November 22nd, 2021

Willie Nelson to Receive 2021 Clio Cannabis Lifetime Achievement Award

November 22nd, 2021
by: Paul Grein

Long before cannabis gained mainstream acceptance, Nelson made the case that its dangers were greatly exaggerated and its benefits were scarcely mentioned. And to look at a productive and prolific artist like Nelson, 88, it’s hard to argue.

Willie Nelson has rightly received many lifetime achievement awards, including one from the Recording Academy in 1999, another from the Country Music Association in 2012 (which named the award in his honor), induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize in 2015.

What could ever equal those prestigious honors? To a longtime marijuana advocate like Nelson, this may just do it: On Dec. 7, he will receive the 2021 Clio Cannabis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nelson has occasionally recorded songs about his fondness for cannabis. He teamed with Snoop DoggKris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson on “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” (2012) and with Merle Haggard on “It’s All Going to Pot” in 2015. The latter reached No. 48 on Hot Country Songs.

According to a statement, “Nelson was selected to receive the award for his decades-long reputation for advocating the plant’s healing powers, elevating cannabis in the mainstream and innovating in the business space. His team is responsible for introducing marijuana and hemp-based wellness products like Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy in addition to launching a new cannabis conference called Luck Summit: Planting the Seed.”

Additional honorees include Fab 5 Freddy, Mary Pryor and Ophelia Chong. The trophies will be presented as part of the 2021 Clio Cannabis Awards, streaming on Social Club TV beginning Dec. 7.

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Willie’s Reserve

November 22nd, 2021

Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, “Be That as it May”

November 22nd, 2021

Willie Nelson: Remember Me Vol. I (new album out November 21, 2011)

November 21st, 2021

Remember Me
Sixteen Tons
Why Baby, Why
Today I Started Loving You Again
I’m Movin’ On
That Just About Does It
This Old House
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette
Satisfied Mind
Roly Poly
Release Me
Ramblin’ Fever

Elegant and enduring endeavors are often the simplest, and so it is with Remember Me, Vol. 1 as one of America’s most revered country music icons sings a collection of the genre’s most definitive songs. Willie Nelson hand-picked the collection’s 14 songs from among the top Billboard hits of the last 70 years.

Artists and songwriters reflected in Nelson’s versions of their songs include Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Rosemary Clooney, Porter Wagoner and Ray Price. The first volume, out Nov. 21, is drawn from Nelson’s sessions with longtime friend and producer James Stroud, which yielded more than 30 songs. Remember Me, Vol. 2 is scheduled to be released next year.

In addition to Nelson’s incomparable vocal stylings, each track benefits from the work of Nashville’s top musicians in a band that features Eddie Bayers (drums), David Hungate (bass), Brent Mason (electric guitar), Biff Watson (acoustic guitar), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Sonny Garrish (steel guitar), John Hobbs (piano/keyboards), Aubrey Haynie (fiddle/mandolin) and Wes Hightower and Cindy Walker (background vocals). Jerry Puckett and Chris Collins also guest on the sessions —

November 19th, 2021

Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, “Songwriter”

November 19th, 2021

November 19th, 2021

Nelson Family Rules

November 19th, 2021

Listen here.

Willie Nelson and Linda Ronstadt at the Super Dome (November 18, 1977)

November 18th, 2021

Sister Bobbie at Billy Bob’s Texas (November 17, 2018)

November 17th, 2021

Thank you, Janis from Texas, for these great photos of Sister Bobbie.

Willie Nelson, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

November 16th, 2021

November 16th, 2021

November 15th, 2021

Willie Nelson talks about new book, “Me and Sister Bobbie”

November 14th, 2021

In his new book, “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band,” country music legend Willie Nelson talks about his unbreakable bond with his sister Bobbie. As Harry Smith spoke with them for TODAY, they talked about being raised by their grandparents and their lifelong love of music. Regarding rumors of his death, Nelson jokes, “I hope they aren’t true.”