Archive for the ‘You Tube, Vimeo’ Category

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

This day in Willie Nelson History: Making of ‘Mendocino County Line’ video (December 26, 2001)

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

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On December 26, 2001, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack filmed the video to “Mendocino County Line” in downtown Austin, Texas.

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Janis Tillerson took the great picture of the sign. I took the blurry picture of the street.

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Willie Nelson, “Pretty Paper”

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Willie Nelson, “Frosty, the Snowman”

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Willie Nelson in “Angels Sing”

Monday, December 24th, 2018

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Already a holiday movie favorite!

Angels Sing starring Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton available in stores December 2. (CNW Group/Entertainment One)

“Angels Sing”, starring Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson and Connie Britton now available on DVD.

Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson, “Merry Merry Christmas Baby”

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Willie Nelson, “December Day”

Friday, December 21st, 2018

“The Willie Song”, by the Madisons

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Today Glide is excited to premiere one of the EP’s standout songs, “The Willie Song”. This tune in particular stands out because it was contributed by Jaz Lee Short, a Fort Worth based singer-songwriter who the band adores. The song melds the energy of a rootin’ tootin’ jamboree with that of a raucous punk rock show complete with plenty of pedal steel twang, loose banjo picking, and a fun fiddle jam. The band sings along to the lead vocals in their loose hootenanny style as the lyrics tell a tale of moving to Austin and worshipping at the altar of the Red-Headed Stranger himself, Willie Nelson. With enough pot smoking to make Willie smile and plenty of late-night shenanigans chronicled – not to mention a kick ass little guitar solo – the song takes on an alt-country meets cowpunk sound with a healthy dose of Texas swagger. It also romanticizes hippie redneck vibe that put Austin, Texas on the map and is increasingly tough to find as the city sells its soul one condo at a time.

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Madisons are an 8-piece garage-folk band based out of Austin. Founded by lead singer and main songwriter Dominic Solis in 2011, the band is known for their deeply personal lyrics, vivid and honest storytelling containing equal parts profound misery and inescapable joy, and their jubilantly raucous live shows. This, combined with touring all over the U.S. has earned the band a small but dedicated national following. Many local fans affectionately refer to them as “Austin’s best kept secret”. Madisons have released four full length albums to date and will be releasing an EP, Country Music Sunday!!!, in January 4, 2019.

With their new EP, however, they take a step sideways to a genre of music they’ve long adored but never really attacked head on. COUNTRY MUSIC SUNDAY!!! offers a hint of what the Madisons can achieve when they try to play it straight, yet it’s filtered through their own offbeat way of making music. Its five songs are traditional, ramshackle, filled with youthful energy, and a downright joy to hear.

COUNTRY MUSIC SUNDAY!!! gets its name from a semi-annual event band leader Dominic Solis and his wife, Denise, hold in their backyard. It started out approximately seven years ago as a way to fight a New Year’s Eve hangover. Initially just a song swap among friends, it’s grown into an early Sunday party, usually in the fall then in the spring around South By Southwest, attended by upwards of 100 people with a beer sponsor, breakfast tacos for everyone, and all sorts of what the Madisons consider country music filling the air.

A follow-up 2017’s well received No Man’s Land and their fifth long player over all, COUNTRY MUSIC SUNDAY!!! remains a testament to the band’s thinking when they first formed. They’re a bunch of friends – some acting as a songwriter and not performers – others standing by for support, all obviously in love with what they do.

In their own words, the band describes the inspiration behind the song:

“Austin, TX is without a doubt the house the Willie Nelson built, but Willie wasn’t born here. Austin has been going through a lot of changes over the years. It might not have the small town charm it once did, but really good people still live here, AND some really great people still move here. They help keep that old spirit alive, and we fancy ourselves part of that tribe.”

Willie Nelson & Faron Young, “Four in the Morning” (song by Jerry Chestnut, RIP)

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Rest in peace, singer songwriter Jerry Chestnut, who passed away last Saturday.  He was 87.

You can read more about Jerry Chestnut, his life and songwriting career on the New York Times website.

 

ASHVILLE — Jerry Chesnut, a blue-collar songwriter who wrote hits for Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and more than 100 other popular artists, including another Elvis, Costello, died on Saturday at his home in Brentwood, Tenn. He was 87.

Mr. Chesnut had a gift for illuminating the struggles of working people, like the beleaguered factory hand in “Oney,” a song, drawn from his experience with a tyrannical employer, that became a Top 10 country hit for Johnny Cash in 1972.

“Looking at the World Through a Windshield,” a two-stepping country hit for the singer Del Reeves in 1968, portrays a solitary trucker speeding through the night, longing for home. Written with Mike Hoyer, the song was later recorded by the country-rock bands Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and Son Volt.

Mr. Chesnut, who grew up in rural eastern Kentucky, came by his working-class sensibilities honestly.

“I was born and raised in the coal-mining camps and the railroad center where they all came together,” he said in 2009 during a program held in his honor at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

To say the least,” he went on, “it was a very poor place to be from. When you’re from Harlan County, there’s no way to go but up.”

Mr. Chesnut wrote compellingly about heartbreak, as he did to great emotional effect in “A Good Year for the Roses,” a ballad that reached No. 2 on the country chart for George Jones in 1970.

In that song, a man pines for the woman who just left him:

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarettes there in the ashtray

Lyin’ cold the way you left ’em

But at least your lips caressed them

While you packed.

 

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Roy Orbison sings Willie Nelson’s, “Pretty Paper”

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

When Johnny Cash hosted his own variety show for two seasons on ABC in the early Seventies, each episode incorporated the feel of inviting viewers into the Cash home, with his new bride, June Carter Cash, and her mother and sisters, who performed as the Carter Family, singing along with the Man in Black each week. On a show that originally aired Christmas Day 1970, Cash and family, including his parents, brother Tommy and the country legend’s nine-moth-old son John Carter Cash, were joined by guests including comedian George Gobel, Opry star Minnie Pearl, the Everly Brothers and the Cash’s neighbor, rock & roll icon Roy Orbison, who was making a return appearance to the show.

>The episode, which featured a number of Christmas songs as well as a comical sketch in which Cash narrated a country-music version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, also featured a few non-seasonal tunes, but maintained a comfy home-for-the-holidays vibe throughout. Perhaps the most heartwarming highlight of the special episode was Orbison’s intensely beautiful acoustic performance of the now-holiday classic “Pretty Paper.”

Penned by Willie Nelson late in 1963, the song was inspired by an encounter with an amputee selling pencils and wrapping paper outside a department store. The following November it became the first track the future Hall of Fame entertainer would cut at RCA’s historic Studio B after signing a record deal with the label. But by that time, the song had already been a bona fide hit, as Orbison’s version entered the pop Top 20 during the 1963 holiday season, as the country was grieving the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Perfectly suited to Orbison’s dramatic but never maudlin singing style, “Pretty Paper” will forever be one of the songs most associated with the late vocalist. But in the years since its release, the song has been covered by dozens of additional artists including Glen Campbell, Marty Robbins, Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Pam Tillis, Julie Roberts, Don McLean, Carly Simon, Chris Isaak, Robert Ellis and the Lumineers.

The Christmas 1970 episode of the Johnny Cash Show will air Sunday, December 23rd, at 10:00 p.m. ET on GetTV, followed immediately by a 1977 Christmas special featuring Cash and Orbison along with Roy Clark, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Willie Nelson and Family, “Living in the Promised Land”

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Kris Kristofferson, “The Final Attraction”

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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Kris Kristofferson dedicates this song to Willie Nelson in concert, and tells his story about being inspired to write it while standing backstage, watching Willie Nelson perform and interact with his fans:

Final Attraction
by Kris Kristofferson

Well here you are
The final attraction
Awaiting direction
From somewhere above

Your finest performance
Approaching perfection
I know what you’re making
Is some kind of love

Somewhere in your lifetime
You were dared into feeling
So many emotions
That tear you apart

But they love you so badly
For sharing their sorrows
So pick up that guitar
Go break a heart

Come on boy, get back up there
You can do it one more time
For Hank Williams, go break a heart
And Janis Joplin, go break a heart
And John and June Carter,
And Stephen Bruton, go break a heart
And Waylon Jennings,
go break a heart
And John Lennon, go break a heart
And Roger Miller, ”
And Jimi Hendrix, ”
And Mickey Newbury, ”
And maybe one time for me
Go break a heart

Willie Nelson, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Willie Nelson, “Sister’s Coming Home”

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Happy Shoeshine Friday!

Friday, December 14th, 2018