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“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” — Willie Nelson & Family

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

Willie Nelson, “I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” (Happy Mother’s Day)

Friday, May 8th, 2020

NEW YORK Willie Nelson and Legacy Recordings are celebrating Mother’s Day 2020 with the premiere of “I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised,” a new lyric video (featuring vintage Mother’s Day cards) showcasing a rollicking musical performance from Willie’s forthcoming studio album First Rose Of Spring.

“I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” debuts today, Friday, May 8.   Penned by country music songsmiths Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers & Mack Vickery, “I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” became a Top 10 country single for Johnny Paycheck in 1977 and has been recorded by George Jones, Hank Williams III and others.

The song’s tailormade for Willie Nelson, who makes the country outlaw anthem his own on First Rose Of Spring, out Friday, July 3.   WILLIE NELSON “I’m The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised” Lyric Video:

First Rose Of Spring will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats as well as part of exclusive merch bundles on Willie’s web store.  

Fans may pre-order the First Rose Of Spring album now at:  

Nelson’s 70th solo studio album (and 14th for Legacy Recordings), First Rose Of Spring is the artist’s first new release since winning the 2020 Best Country Solo Performance Grammy Award–Willie’s 10th overall (not including his Grammy Legend and Lifetime Achievement Awards)–for “Ride Me Back Home,”the title track from his 2019 Legacy Recordings release. The previous year, My Way, Willie’s musical homage to Frank Sinatra took home the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.   

An essential addition to the Willie Nelson canon, First Rose Of Spring is an eloquent new chapter in the chronicles of one of America’s greatest musical troubadours.

Happy Shoeshine Friday, I think it’s Friday

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

“Sing to me, Willie”, by Edie Brickell

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Edie Brickell

A tribute to my dear friend Willie!

Available to stream/purchase now on all streaming platforms:

One of the most pleasant surprise gifts for Willie Nelson’s birthday last week was “Sing to Me, Willie,” a song Edie Brickell wrote that features Nelson and Brickell with backing from Brickell’s New Bohemians bandmates. Now there’s a video.

Released Wednesday, the four-minute clip features footage from rural and urban locations across the Texas landscape. Shots of wildflowers, rivers, horses and other Lone Star natural scenes alternate with images of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Big Tex at the State Fair, the Alamo, Gruen Hall and more.

“On Christmas Day, 2018, Willie asked me to write a song for us to sing together,” Brickell revealed in a press release announcing the video. “My father and Texas are my biggest connections to Willie.

I never hear his voice without loving memories of people and places back home. If only my dad could have heard this song.” (In the first line, Brickell sings of how Nelson’s music was played at her father’s funeral.)

All proceeds from “Sing to Me, Willie,” which is available on many digital music platforms, will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Willie Nelson & Family, “There’s Nothing I Can Do About it Now”

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
by: Joe Taysom

Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday April 30thth so Austin City Limits have shared rare footage of him appearing on their show all the way back in 1976.

Nelson’s wonderful appearance was recorded on October 4th, 1976, and saw the singer accompanied by his family band for a performance of 1975’s Red Headed Stranger from front to back. The episode originally aired as the first episode of Austin City Limits’ second season in 1977 some months after it’s recording and was Nelson’s second appearance on the show after he performed during the pilot episode.

Viewers are encouraged to donate to Farm Aid and it is available to watch now on YouTube following it’s premiere at 4:20 CT yesterday. The timing of the steam is obviously no coincidence, to celebrate 4:20 earlier this month, Nelson hosted a 4-hour-and-20-minute stream which, obviously, will be taking place at 4:20pm, will broadcast via Luck Reunion’s Twitch account in association with Nelson’s Willie Reserve cannabis line.

Nelson, longtime associated with cannabis culture and advocate for the legalisation of marijuana, established his of his own marijuana brand, Willie’s Reserve, the moment weed was legalised in different states across America. “I wouldn’t be alive. It saved my life, really,” he once told Rolling Stone about the impacts of pot. “I wouldn’t have lived 85 years if I’d have kept drinking and smoking like I was when I was 30, 40 years old. I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people. And probably kept a lot of people from wanting to kill me, too — out there drunk, running around.”

Stream the 1976 show below and feel free to donate if you can afford it.

Edie Brickell and Willie Nelson, “Sing to Me Willie”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Proceeds from the collab, released in honor of Nelson’s birthday, benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund
by: Claire Shaffer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a country artist or songwriter working today who hasn’t been personally affected by Willie Nelson’s music. In honor of the legendary outlaw’s 87th birthday, Edie Brickell has shared her own musical tribute, “Sing to Me, Willie.”

The song captures just how personal Brickell’s relationship is to Nelson’s work, right from the get-go: “We played your music at my daddy’s funeral/And the pastor was amused.” Nelson himself then joins Brickell in a duet, crooning about the untamed beauty of Texas. It’s a touching homage to Nelson, his home state, and his legacy of storytelling that artists like Brickell carry on.

“On Christmas Day, 2018, Willie asked me to write a song for us to sing together,” Brickell said. “What a gift! My father and Texas are my biggest connections to Willie. I never hear his voice without loving memories of people and places back home. If only my dad could have heard this song.”

“Sing to Me, Willie” was recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin, and features members of Brickell’s band the New Bohemians, including John Bush (percussion), Brad Houser (bass), and Kenny Withrow (electric guitar), as well as Kyle Crusham on acoustic guitar and Matt Hubbard on keyboards. All proceeds from the song will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Happy shoeshine Friday, hang in there

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Nathaniel Rateliff celebrates Willie Nelson

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
by: Joseph Hudak

Willie Nelson doesn’t turn 87 for another week, but Nathaniel Rateliff is already celebrating. The singer, songwriter, and leader of his band the Night Sweats has released the joyful track “Willie’s Birthday Song.” Featuring Nelson’s sister Bobbi Nelson on piano and his longtime harmonica player Mickey Raphael, the song shouts out many of the Red Headed Stranger’s most famous song titles and melodies.

“Pass me that joint, it’s Willie’s birthday/wipe away all of your tears/The world’s gone crazy but we still got Willie/and all the good things he’s done for us here,” Rateliff sings, as Mariachi horns and Raphael’s evocative harmonica drive along the rhythm.

The song is the latest entry in Rateliff’s “Marigold Singles” series, which raises money for his foundation the Marigold Project in support of economic and social justice organizations. He’ll release an all-star video for the track on Nelson’s actual birthday of April 29th: Lukas and Micah Nelson, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Nikki Lane, and Courtney Marie Andrews all lend background vocals.

Just another shut-in Shoeshine Friday! Stay Positive

Friday, April 24th, 2020

The amazing Micah Nelson, The Particle Kid

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

This will blow your mind how talented he is.

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

“What a Wonderful World” — Lukas Nelson

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson on Stephen Colbert, “Hello Walls”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Three members of the Nelson family, father Willie and brothers Lukas and Micah, come together at a safe social distance for this special At Home performance of “Hello Walls.” Willie Nelson’s new album “First Rose Of Spring” is due out this July.