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Three classic country recordings have been selected for the 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees.
Willie Nelson’s classic 1978 standards album, Stardust, is going into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The honorees also include “Honky’ Tonkin,” by Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys from 1947, and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’”San Antonio Rose,” from 1939.
The Grammy Hall of Fame honors recordings that are at least 25 years old that have made a big historical or cultural impact. There are currently 987 titles in the Grammy Hall of Fame, on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
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On August 13, 1988 Willie Nelson becomes the first artist ever to have an album spend 10 years on the Billboard country chart as “Stardust” logs its 520th week.
Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “What’ll I Do?” (from new album, “December Day”) [video coming soon]Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Another beautiful video by David von Roehm and the talented folks at Luck Films.
[Sorry, the video is still being edited. Stay tuned!]
Willie Nelson’s self-penned “Laws of Nature” is a sweetly simplistic love letter to Mother Earth. The song, featured on the country icon’s new December Day album of collaborations with his sister, Bobbie Nelson, extolls the virtues of the sun, rain, wind and air and reminds that they are life forces.
“I’m not really sure where I was coming from on that, or where I went. [Laughs] But it seemed to be the thing to write at the time,” Willie says. “Somebody says it’s like a science lesson.”
“It is like a science lesson,” Bobbie, a member of her brother’s band since 1973, chimes in. “I learned a lot by listening to this song.”
For the accompanying video, the Nelson siblings alternate performance clips from Willie’s Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas, with scenic shots of Texas farmland. Perhaps in an attempt to persuade the viewer to appreciate beauty all around, the landscape video mimics the view from a moving car. It’s a fitting musical tribute from the Farm Aid co-founder, who also owns his own bio-diesel brand.
In fact, December Day was largely inspired by family jam sessions on board the Honeysuckle Rose, Willie’s biodiesel-fueled tour bus. Released last week, the LP finds the Nelsons coupling new songs such as “Laws of Nature” with revamped hits including “Who’ll Buy My Memories?” and covers of American classics, including Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “What’ll I Do.” December Day is the first installment in Legacy Recordings’ Willie’s Stash series, a collection that will revisit decades of country hits by the American treasure, along with treasured new tunes.
by: Larry Holden
Rhonda Vincent, known as the queen of bluegrass, is No. 1 on the charts again — this time with country legend Willie Nelson.
Vincent holds the top spot on the national bluegrass airplay chart for the month of December with song “Only Me,” — the title track on her newest album– a duet with Nelson.
It marks the first time Nelson has been at the top of the Bluegrass Unlimited national airplay chart.
“What a perfect Christmas gift, here in December,” Vincent said. “Thanks to the fans, to our friends, to our djs and everyone who has played this song. We appreciate it so much!”
The Billy Yates/Roger Brown penned track features the exact same guitar riff played in the 1980 No.1 smash, “On the Road Again.”
Last month Vincent was at the top of the charts with “Busy City,” which served as the lead single from “Only Me.”
For more on Vincent check out www.rhondavincent.com