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Happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “On the Street Where You Live”

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

“Weed, Whiskey and Willie” — The Brothers Osborne

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “Ride Me Back Home”

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
by: Patrick Doyle

Watch Willie Nelson Pay Tribute to Horses in ‘Ride Me Back Home’

Nelson, who has more than 60 horses on his Texas property, says he was immediately moved by his friend Sonny Throckmorton’s song
by: Patrick Doyle

Willie Nelson turned 86 yesterday, announced a tour and appeared on the cover of our cannabis issue. The story is timed to Nelson’s new album Ride Me Back Home, out June 21st, which features new songs and covers of everyone from Guy Clark to Billy Joel.

On Tuesday, Nelson released a new video for “Ride Me Back Home,” a song co-written by his friend Sonny Throckmorton, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member.

The song is a tribute to horses who have seen better days (“Now they don’t need you/There’s no one to feed you/There’s fences where you used to roam/I wish I could gather up all of your brothers and you would just ride me back home”). It immediately moved Nelson, who has more than 60 rescue horses on his property outside Austin, Texas. “I’ve bought a lot of horses that were gonna be slaughtered,” Nelson said.

“It’s a good story,” Nelson added of the song, which Throckmorton actually wrote thinking about Willie’s horses. “I heard it and I said it fits exactly the same thing I’m doing. It just seemed natural.” Nelson last paid tribute to the animals in 2012’s “A Horse Called Music,” with Merle Haggard.

“Sonny lives right by Willie’s Luck studio,” Nelson’s producer/co-writer Buddy Cannon said. “He said he wrote that song because he was over there and saw Willie’s horses. I don’t even know if Willie knows that or not.”

Billy Joe Shaver, “I’m Gonna Live Forever” (Farm Aid 1994)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Happy, happy birthday, Willie Nelson

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Fans celebrating Willie Nelson a few years ago, in front of the Willie Nelson statue in Austin.

Willie Nelson in Rolling Stone

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Willie Nelson, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks — City of New Orleans

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

SiriusXM Radio celebrate’s Willie Nelson’s birthday

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Willie Nelson celebrates his birthday on April 29 and April 30. Find out why as he explains to his daughter & SiriusXM host Paula Nelson and producer Buddy Cannon on his exclusive SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse.

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Willie Nelson, “Still is Still Moving to Me” (Farm Aid 2018)

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, “Two Men With the Blues”

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

A country music icon teaming up with a jazz icon would seem to most to be an even stranger pairing than, say, a heavy metal icon with a bluegrass icon. But followers of both Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis would know that there’s hardly anything unnatural about these two teaming up to make music together.

The red-headed stranger, however, is no stranger to the blues. Willie Nelson even made all-out blues record with 2000’s Milk Cow Blues, and most of the songs were rendered in the graceful, blues-jazz style of Bessie Smith — or more recently, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. Better yet, go back to 1978 and his landmark re-imaginings of classic jazz standards on Stardust. Nelson even guested on a Herb Ellis record saluting Western swing as a session guitarist without sounding out of place.

Wynton Marsalis, on the other hand, has long been a keeper of the flame of old-timey jazz, including music from when the lines between jazz and blues were still blurry. He adores the same old classic tunes that Willie Nelson does, and loves to render these songs with a strong sense of swing that strangely fits well with Nelson’s nasally, singular vocal delivery.

Captured live over a two-night gig at the Lincoln Center, their collaboration Two Men With the Blues arrived on July 8, 2008. It was the perfect setting. There were great acoustics, and no studio rehearsal was needed to play songs these guys know so well, anyway. Wynton Marsalis’ band was supple, tighter than a drum and swung as hard as Count Basie when called upon. Willie Nelson, meanwhile, gaves them plenty of space to strut their stuff, too.

At the same time, the old cowboy was in charge of things, delivering his lines stubbornly his own relaxed, slightly melancholy way, but then again, his own way usually transcends whatever setting is presented to him. By the way, if you liked “Rainy Day Blues” and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” from Milk Cow Blues, wait until you hear it with Marsalis and his crack band backing Nelson up. Moreover, if “My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It” doesn’t make you nod and grin, you’re lacking a pulse.

I’m not one to run out and snap up everything either Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis puts out, but Two Men With the Blues, a collaboration between two national treasures, was special. They brought out the best of each other, solidifying the icon status that each has earned so many years ago.

New Willie Nelson album, “Ride Me Back Home” coming June 21, 2019

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Ride Me Back Home — Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 13th for the label) — on Friday, June 21.

Ride Me Back Home will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats as well as part of exclusive merch bundles on Willie’s web store. The album’s title track is being released today.

Pre-order and hear “Ride Me Back Home” here:

The title track “Ride Me Back Home” is Willie’s sublime rendering of a song co-written by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Throckmorton expressing a love for horses and their spirituality.

“Sonny lives right by Willie’s Luck studio,” longtime friend/producer/musical compadre Buddy Cannon pointed out. “He said he wrote that song because he was over there and saw Willie’s horses. I don’t even know if Willie knows that or not.”

The horses to which Cannon refers are a group of more than 60 that Willie has adopted over the years, rescuing them from the slaughterhouse and giving them a home on his “Luck” ranch. 

“With Willie Nelson’s Ride Me Back Home, the artist rounds out a trilogy about mortality that began in 2017 with God’s Problem Child and was followed in 2018 with Last Man Standing,” observed American writer and music journalist Mikal Gilmore. “Ride Me Back Home, though, brings a different component of mortality into view: empathy.”

A reflective, upbeat journey through life, love and time’s inescapable rhythms viewed from Willie’s inimitable perspective, Ride Me Back Home finds the artist in full appreciation of every moment, sharing his experience in songs he’s written and songs he loves to sing.

This is the 13th album that Cannon has produced for Willie in a little over a decade and the album debuts three new songs co-written by the pair: “Come On Time,” “Seven Year Itch” and “One More Song to Write.”

Throckmorton co-wrote with his daughter Debby, Joe Manual & Lucinda Hinton), Willie pays musical tribute to a variety of pop and country songwriters and performers, covering Billy Joel (“Just the Way You Are”), Mac Davis (“It’s Hard to Be Humble” with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson) and a pair of songs by the late American country/folk artist Guy Clark (“Immigrant Eyes” and “My Favorite Picture of You,” the title song from Clark’s 2014 Grammy-winning Best Folk Album). 

Filling out Ride Me Back Home are Willie’s soulful interpretation of Buzz Rabin’s classic country composition “Maybe I Should Have Been Listening,” his take on Skip Denenberg & Dan “Bee” Spears’ “Nobody’s Listening” (before his death in 2011, bassist Spears had played with Willie for more than forty years)and the artist’s 2019 return to “Stay Away From Lonely Places,” an outlaw country deep cut Willie first wrote and recorded for his 1972 album The Words Don’t Fit The Picture.

“I’m the biggest Willie Nelson fan there is, and I thought I knew every song that he ever did. But I had never heard that song. It sounded totally new to me,” said Buddy Cannon, who lobbied to get Willie to revisit the track. “He’s a born troubadour. It’s the greatness: That early genius that was him and his songs is still there.” 

Earlier this year, Willie Nelson’s My Way, his musical homage to Frank Sinatra (and 12th Legacy album), took home the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and became Willie’s 13th Grammy win.

Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home 


01. Ride Me Back Home
02. Come On Time
03. My Favorite Picture of You 04. Seven Year Itch
05. Immigrant Eyes
06. Stay Away From Lonely Places
07. Just The Way You Are
08. One More Song To Write
09. Nobody’s Listening
10. It’s Hard To Be Humble (with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson)
11. Maybe I Should’ve Been Listening   Produced by Buddy Cannon

Willie Nelson & Family Live, “Pancho and Lefty”

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

“I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again” — Toby Keith, Scott Emerick

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Owens”Sing Me Back Home” (Anaheim Stadium October 1980)

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019