Posts Tagged ‘Willie Nelson’

Dan Rather interview with Willie Nelson (Jan 26, 2016) AXS TV

Monday, January 25th, 2016

“When it comes to country music, he’s about as big as it gets, but he’s also dedicated so much of his life advocating for causes he cares about. Willie Nelson has been connected to the fight to legalize marijuana for decades now. He even has his own brand of weed coming out in a couple of months. It’s called Willie’s Reserve.

Check out what Willie told me about this business venture that is rather “high” on his list of priorities.”

— Dan Rather

Check out our next Big Interview set to air this Tuesday, January 26th at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on AXS TV.

The Highwaymen

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

New Lily Meola album! “They Say” (featuring Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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www.LilyMeola.com

Lily Meola has a new album out, “They Say” and it’ s no surprise that the Willie Nelson family’s fingerprints are all over it.  They are big fans and supporters of Lily and her talents.  Everyone who hears Lily Meola sing falls in love with her voice, including Annie Nelson who heard Lily sing on Maui, where both families live.   Lukas and Micah Nelson went to school with Lily’s brother, Matt Meola (also talented, not a singer but a pro surfer).  Annie  introduced Willie to Lily and her music at one of her local performances in Maui and the Nelson family have become cheerleaders for Lily and her music.

Willie and Lukas sing with Lily on her new album and Willie contributes some guitar gems on two other songs.  Micah Nelson has producer creds on the album and Annie Nelson supports the project too, but behind the scenes and out of the limelight.   And Kris Kristofferson duets with her on “Me and Bobby McGee.”   Jamey Johnson  invites Lily on stage to sing with him when they are sharing a festival anywhere.  Yeah, that’s the kind of recognition and acknowledgement she gets from other artists.

Thousands of us were first introduced to Lily Meola at Farm Aid in 2013, when Farm Aid President Willie Nelson invited the 18-year-old singer from Maui to perform with him.  They sang “Will You Remember Me”, and the video is below.  Her voice is so beautiful, timeless like the best of the best female vocalists from the 40’s and 50’s and ’60’s, every decade.   Willie also asked Lily to sing with him on his 2013 album, “To All The Girls.” And he can pretty much get anyone he wants to sing with him.  (Even Barbra Streisand — but where is that cut, Barbra?)

If you live on Maui, you can run over and get your copy (and one for a loved one) today at Nuage Bleu Collections Maui,Designing Wahine Emporium Hale Zen Alice In Hulaland Driftwood Maui Letarte Swimwear Biasa Rose Request Music WaterLily Maui Hi-Tech Surf Sports

For those of us who don’t live on a tropical island, rather are here in frozen Colorado like me, we can get it on the world wide web from Lily’s website: www.lilymeola.com.

And Lily’s a really nice person, too, and her mom is great, too.  This is the kind of gift you want to give, the music you want so support — artists like Lily Meola.   This is where you want to spend your music money.  Buy her cd; you’ll thank me later.

Willie Nelson presents Kris Kristofferson with Veteran of Year Award

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Willie and Waylon

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

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Enter for chance to win “Angels Sing”, with Willie Nelson, Harry Connick, Jr.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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Willie Nelson’s Facebook Page is having a contest to win a copy of  the”Angels Sing” movie.

Tell us one of your favorite holiday moments that involve Willie, either a song, gift, concert, etc.

We have 4 ‘Angels Sing’ DVDs to give to our favorite ones!

#angelsing #willienelson #contest

 

Willie Nelson signs the Farm Aid Grant Checks for 2015 ($610,000.00)

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, “A Horse Called Music”

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Kinky Friedman birthday concert, cd release party and Willie Nelson guitar Auction in Forth Worth (Dec. 10)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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“My good friend Willie Nelson signed this guitar to auction off at my big Bash in Ft. Worth! It could be yours…All you have to do is come to the show, and bid! Tickets start at only $35!

And, there will be a special performance by a Grammy winning Legend, that will blow you away!” — Kinky Friedman

Get your tickets HERE: https://kinkyfriedmancdbash.eventbrite.com/

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Win tickets and trip for two to see Willie Nelson & Kacey Musgraves on December 30, 2015

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

 

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Texas Lottery is giving a chance to win a trip for two to Austin, to see Willie Nelson and Family on December 30th.

http://eventful.com/campaigns/willienelson2015/sweepstakes

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  • Premium Concert Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family Show on 12/30/15 at ACL Live venue
  • Airfare (within Texas)
  • One-night stay at W Hotel Austin
  • Dinner at Trace Restaurant
  • Private Tour of ACL Live venue
  • ACL Live Merchandise

President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter congratulate Willie Nelson on Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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To Willie Nelson:

Although we regret we couldn’t be with you today, Rosalynn joins me in congratulating you on receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, a prestigious and well-deserved award.  Your music has enriched the lives of people far and wide for decades, and it is only fitting that your life’s work be honored in this way.

Your friendship has been important to us for over 30 years, and we were proud to host you at the White House and in Plains. We also loved having you in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Price concert in 2002. Your music has become the soundtrack of our lives, and we are pleased to see your tremendous talent recognized today.

Please know you have our warm best wishes on this special occasion, and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Carter

Willie Nelson and Cyndi Lauper, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” (#Gershwin Prize Concert)

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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Cyndi Lauper was one of the many artists who gathered in Washington DC last week to honor Willie Nelson, when he was presented with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

With a tip of the hat to George and Ira Gershwin, who the Prize is named after, Willie an Cyndi sang, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” When Willie introduced Cyndi and called her out to the stage, Willie announced that they had recorded the song for a new album coming out early next year to honor the Gershwin brothers, “Summertime.”

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Janis Tillerson took all these great photos for us all to enjoy.

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The Highwaymen, “Why Me, Lord?”

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Willie Nelson, “Still is Still Moving To Me” (Farm Aid 30) (Chicago, IL)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015