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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
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


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)

“It Gets Easier”

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Willie and producer Buddy Cannon wrote seven new songs for the new album ‘God’s Problem Child,’ Here’s a clip of one of them, “It Gets Easier”–check out the full video tomorrow.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson, “Heart of Gold” (Farm Aid 1995)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Merle Haggard to be honored in Nashville by Willie Nelson & Friends (April 6, 2017)

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Merle Haggard will be the focus of a new tribute concert set for April 6th in Nashville. “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard” marks what would have been the influential singer-songwriter’s 80th birthday as well as the first anniversary of his death: Haggard died on April 6th, 2016.

Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert anchor the wildly diverse lineup: Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Loretta Lynn and John Mellencamp are all on the bill, along with Kacey Musgraves, the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, John Anderson, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare, Ronnie Dunn and Jamey Johnson.

Southern-rock road warriors Lynyrd Skynyrd, Americana pioneer Lucinda Williams and Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes are also set to perform. Haggard’s guitarist son Ben Haggard, Don Was and Buddy Cannon are the concert’s music directors.

Held at the Bridgestone Arena, the show is a production of Blackbird Presents, who staged a similar all-star tribute to Kris Kristofferson last March.

Haggard, one the architects of the Bakersfield Sound and an inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 1994, was revered for his way with a lyric. He wrote and recorded such country classics as 1966’s “The Bottle Let Me Down,” 1968’s “Mama Tried” and 1969’s “Okie From Muskogee.”
Tickets for “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard” went on sale Friday, March 3rd.

Lukas Nelson, “You Were Always on My Mind”

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Luck Reunion (March 16, 2017)

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Keep your eyes on this page, because we will have a lot to share in the coming days. In the meantime, a little reminder of how we do things in Luck.We hope you will join us again on March 16th!

Posted by Luck Reunion on Monday, January 16, 2017

Keep your eyes on this page, because we will have a lot to share in the coming days. In the meantime, a little reminder of how we do things in Luck.

We hope you will join us again on March 16th!

Willie Nelson sings, “Little House on the Hill”,by Lyndel Rhodes

Sunday, March 5th, 2017


Little House on The Hill – Sneak Peak

Do you remember the video of Lyndel Rhodes, Buddy Cannon's mom, hearingWillie's recording of her song "Little House on The Hill" for the firsttime? Check out a sneak peak of the new track from 'God's Problem Child.’Pre-Order Today: God’s Problem Child deluxe product

Posted by Willie Nelson on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Willie Nelson records “Little House on the Hill” for his new album, “God’s Problem Child”, to be released April 28, 2017.

The song was written by Buddy Cannon’s mother, Lyndel Rhodes.  Buddy shared this video of him mother listening to Willie’s recording of her song, and it was watched millions of times on YouTube.

You can get Willie’s new album at your favorite independent record store on April 28th (that’s what I’m going to do), but if you live out in the middle of nowhere, or don’t get around much anymore, or on busy on your own tour or with your own business, we can order it and have it shipped right to our door.

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by:  Alexander Zaslow

At 92 years old, Lyndel Rhodes can now add “songwriter” to her resume.

Rhodes, who lives a few hours from Nashville, recently had a song she wrote recorded by country great Willie Nelson. She’s got her son, Buddy Cannon, to thank for it.

Growing up, Rhodes loved music, and she passed that passion down to her son went on to become a music producer, working with artists like Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire and Willie Nelson.


A few years back, Cannon was visiting his mom at her home when she showed him some songs she’d written for fun.

One, called “Little House On The Hill,” made an impression.

“[It] stuck in my head all these years, and when it came time to work on Willie Nelson’s new album, I thought it’d be something he’d like,” Cannon, 69, told TODAY


“I wanted to capture her reaction to listening to Willie sing the song for the first time, but she was very emotional,” Cannon said.

More than a million people have now watched her wiggle her feet as she sang along.

Rhodes and Nelson have never met in person.

But, in the ten years they’ve been working together, Cannon occasionally has shared with Nelson videos of his mother-son jam sessions.

This led to Rhodes receiving a special phone call from Nelson a couple years ago telling her how much he enjoys listening to her play the harmonica.

He also invited her on the road with him, saying he’d save her a bunk on the bus.

“Willie is a bigger fan of my mom’s than she is of him,” Cannon said.

Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra, “A Foggy Day in London Town”

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

“Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings”, with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson and more (airs on CMT April 7th)

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Blackbird Presents Home

On Monday, July 6, 2015, a collection of music’s legendary outlaws and rising superstars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event at ACL Live At The The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, to honor Waylon Jennings, one of the most influential musicians of the Outlaw Country movement. The concert event was filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media.

OUTLAW: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WAYLON JENNINGS featured performances by: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, and Jessi Colter.

Grammy Award-winner Don Was served as co-music director and led an all-star band backing the performers at this concert event. Legendary music producer Buddy Cannon also served as co-music director. “Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother, and musical soul mate”, said Willie Nelson. “Playing his songs with these incredible artists, is going to be one hell of a concert event.”

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the two-hour broadcast premiere will air on CMT at 10 pm ET/PT, and Sony Legacy will release the concert film as a CD/DVD combo / digital download which is available for immediate preorder.

The full length concert film features performances by Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings, Buddy Miller, Jessi Colter, Robert Earl Keen, & Bobby Bare. See the official trailer.

The CMT premiere and DVD both include a range of Jennings classics, such as “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” (performed by Willie Nelson and Toby Keith), “Lonesome, On’ry And Mean” (performed by Eric Church), “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” (performed by Chris Stapleton), a very special performance of “Highwayman,” (performed by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson) and an all-star grand finale performance of “Luckenbach, Texas.”

In a heartfelt reflection on the project, Jessi Colter recalled a beautiful lyric she wrote – “You did hang the moon, didn’t you Waylon?”

See more photos here.