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Willie Nelson and LeeAnn Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

It’s Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “A Horse Called Music”

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Willie Nelson and Kimmie Rhodes

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Willie Nelson and sons, for John Varvatos

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Willie Nelson, “The sound in Your Mind”

Saturday, June 18th, 2016


Another Willie Nelson cover: Logan Blade

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Logan Blade

When Logan Blade was two-years-old, he was diagnosed with Autism. Soon after, his speech limited from babbling and trying to say “Mama” or “Dada” to nothing. When he reached kindergarten, Logan’s parents found out he could read and “spell words like Encyclopedia and Astronaut”, although he could only answer “yes” or “no” to questions.

At around 3-years-old, Logan began playing the piano even though he never took a lesson. Once he began taking music lessons, his music teacher, Kim Sutton, learned he could sing. He does not speak, but he sings beautifully. According to Logan’s bio on, you can “put a microphone in his hand and you know there is a God because he has perfect pitch…He can also hear a song and then play it by heart.”

At a recent performance, he blew everyone away with a rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”. Nelson was so moved by the performance that he shared it on his own Facebook page.  “Logan is Autistic,” he wrote in the caption. “He has little to no speech. But he can sing Willie Nelson’s music. Great job Logan!”

Logan even tried to emulate Willie’s unique twang and it’s very apparent that he feels extremely comfortable on stage! Watch Logan’s amazing performance below.

Happy Shoeshine Friday! Enjoy some Willie Nelson today, and smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Willie Nelson, ‘Nacogdoches Sessions’

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

On April 29th, 2007, Willie Nelson and Texas Roadhouse released the Nacogdoches Sessions, a rare and previously unreleased acoustic recording of traditional standards featuring the late legendary players, Paul Buskirk and Paul Schmitt.

These live sessions, recorded in 1997 at Encore Studios in Nacogdoches, TX, are the last recordings Willie would share with his teacher, friend and world renowned mandolin player, Paul Buskirk.

Buskirk dedicated much of his life to music education and the Nacogdoches Sessions will carry on that tradition by creating educational opportunities through scholarships established with record sale proceeds. The Nacogdoches Sessions also represent the only live session recordings of traditional standards performed by Willie Nelson.
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  • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
  • A Dreamer’s Holiday
  • Corine, Corina
  • Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
  • To Each His Own
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
  • Golden Earrings
  • Columbus Stockade Blues
  • I Can’t Begin To Tell You
  • I’ll String Along With You
  • I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • How High The Moon
  • Stardust

Willie Nelson, Amos Lee, Mickey Raphael, “El Camino” (Farm Aid 25, Milwaukee, WI) (Oct. 2, 2010)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Amos Lee is performing in Colorado this fall, and it reminded me how much I love this song they recorded together, and performed on stage at Farm Aid. It’s on one of Amos Lee’s albums.

Here’s the studio recording, so beautiful.

Willie Nelson, “Senses”

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

written by Glen Campbell and Jeannie Seeley.

Willie Nelson, “Rainbow Connection”

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Another Willie Nelson cover: Leon Bridges and Robert Ellis, “Funny, How Time Slips Away “

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Robert Ellis was joined by Leon Bridges in St. Louis to perform Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away.” Eric Freeman

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Robert Ellis was joined by Leon Bridges in St. Louis to perform Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away.” Eric Freeman

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Leon Bridges might be best known for spinning his own soul revival, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lay down a classic country number with a fellow Texan — in this case, a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away” with Robert Ellis. Bridges made a surprise appearance at Ellis’ St. Louis show earlier this week, where both guitar men ditched their axes for a smooth and sultry Detroit-meets-Nashville version of the often-recorded tune: Ellis on the keys, Bridges clutching a glass of the brown stuff. Watch the fan-shot video above.

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Approaching genre with a more elastic point of view isn’t anything new to Ellis, particularly in the wake of his most recent self-titled LP, which was inspired by everything from ambient jazz to the Eighties pop records of composer Randy Newman. And covering Nelson isn’t out of bounds for Bridges, either — he sang “Funny How Time Slips Away” at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., back in January, when the Red Headed Stranger was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. This particular track from Nelson’s extensive catalog has been sung by everyone from Elvis to the Supremes to Al Green and Lyle Lovett, whose duet version took home a Grammy.

“I’m so confused and perplexed by what people think of genres right now,” Ellis tells Rolling Stone Country. “The tuff that people think sounds one way, to me, sounds completely different. My criteria for listening to music is a lot different than how most people listen to things. Harmony and writing are much more fundamental in a song than the accent someone has.”

This Day in Willie Nelson History: “Georgia on My Mind” #1 Country Chart (June 10, 1978)

Friday, June 10th, 2016


On June 10, 1978 Willie Nelson’s remake of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia On My Mind” tops the Billboard country chart.

Happy Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Happy weekend! Enjoy this video that Willie Nelson created himself, on his computer, on his bus.