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Happy Labor Day from Farm Aid

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

See Willie Nelson & Family in Toronto (Sunday, Sept. 9th)

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

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WILLIE NELSON
Outlaw Music Festival
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, Terra Lightfoot, Particle Kid

It’s the only stop he’ll make in Canada this year.

Willie Nelson marked his 85th birthday year with his 73rd studio record, the aptly named Last Man Standing, and took the fifth edition of his Honeysuckle Rose biodiesel tour bus on the road again.   The journey continues for the godfather of outlaw country’s Outlaw Music Festival, and hey, that’s Hammertown’s wonderful Terra Lightfoot among the performers/acolytes in tow, an A-list of independent spirits rounded out by Sturgill Simpson, Particle Kid and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Nelson and his longtime Family band return for the first time since June 2013. It should make for a reunion carnival as much as a show. (Budweiser Stage, 909 Lake Shore Blvd.,

gates 3:20 p.m.

Roger Miller’s, “King of the Road”, with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and more

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

This is not the new version of the song, but an earlier one recorded by the same people.  You can see the new rendition only on Facebook here.

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by:  Joe Lynch

Of his five top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, Roger Miller is certainly best remembered for his highest charting of those, the No. 4-peaking “King of the Road.” The good-natured, pop-leaning country tune about a man with few pennies but fewer worries was an instant crossover success and remains one of the most enduring hits of the ’60s, covered by everyone from Dean Martin to Randy Travis (who scored a hit version of the song in the ’90s).

Now, a new version of the oft-covered song is out, and it features some of the biggest names to ever hit the genre, several of whom performed the song together at the 1995 CMA Awards: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard (who recorded his verse prior to his death), Dolly Parton and Dwight Yoakam. Additionally, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Church, Travis, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn and many more* lend their voices to this irrepressible ode to vagabond life, premiering on Facebook. 

This new take hails from the two-disc celebration King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller (Aug. 31) which is designed to shine a light on Miller’s underappreciated contributions to country and popular music at large – not to mention his against-the-odds success, coming from a hardscrabble Texas background. Even so, Miller was a quick-witted charmer who made friends well beyond his corner of the music world.

“Roger Miller was one of a kind,” his son Dean Miller writes in the compilation’s heartfelt liner notes. “He was as comfortable joking with the average person as he was laughing with presidents and queens. He made everyone around him comfortable. You felt like he was your best friend, though his lightning fast mind was miles ahead of everyone in the room.”

King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller is out Aug. 31 via BMG, with details about an upcoming TV special coming soon.

*Vocalists on “King of the Road” from King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller:

Willie Nelson
Merle Haggard
Kris Kristofferson
Dolly Parton
Eric Church
Randy Travis
Lily Meola
Dwight Yoakam
Bill Anderson
Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
Radney Foster
Emmy Lou Harris
Jamey Johnson
Alison Krauss
Ronnie Dunn
Flatt Lonesome
Dean Miller
Shawn Camp
Mandy Barnett
Brenda Lee

Willie Nelson, “I’ll Be Around” (from new album, “My Way”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra out September 14th)

Monday, August 27th, 2018

What Would Willie Do? (love from Kenny Chesney)

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

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“Hey Willie. It’s Kenny. This is hanging in a bar in Key West. Couldn’t resist!!

Love you pal,”

Kenny C

Willie Nelson special appearance on Real Country, new series on USA Network

Friday, August 17th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – USA Network announced today that its new music showcase series REAL COUNTRY has added country stars Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich as celebrity guests. The network also announced a special appearance by the beloved country icon Willie Nelson, and set Graham Bunn – most recently from Southern California’s #1 country station, Go Country 105 – as host.

Each episode will feature one of the special celebrity guests alongside REAL COUNTRY’s permanent panel of artists – five-time GRAMMY Award®-winning trailblazer Shania Twain, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jake Owen and GRAMMY Award®-winning music legend Travis Tritt. From Wilshire Studios, the eight-part series will premiere Tuesday, November 13 at 10/9c, and has Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin set to executive produce. Additional celebrity guests will be announced soon.

In each hour-long episode, Twain, Owen and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of country music. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a two-hour grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts.

For more information about our host and celebrity guests, please see below.

To learn more about joining the studio audience, please click here: http://www.usanetwork.com/realcountry/join-the-audience

Can’t make it Farm Aid in Harford? Stream it Live, watch it on TV or listen on Sirius/XM Radio

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
 
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If you can’t make it to the Farm Aid Concert in Hartford on September 22, you can still watch on AXS TV, listen on Sirius XM Radio and stream the show on FarmAid.org!

What a line up:

 

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Scooterville

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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When you go to a show, stop by Scooterville, Willie Nelson’s travelling Merchandise Store, run by the Frank Brothers. They have Willie Nelson souvenirs that you can’t get anywhere else. And the best collection of Willie Nelson & Family music you can find anywhere. And cool trinkets, buttons, key chains, bandannas of course, posters and books. Beer cozies, or whatever they are called, bumper stickers, license plates, shirts and hoodies and hats.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “Almost Cut My Hair” (Farm Aid 2000)

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Lukas Nelson in “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga,

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are in the move backing up Bradley Cooper in this movie.

Willie Nelson inspired CBD Spa Experience “On the Road Again” at Away Austin Spa (in the W Austin Hotel on Willie Nelson Boulevard)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

www.austinawayspa.com

ABOUT AWAY AUSTIN SPA

Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.  A place to delightfully detox after the afterparty.

AWAY is located on the 4th floor of W Austin, but you don’t have to be a hotel guest to take advantage of AWAY’s sensational spa services and facilities.

As a spa guest you are able to enjoy:

•The convenience of complimentary valet parking at the W Austin Hotel

•The use of Locker facilities, including lockers, robe and sandals, steam shower, Relaxation lounge with beverages and snacks, and ladies vanity area

•Use of W Austin Wetdeck with Bar, pool, sunlounges

•Use of the W Austin Fit , including range of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, free weights, boxing, and yoga room

•A complimentary alcoholic beverage including mimosa or champagne.

In other words… arrive at W Austin, pull up to redeem complimentary valet, head up the lifts to AWAY and get settled into our soft robes and sandals. Get an adrenaline rush using our state-of-the-art Fitness Center or relax in any of our other luxurious facilities. Relax, clear your head and refuel in our Lounge with light bites and a beverage in hand. Let your senses drift away in one of our treatment rooms before you float out in a true spa haze. Finish the day and head to the WET Deck. Kick back with a cocktail and soak in the scene while lounging poolside.

The Away Spa experience is a true escape within an escape, surprisingly in a convenient location right in the middle of downtown Austin.

 

Braids were temporarily added to the W hotel in honor of Willie’s performance at new Austin City Live, and unveiling of statue in his honor on 4/20/2012.

 

On the Road Again (Muscle Relief)

Inspired by our very own Austin icon, Willie Nelson, this Body Treatment aims to ease any ailments and get your body ‘On the Road Again’. It includes a soothing full body Massage with CBD Oil to relieve any muscular pain & inflammation, then a foot scrub & paraffin soak followed by a hot stone neck massage and de-puffing Cold Stone Face Treat. You will be ready to hit the Austin live music scene after this!

105 min, $295

Read about their other CBD massage and spa treatments in Austin here.  

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Amos Lee talks about recording “El Camino” with Willie Nelson.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Amos Lee sang this song El Camino tonight at Chautauqua in Boulder. 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 album together at Farm In Milwaukee, also.

Willie Nelson & Family headline Outlaw Music Festival in LA at the Hollywood Bowl (Oct. 21, 2018)

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The Outlaw Music Festival, a revolving consortium of progressive-country and Americana acts topped by Willie Nelson, will reach Los Angeles for the first time this fall with a stop on Oct. 21 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Nelson and his Family Band will be joined at the Bowl by Grateful Dead alumnus Phil Lesh & Friends along with critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price, Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson and his band, the Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and at the Bowl’s box office.

Willie Nelson reigns over the eclectic lineup, which in other cities this year features performances by Neil Young & the Promise of the Real, Van Morrison, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and other acts.