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Happy Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “What Ever Happened to Peace on Earth”

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Dennis Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Willie Nelson and Ray Price

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Congratulations, Johnny Bush, “Whisky River” sung 2,000,000 times

Monday, November 11th, 2019

I think Willie has sung it that many times himself.

Willie Nelson, “Buddy”

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

“Willie Nelson Tickets” for Christmas, by Tara Thompson

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

www.soundslikenashville.com
by: Grace Lenehan Vaughn

If there’s one thing that Tara Thompson wants for Christmas, it’s tickets to a Willie Nelson show. She’s singing about the top item on her Christmas list in her new song “Willie Nelson Tickets,” the first release from her upcoming holiday-themed album, Hillbilly Christmas, which will be out by the end of November.

Willie Nelson for president, by God,” says Tara in an interview with Sounds Like Nashville. “He’s been my hero for a long time. I just love his songwriting, and I still haven’t gotten the chance to even be in the same room as him, so obviously, going to see him live would be a very good Christmas present for Tara Thompson. That was kind of the inspiration behind it.”

The tune, written by Thompson, James Cook, Marc Christian and Matt King, features a reference to Nelson’s song “Whiskey River,” as well nods to his ‘favorite hobby’ with lines like “I can smell the smoke from here.”

“It wouldn’t be a song about Willie Nelson if I didn’t include his favorite hobby — it just makes sense,” says Thompson. “I just went for it. People are loving it and hopefully it stays that way.”

The song’s witty lyrics are coupled with a throwback country instrumentation complete with steel guitar, harmonica, and a piano solo straight out of a western saloon. Thompson says fans can expect a similar style on the entire Hillbilly Christmas project.

“I wanted, when you heard it, it would be super country —  a country song, and the lyrics are what make it Christmas,” Thompson says. “I want when people hear this to be like, ‘Wow, now that is country music.’ Not dissing new country by any means. I just wanted to bring back more of the old-school sound because I’m such an old-school artist, especially in my soul.”

The album will feature a wide range of songs, including the lighthearted “Wienerschnitzel,” the wistful “Christmas Eve,” and a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.” Thompson also recorded a music video for “Christmas Eve,” out Nov. 22. This collection of songs, which will be released independently, will be Thompson’s first full offering since her Someone To Take Your Place EP released in 2016 on Big Machine Records.

“It felt like a lifetime ago because you go from promoting a single and doing radio tour to nothing,” says Thompson of the transition in her career. “It’s been kind of a blessing in disguise because I wouldn’t have been able to do this Christmas album if I wouldn’t have had all this time. It was honestly the last thing in the world I would ever think of putting out, and now it’s the most perfect thing in the world to put out.”

Happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “City of New Orleans”

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “I Never Cared For You”, (Live at Farm Aid 1998)

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “You Were Always on My Mind”

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Bonnie Raitt, Farm Aid 2019, “Are You Ready for a Thing Called Love”

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

www.FarmAid.org

Willie Nelson & Family, Farm Aid 2019 (9/22/2019) (East Troy, Wisconsin)

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Happy happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Willie Nelson, “Grave Digger”

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 1994)

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Billy Joe Shaver performs “Georgia on a Fast Train” live at the Farm Aid concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 18, 1994. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

For more information about Farm Aid, visit www.FarmAid.org