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Willie Nelson confirms rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

www.USAtoday.com

The rumors of Willie Nelson’s imminent demise have been exaggerated, his publicist says, disputing reports the country music icon is on death’s door.

“He’s perfectly fine,” Elaine Schock told the Associated Press on Wednesday, attempting to finally shut down rumors sparked by a March 13 Radar Online story that described the 83-year-old as “deathly ill” and said his lungs weren’t strong enough to perform.

A “bad cold”  forced Nelson to cancel several shows in January and February, but he was back onstage by Feb. 16, when he played at a San Antonio rodeo. And last week he performed at a Houston stadiumfor 75,000 fans, where he appeared to be in good health and had no problems singing.

Wllie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.

A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was “deathly ill,” weak as a baby and unable to muster the breath to sing. The story is the basis for reports shared by other websites, including washingtonfeed.com and uconservative.net.

Elaine Schock, Nelson’s publicist, denied the reports and pointed to his performances at concerts in recent weeks as evidence of the singer’s health.

Nelson’s death has been erroneously reported so many times that he addresses the problem on his new album, God’s Problem Child, due in April.

A sample lyric from Still Not Dead: “The Internet said I had passed away, but you can’t believe a damn thing that they say.”

Willie Nelson & Family, Houston Rodeo 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Raelyn Nelson: new shirts, new puns, new album and tour

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Hey y’all!

Raelyn Nelson here…     we have been recording the last few songs for a new RNB album due out the week of summer solstice (my favorite time of year). We will be in Denton, Texas on March 30, McGonigel’s in Houston on March 31, and the Townsend in Austin on April 1. If you are in Texas, come party with us.

I hope you enjoy your exclusive view of the new episode of Pun with Raelyn Nelson and thank you for your support!

Peace, Love, and Angels,

Raelyn

pun with Raelyn Nelson episode 17

New shirts.  Handsome models!

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“True Love”, from Willie Nelson’s new album, “God’s Problem Child”

Monday, March 20th, 2017

True Love (Lyrics)- Willie Nelson

“True Love,” a beautiful new song written by Willie and Buddy Cannon for Willie’s new album, ‘God’s Problem Child.’ Pre-order your copy today:https://willienelson.lnk.to/gdprob!315

Posted by Willie Nelson on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“True Love,” a beautiful new song written by Willie and Buddy Cannon for Willie’s new album, ‘God’s Problem Child.’ Pre-order your copy today:
https://willienelson.lnk.to/gdprob!315

Willie Nelson and Family, “I Woke Up Still Not Dead Again Today” (Luck Reunion) (Mar. 15, 2017)

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Willie Nelson celebrates Ray Benson’s Birthday in Austin (Mar. 14, 2017)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

http://rare.us

Fans got a big surprise when Willie Nelson showed up unannounced at Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Bensen’s early birthday bash on March 14.

The celebration, which took place in Austin, Texas behind advertising firm GSD&M, is part of a South By Southwest tradition held to raise money for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).

In this clip, Willie, 83, is shown jamming out to “Whiskey River” alongside Ray and the Avett Brothers. According to Austin 360, the harmonica-infused track, which appears on the country legend’s 1973 “Shotgun Willie” album, was the first of many in the set list he played that night.

Willie also teamed up with the birthday boy on a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Pancho & Lefty.”

Willie continued to delight folks with songs including one off his upcoming LP, “God’s Problem Child,” called “Still Not Dead.” After running through a dozen or so songs, he concluded his performance with the iconic “On The Road Again.”

Aside from Willie and the Avett Brothers, other artists in attendance included Sunny Sweeney, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Shelly King, Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland and Charlie Sexton. Ray turned 66 on March 16.

The two have been friends a long time.

 

Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver, “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy and Me” (Luck Reunion)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

The crowd went crazy when Billy Joe Shaver joined Willie Nelson on stage last night at the Luck Reunion, at Willie’s western ranch outside Austin. The two friends conferred for a minute, and then broke in to “Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and me. Willie played the song on Trigger like he did it every night. He is an amazing guitar player. Billy Joe is such a story teller, incredible songwriter and so much fun to watch.

Alison Krauss, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Alison Krauss was one of the many artists who gathered in Washington DC in November 2015, to honor Willie Nelson, when he received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Songs.

Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Willie Nelson has collaborated with Bonnie Raitt three times: In 1993, on “Getting Over You ” on Across the Borderline,  in 1979 playing guitar on “Trouble In Mind”, and in 2001 harmonizing on “You Remain.”

“You Remain” with Willie Nelson (2001)

“I really only sang the background,” remembers Raitt, “But the song still stays in my heart.”

Willie Nelson, “Stardust”

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Another Willie Nelson cover: “Yesterday’s Wine” — Jamey Johnson, George Jones, Blackberry Smoke

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Willie Nelson, “Heartaches by the Numbers”

Friday, March 10th, 2017

“It Gets Easier”, Willie Nelson

Friday, March 10th, 2017

www.LATimes.com
by:  Randy Lewis

Two life truisms appear to be at the heart of Willie Nelson’s forthcoming album, “God’s Problem Child”: Nobody’s getting any younger, and no one gets out of here alive.

The Red Headed Stranger, like millions of music fans, became all the more acutely aware of those facts in 2016 thanks to a slew of high-profile musicians’ deaths, perhaps none affecting Nelson more than those of two longtime friends and fellow musical mavericks, Merle Haggard and Leon Russell.

“It gets easier, as we get older, it gets easier to say, ‘Not today,’” Nelson sings in “It Gets Easier,” the first video from the album, which The Times is premiering. It was written by Nelson with another longtime collaborator, songwriter-producer Buddy Cannon, who has steered the proceedings on the new album.

The black-and-white video opens with a shot of blades of grass gently blowing in the wind and the sun on the horizon.

Nelson channels a sense of freedom that comes with advancing years and the inevitability of certain regrets as he continues, “I don’t have to do/ One damn thing I don’t want to do/ Except for missing you/ And that won’t go away.”

The outdoor scenes are interwoven with footage of Nelson seated in a recording studio before a microphone, gently singing the song using his signature elastic phrasing, no unnecessary frills in his wispy-around-the-edges vocal.

“We weren’t planning on making a concept record or anything,” Cannon told music journalist Mikal Gilmore in an essay about the album that’s expected to be posted on Nelson’s website, “but it kind of turned out like that.”

Along with “It Gets Easier,” Nelson and Cannon wrote eight other songs for the collection, the most Nelson has composed for an album in years. The title track was written by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, and it closes with a song Gary Nicholson wrote with Nelson in mind and reflecting on Haggard’s life and legacy, “He Won’t Ever Be Gone.”

“God’s Problem Child,” due April 28, is Nelson’s ninth studio album since he signed a new record deal with Sony Legacy in 2012, an average of two per year.

“He’s a born troubadour,” Cannon told Gilmore. “That early genius that was him and his songs is still there. … It’s like Willie says: He thinks he and his guitar [Trigger] will both break at the same time.”

Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, “Spanish Eyes”

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Willie Nelson, “A Woman’s Love” (from new album “God’s Problem Child”)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

WILLIE NELSON – GOD’S PROBLEM CHILD

1. Little House On The Hill (Lyndel Rhodes)

2. Old Timer (Donnie Fritz / Lenny LeBlanc)

3. True Love (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

4. Delete And Fast Forward (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

5. A Woman’s Love (Mike Reid / Sam Hunter)

6. Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

7. Butterfly (Sonny Throckmorton / Mark Sherrill)

8. Still Not Dead (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

9. God’s Problem Child (Jamey Johnson / Tony Joe White)

10. It Gets Easier (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

11. Lady Luck (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

12. I Made A Mistake (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)

13. He Won’t Ever Be Gone (Gary Nicholson)