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This day in Willie Nelson history: “Red Headed Stranger” inducted to Library of Congress National Recording Registry (6/23/2010)

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
by Ann Donahue

Recordings by Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of “Gypsy” are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced today (June 23) to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

Under the terms of 2000’s National Recording Preservation Act, the criteria for preservation by the Library of Congress are that the work be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and be at least 10 years old. Nominations were gathered from online submissions from the public and from members of the National Recording Preservation Board.

In its citation for Shakur’s “Dear Mama,” the NRPB calls the song a “moving and eloquent homage to both his own mother and all mothers struggling to maintain a family in the face of addiction, poverty and societal indifference.” Nelson’s album “Red Headed Stranger” is cited for its “uncommon elegance,” while R.E.M.’s “Radio Free Europe” is lauded for setting “the pattern for later indie rock releases by breaking through on college radio in the face of mainstream radio’s general indifference.”

According to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va. will preserve and maintain these recordings and henceforward make them available to the American public. There are now 300 recordings in the National Recording Registry.

Inductees for the 2009 National Recording Registry are:

1. Fon der Choope (From the Wedding) – Abe Elenkrig’s Yidishe Orchestra (April 4, 1913)
2. “Canal Street Blues,” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band (April 5, 1923)
3. “Tristan und Isolde,” Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior, NBC Broadcast (March 9, 1935)
4. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” Cliff Edwards (recorded 1938; released 1940)
5. “America’s Town Meeting of the Air: Should Our Ships Convoy Materials to England?” (May 8, 1941)
6. The Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam (July 20 – August 11, 1944)
7. “Evangeline Special” and “Love Bridge Waltz,” Iry LeJeune (1948)
8. “The Little Engine That Could,” narrated by Paul Wing (1949)
9. Leon Metcalf Collection of recordings of the First People of Western Washington State (1950-1954)
10. “Tutti Frutti,” Little Richard (1955)
11. “Smokestack Lightning,” Howlin’ Wolf (1956)
12. “Gypsy,” original cast recording (1959)
13. The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, Bill Evans Trio (June 25, 1961)
14. “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two),” Max Mathews (1961)
15. “I Started Out As a Child,” Bill Cosby (1964)
16. “Azucar Pa Ti,” Eddie Palmieri (1965)
17. “Today!,” “Mississippi” John Hurt (1966)
18. “Silver Apples of the Moon,” Morton Subotnick (1967)
19. “Soul Folk in Action,” The Staple Singers (1968)
20. “The Band,” The Band (1969)
21. “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Loretta Lynn (1970)
22. “Red Headed Stranger,” Willie Nelson (1975)
23. “Horses,” Patti Smith (1975)
24. “Radio Free Europe,” R.E.M. (1981)
25. “Dear Mama,” Tupac Shakur (1995)

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Happy Birthday, Kris Kristofferson

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

photo:  Danny Clinch

Happy birthday to Kris Kristofferson, who turns 83 today.


Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack, “Mendocino County Line”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Happy Shoeshine Friday

Friday, June 21st, 2019

“Loving Her Was Easier” — The Highwaymen, Aberdeen, Scotland 1992

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Loretta Lynn to Tabloids: ‘I Ain’t Dead and Neither is Willie’

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Well, through the years they've said I'm broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! Poor things can't ever get it right. I guess if those old pesky tabloids are harassing me then they're giving someone else a break……but I'm about an inch from taking 'em to Fist City! #raisinghell #yourmommashouldataughtyoubetter #tellthetruth #fistcity #trashtalkingtabloids #fakenews #liarliarpantsonfire

Posted by Loretta Lynn Official on Friday, June 14, 2019
by: Bobbie Moore

Negative reports about Loretta Lynn’s health clearly miss the mark, as the queen of country music feels well enough to put the tabloids in their place.

“This says I’m in a nursing home and on my death bed. You’re kidding me!,” she says in a Facebook video. “I’m not dead and neither is Willie. Both of us are going to come back to life and we’re going to raise hell.”

Although the video has a jovial tone, Lynn and many of her peers have ample reason to be fed up with

tabloid gossip. For decades, fans and loved ones of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and others have read false and often mean-spirited headlines while waiting in line at the supermarket.

Lynn’s video description addresses years of rumors with a heaping helping of Southern-fried snark: “Well, through the years they’ve said I’m broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! Poor things can’t ever get it right. I guess if those old pesky tabloids are harassing me then they’re giving someone else a break… but I’m about an inch from taking them to Fist City!”

She caps off her rant about spreaders of falsehoods with perhaps the greatest hashtag of 2019: #yourmommashouldataughtyoubetter.


Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Phil Lesh, Survivialists in Hartford

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
by: Jedd Ferris

Willie Nelson & Family welcomed the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh to the stage on Sunday night to sing a set-closing medley of early country-gospel standards “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The performance took place at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, as part of the multi-artist Outlaw Music Festival Tour, which also included Lesh’s Friends project and Alison Krauss on the bill.

Fittingly on Father’s Day, the guest-heavy finale also featured Nelson’s son Lukas on guitar, as well as Lesh’s son and bandmate Grahame, joining his dad in a vocal congregation that also included members of New Orleans funk-rock outfit the Revivalists. Near the conclusion of “I’ll Fly Away,” Nelson turned his mic toward the crowd, making the show’s ending a jubilant, amphitheater-wide sing-along.

esh rejoins Nelson on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 27th. Nelson next performs in Columbia, Maryland, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 19th. The country legend, who was Rolling Stone‘s cover star in May, also just announced a six-night residency in Las Vegas. The fall run, dubbed Vegas on My Mind, will take place at the Venetian Theatre with shows on October 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th.

Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “If I were a Carpenter”

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Willie Nelson and Family, “Always on My Mind” (Carl’s Corner, TX) (Dec. 16, 2009)

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Willie Nelson, “It’s Hard to Be Humble”

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Another cut from Willie Nelson’s new album, “Ride Me Back Home” out this June 26th.

Ride Me Back Home Track List

Ride Me Back Home
Come on Time
My Favorite Picture of You
Seven Year Itch
Immigrant Eyes
Stay Away From Lonely Places
Just the Way You Are
One More Song to Write
Nobody’s Listening
It’s Hard to Be Humble (with Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson)
Maybe I Should’ve Been Listening

Willie Nelson, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s Epic Music Video for ‘Bad Case,’ New LP Out 6/14

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

This Friday, June 14, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will release their anticipated new album, Turn Off the News (Build a Garden), which was previewed in recent weeks with the song “Bad Case.”

With the album’s release nearly here, the track now has a music video — and it’s epic.

Joining the band on the new record are special guests including Sheryl CrowNeil Young (with whom POTR has played several gigs in recent years) and Ke$ha.

The album’s track listing:

1. “Bad Case”
2. “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)”
3. “Where Does Love Go”
4. “Save A Little Heartache”
5. “Lotta Fun”
6. “Civilized Hell”
7. “Mystery”
8. “Simple Life”
9. “Out In LA”
10. “Something Real”
11. “Stars Made Of You”
12. “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)” [Acoustic]
13. “Consider It Heaven”

Ride Me Back Home, by Willie Nelson (previews by Mikal Gilmore)

Monday, June 10th, 2019

This Day in Willie Nelson History: “Georgia on My Mind” #1 Country Chart (June 10, 1978)

Monday, June 10th, 2019
On June 10, 1978 Willie Nelson’s remording of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia On My Mind” tops the Billboard country chart.