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Willie Nelson, “Denver”

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Happy Shoeshine Friday! And what happened to June?

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Willie Nelson on the David Letterman Show (1987)

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

“Country Roads” “On the Road Again” “I Will Always Love You” country artists’ mash up

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Willie Nelson sings Frank Sinatra, “I’ll Be Around” (on new album My Way out Sept 14)

Sunday, August 26th, 2018
by: Jonathan Bernstein

Willie Nelson has released an in-studio video for “I’ll Be Around,” the latest song from My Way, his upcoming album of Frank Sinatra standards due in September.

“Your latest love/can never last/and when it’s past,” Nelson sings in his trademark phrasing, “I’ll be around when he’s gone.”

The album, co-produced by Matt Rollings and Nelson’s longtime collaborator Buddy Cannon, is the first solo album from the 85-year-old singer since Last Man Standing, released earlier this year.

“He’s my favorite singer,’ Nelson said of Sinatra in 2016. “I loved the way he phrased — that he’s kind of sung it the way he wanted to.”

Penned by Alec Wilder, “I’ll Be Around” is the second song Nelson has released from his Sinatra collection, which will feature rich horn and string arrangements as Nelson tackles mid-century classics like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Blue Moon” and “My Way.” The album also features a duet with Norah Jones on the 1929 Cole Porter standard “What Is This Thing Called Love.”

Willie Nelson’s new album, “My Way”, his tribute to Sinatra, will be released on September 14th.


Willie Nelson’s ‘American Classic’ (August 25, 2009)

Saturday, August 25th, 2018


Photograph by Ian Gittler / Used With Permission


  1. The Nearness of You
  2. Fly Me to the Moon
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine
  4. If I Had You (with Diana Krall)
  5. Ain’t Misbehaving
  6. I Miss You So
  7. Because of You
  8. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Norah Jones)
  9. Angel Eyes
  10. On the Street Where You Live
  11. Since I Fell For You
  12. You Were Always on My Mind

Happy Shoeshine Friday with Willie Nelson

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Asleep at the Wheel, Avett Brothers, “Willie Got There First”

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

“Willie Got There First” appears on Asleep at the Wheel’s album ‘New Routes,’ due out September 14th
by:  Jeff Gage

After 48 years of making music, Asleep at the Wheel will be the first to admit there’s nothing new under the sun — and when it comes to country songs, you can probably thank Willie Nelson for those. So says the veteran Texas swing act on their latest track, “Willie Got There First,” featuring Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers.

Written by Seth Avett, “Willie Got There First” is a playful ode to the Red Headed Stranger and his omnipresent influence on the genre. “I had such a good idea for a song, but Willie got there first,” he sings, his voice taking on a hint of Nelson’s own famous, airy warble. Dropping in references to several of Nelson’s songs and albums, including Phases and Stages, the song spares no compliment, even comparing the 85-year-old Texan to a “Renaissance master.” That cross-generational admiration gets underlined by Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson — a cohort of Nelson’s since the Seventies — chiming in on the last verse and chorus. Guests on the track include two longtime Nelson collaborators: his sister Bobbie, at the piano, and Mickey Raphael playing the harmonica.

“Willie Got There First” will be the final track on New Routes, the 11-song collection due out September 14th that is Asleep at the Wheel’s first of mostly new music in over a decade. The 10-time Grammy winning band visits Kalamazoo, Michigan tonight to play Bell’s Electric Café.

Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller’s ‘Old Friends’

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
by:  John Freeman

Few sounds in popular music are as instantly familiar and welcoming as that of Willie Nelson’s guitar. His offbeat picking style is the first thing one can hear on Nelson’s new recording of “Old Friends” with Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, to be featured on the upcoming Roger Miller tribute King of the Road.

Penned by Miller, the song served as the title track of his collaborative 1982 album with Nelson. The original version, featuring additional vocals by Ray Price, went on to peak at Number 19 — Miller’s highest-charting country single since 1973’s “Open Up Your Heart.” The new version, on which Nelson, Kristofferson and Haggard warmly swap lines like a group of lifelong pals, was one of Haggard’s final recordings before his death in April 2016.

King of the Road, featuring new recordings of Miller’s classics by Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and many others, will be released on August 31st.

Another Willie Nelson cover, Elvis Presley, “Always on My Mind”

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything i’ll Ever Do Again”

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson history: Patsy Cline records “Crazy” (August 21, 1961)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

On August 21, 1961, Patsy Cline records Crazy at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville

The Highwaymen, “City of New Orleans”

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Willie Nelson and Paul English

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Another Willie Nelson cover, Aretha Franklin, “Nighlife”

Sunday, August 19th, 2018