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Willie Nelson, “Imagine”

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Willie Nelson & Snoop Dogg to record together again

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
by: Elizabeth Aubrey

An epic collaboration.

Snoop Dogg has confirmed that he and country icon Willie Nelson are set to release a new song together.

The pair have collaborated previously in 2009 on ‘My Medicine’ and the latest, which Snoop confirmed in an interview with Ebro Darden on Beats 1, is coming in “a couple of weeks.”

“That’s my big brother, Willie Nelson. The reason we’re gonna make this record is because black and white matters right now. The love we have for each other,” Snoop said.

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

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

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

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.”

Willie Nelson with Asleep at the Wheel (June 10, 1977)

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Willie Nelson and Family

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Happy Quarantined Shoeshine Friday

Friday, June 5th, 2020

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Willie Nelson DJ on Sirius/XM Radio Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
by: Buddy Iahn

While he just can’t wait to get “On the Road Again,” Willie Nelson will reconnect with his DJ roots and share stories behind ten of his all-time favorite songs this Memorial Day weekend.

Willie Nelson From His Roadhouse to Yours… will premiere this Friday, May 22nd on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59). See the full broadcast schedule below, and stream Willie’s Roadhouse for free now through May 31st.

“I picked out some of my favorite songs to play,” says Nelson, who worked as a disc jockey at several stations in his native Texas and Vancouver, WA, early in his career.

“It’s impossible for me to pick out 10 of my favorite songs, maybe a thousand would’ve been easier.” The ten songs that Willie ultimately selected include “Moonlight in Vermont” by Frank Sinatra (who he reveals to be his “favorite all-time singer”) and “A Song for You” by Leon Russell, as well as songs by Ray Charles, Roger Miller, Johnny Bush, and Vern Gosdin, and his own recordings of “Stardust,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” and, of course, “On The Road Again.”

“It’s kinda nice to have your own channel here on SiriusXM and be able to hear really the kind of music I think is good. I was brought up listening to it,” Willie adds, as he introduces Patsy Cline’s iconic version of his timeless song “Crazy.”

Willie’s Roadhouse DJs include Willie’s daughter Paula Nelson (6 pm-midnight ET), Dallas Wayne (12-6 pm ET) and Charlie Monk (6 am-noon ET), along with Grand Ole Opry legend Jeannie Seely (Sundays with Seely), Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel (Austin Outer Limits) and Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky and the Time Jumpers (Ranger Doug’s Classic Cowboy Corral).

The channel is also home to the Grand Ole Opry, and has been featuring Opry “House Guest” DJs including Brad Paisley, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, and Steve Wariner, while the historic radio show from Music City U.S.A. has cut back to one show per week during COVID-19 outbreak.

Broadcast Schedule (all times ET): Friday, May 22nd at 6 pm Saturday, May 23rd at midnight, 7 am and 7 pm Sunday, May 24th at 8 am and 8 pm Memorial Day, May 25th at noon and 10 pm Willie’s forthcoming studio album First Rose Of Spring arrives July 3rd. An essential addition to the Willie Nelson canon, the album is an eloquent new chapter in the chronicles of one of America’s greatest musical troubadours.

Willie’s Reserve, new Margo Price strains

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

This Day in Willie Nelson History: Stagecoach (May 18, 1986)

Monday, May 18th, 2020

On May 18, 1986, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appear in a CBS-TV remake of the western movie “Stagecoach,” along with June Carter, John Schneider, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, David Allan Coe and Billy Swan.

This movie stars Willie Nelson, and his Highwaymen buddies, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. Great soundtrack, lots of Trigger playing throughout. Willie sings the title song, which he wrote with David Alan Coe, who also is in the movie, along with June Carter and other faces you will recognize.

Willie Nelson plays Doc Holiday. The movie has some of the best/worst movie lines ever:

Willie: “Is that the deck you play with?” Waylon: “One of them.” Willie: “May I see it, please? I must say, I admire your guts.” Waylon: “Does that mean you wouldn’t play cards with me?” Willie: “That means I’d shoot you on sight.”

Kris: Where ya headed? Dallas: “I knew the answer to that when I was about 14. Then I hit 15 and I ran head onto that thing called reality. And I been walking with a lantern ever since.”

Waylon: “Don’t light that.” Willie: “Did you say something?” Waylon: “A gentleman doesn’t smoke in the presence of a lady” Willie: “I wouldn’t like to think that you are implying that I am anything less. I may be, you understand, but I just wouldn’t want to hear you say it.” Willie: “And what are you looking at, friend?” Man: “That’s a filthy habit, smoking, just filthy.” Willie: “I have a lot of filthy habits. Most of them I find very enjoyable” Man: “Don’t you have any good habits.” Willie: “You mean something that can be admired, and held up to a child as a good example?” Man: “Yes, something like that.” Willie: “No sir. Children despise that. There’s nothing a child despises more than a good example.”

June Carter to Willie (when he drinks a shot of whiskey): “Did you eat?” Willie: “I ate a lot when I was young.”

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Photo: Danny Clinch

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

“There’s nothing that makes a parent happier than having your kids up there doing things with you,” Willie Nelson says of his sons Micah and Lukas. Janis Tillerson/Courtesy of the artist

Willie Nelson and friends at Ray Benson Birthday Bash to benefit HAAM (5/16/2020)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
AUSTIN, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 22: Ray Benson (L) and Willie Nelson perform in concert during the “Texas Strong: Hurricane Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” benefit at The Frank Erwin Center on September 22, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Photo: Gary Miller
by: John Freeman

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, Ray Benson’s long-running Birthday Bash in Austin has been turned into a virtual concert for its 2020 edition. Set for Saturday, May 16th, at 8 p.m. CT, the event will, as usual, benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and is led by performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, and a top-notch group of country and roots artists.

Additional performers on the bill include Kat Edmonson, Randy Rogers, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend, Tami Neilson, Seth James, Randy Houser, Buddy Miller, Wade Bowen, Micky and Cody Braun, Brennen Leigh, and Raul Malo. A graphic announcing the event also has a few names blurred out, to be revealed at a later date. Performances will be broadcast on Asleep at the Wheel’s Youtube and Facebook accounts, as well as on Health Alliance for Austin Musician’s Facebook.

“We had some unfinished business from the SXSW cancellation — we didn’t get to do my annual birthday party fundraiser for HAAM,” Benson writes in an email. “I decided to start texting and emailing my friends about doing a song and the great folks at Central Market/HEB here in Texas gave us the support to do this fundraiser virtually. We want to make sure that HAAM have the funds they need so that our Austin musicians have the health insurance and care they need and deserve, especially during these unprecedented times.”

Hosting the Birthday Bash is a welcome positive sign for Benson, who went public with his COVID-19 diagnosis in late March while he was resting at home and experiencing bouts of dizziness and nausea. His infection never progressed beyond the mild stage, and by April 7th he posted a video to Facebook announcing that he’d made a full recovery.