I’m so glad we have pictures from the walls of Willie’s Place. There will never be another place like that. That theater was the place to see Willie. Tiny tables pressed up to his stage, tiered floor every seat had such good view. Willie Nelson & Family played frequently, and other Texas musicians played regularly. Willie’s Place on XM Radio had a broadcasting studio from there, the place sold bio-fuel, they had a great gift shop, and lots of stuff for the truckers. It’s still a truckstop; ownership transferred a few years ago to a chain, I think.
One thing I miss most from Carl’s Corner was the Willie Nelson & Family and Friends displays that Janis Tillerson put together. She put hours and hours and thousands of dollars of her own money on those displays. Pictures of Willie with movie stars, and with his fans and his family, magazines, unique Farm Aid souveniers. I’m glad we got some pictures!
And these are only a few of the walls!