker spurned his own roots and let the whine of a steel guitar guide him through “Sing Me Back Home,” drawing the crowd to its feet. But an even more ecstatic response awaited the next performer, Haggard contemporary and recording partner Willie Nelson.

Richards stayed on stage as stand-in for the Nelson-Haggard duet “Reasons to Quit.” Then Richards departed, and Nelson called in Kenny Chesney to take Haggard’s part in a solemn “Pancho and Lefty.” Re-stoking the stage fires, Toby Keith helped Nelson through a rollicking “Rambling Fever.”

At evening’s end, Theresa Haggard – who sang, danced and wept through the concert – thanked the artists and said what was on everyone’s minds: “I know Haggard is here right now.”

As most of the lineup gathered back on stage, Nelson stepped to the microphone and with all the irreverence he could muster delivered those immortal country words, “We don’t smoke marijuana …” The stars gleefully joined in to send off the sellout crowd with a howling, cathartic “Okie From Muskogee.”

Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard was filmed by Blackbird Productions for eventual television broadcast.

Read article and see great photos here.

Artists gather to honor Merle Haggard in Nashville (April 7, 2017)

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Dozens of country and rock artists turned out Thursday night for “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” a salute to the country legend on the one-year anniversary of his death and what would have been his 80th birthday.

From Keith Richards’ heartfelt “Sing Me Back Home” to Miranda Lambert’s aching “Misery and Gin”

Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Kenny Chesney, John Mellencamp, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr. and Dierks Bentley were among the performers who interpreted songs from Haggard’s more than 50-year career at the concert in Nashville.

Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert, especially, delivered moving tributes. Nelson sang “Reasons to Quit” with the Rolling Stones guitarist, and then duetted with Kenny Chesney on “Pancho & Lefty,” while Lambert turned in a devastating rendition of “Misery & Gin.”

The concert was filmed for broadcast on a network and date to be announced.

Here’s the set list to “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard”:

Ben Haggard & the Strangers – “What Am I Gonna Do”
Ben Haggard, Aaron Lewis & the Strangers – “Heaven Was a Drink of Wine”
Tanya Tucker & the Strangers – “Farmer’s Daughter”
Bobby Bare & the Strangers – “The Fugitive”
Connie Smith & the Strangers – “That’s the Way Love Goes”
John Anderson & the Strangers – “Big City”
Toby Keith & the Strangers – “Carolyn/Daddy Frank”
Jake Owen and Chris Janson – “Footlights”
Miranda Lambert – “Misery & Gin”
Rodney Crowell – “You Don’t Have Very Far to Go”
Jamey Johnson – “Kern River”
Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss – “If I Could Only Fly”
Alison Krauss – “Sing a Sad Song”
Alabama – “Silver Wings”
Hank Williams Jr. – “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”
Loretta Lynn – “Today I Started Loving You”
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Honky Tonk Nighttime Man”
The Avett Brothers – “Mama Tried”
John Mellencamp – “White Line Fever”
Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow Stew”
Ronnie Dunn – “It’s All in the Movies”
Billy Gibbons – “The Bottle Let Me Down”
Warren Haynes and Billy Gibbons – “Workin’ Man Blues”
Dierks Bentley – “If We Make It Through December”
Lucinda Williams – “Going Where the Lonely Go”
Sheryl Crow – “Natural High”
Keith Richards – “Sing Me Back Home”
Keith Richards and Willie Nelson – “Reasons to Quit”
Willie Nelson and Kenny Chesney – “Pancho and Lefty”
Willie Nelson and Toby Keith – “Ramblin’ Fever”
Willie Nelson and cast – “Okie From Muskogee”

Norah Jones and Willie Nelson, “Worlitzer Prize”

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017