September 20th, 2022

Whoopie Goldberg interviews Willie Nelson

September 20th, 2022

“Me and Paul, Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship” by Willie Nelson, with David Ritz

September 18th, 2022

“Me and Paul: Untold Tales of a Fabled Friendship,” the latest book written by Willie, with David Ritz, is set to be released Tuesday, September 20 by Harper Horizon Books. and you can pre-order it on Willie’s website here. The site is offering a 10% discount for first time purchases, also

This book is everything it’s title promises: it’s all about Willie Nelson and his drummer Paul English. It’s the book we’ve all wanted to read, a book of stories about their friendship and life on the road. Chapter after chapter of stories about Paul supporting, encouraging, protecting Willie for over 70 years, from early hard scrap days in Fort Worth in the ’50’s to playing sold out shows around the world, donating their time and energy to help raise money to support family farmers, through movies in Hollywood and around the country and the world..

Willie wrote Me and Paul in collaboration with journalist David Ritz, who worked with Willie before on It’s a Long Story: My Life and Me written in 2015. Ritz is a Grammy-winning music journalist and author. Right at the begining, Mr. Ritz lets us know that, “I’ve taken poetic license to adorn their stories,” and that Willie and Paul most likely take the same poetic license when they tell stories. The stories, so many never published anywhere, weave together an epic story of 70 years of friendship and Paul’s support, encouragement, protection and care of Willie. On tour he was bodyguard, accountant and known to carry a gun to make sure band got paid. Sadly, Paul passed away 87 years old in 2020.

In the ’70’s, Willie wrote a song with same name as this book, “Me and Paul.” A highlight and fan favorite of every show, was when the band would perform that song Willie wrote celebrating their friendship. Every time, at the end of the song Willie would turn around and Paul would stand up behind his drum set, and the two would shake hands. It gave me good bumps. “Me and Paul” was also name of a studio album Willie released in 1985.

This is an entertaining, touching, book. It talks about triumphs, disappointments, good times, hard times, scary times. It’s very entertaining, and makes you love WIllie and Paul even more, if that’s possible

Willie Nelson in Saratoga Springs, NY tonight

September 18th, 2022

Thanks so much to Carol Sidoran, for sharing this photo she took tonight at the Willie Nelson & Family show in NY.

Live at Rudokan (Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 23, 1984

September 18th, 2022

“Thank you, Willie Nelson,” — Billy Strings

September 18th, 2022

September 18th, 2022

9th Annual Puff and Puff (9.17.22)

September 17th, 2022

Happy Anniversary, Willie and Annie

September 16th, 2022

Willie Nelson and Annie d’Angelo married on September 17, 1991, in Dallas, Texas.

Willie & Annie

September 12th, 2022

Billy Joe Shaver, “Georgia on a Fast Train” (Farm Aid 2014)

September 12th, 2022

“Celebrate Family Farmers and all they do” — Willie Nelson

September 12th, 2022

www.FarmAid.org

It’s one of the highlights of my year to let you know that Farm Aid 2022 will be held at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, September 24!

I’m always grateful for the opportunity to join my friends and fellow board artists – along with all the other generous artists who donate their performances – on stage to lift our voices in celebration of family farmers and all that they do for us. It will be a day of amazing music, food, and inspiration through the stories we’ll hear from the family farmers we’re there to thank and strengthen.

Not only do family farmers provide us with good food, but they’re also careful stewards of the soil, water, and air around us – the very resources they need to nurture us. As our earth’s climate changes, their knowledge is critical, and we need them on the land. In fact, family farmers are an important part of the solution to climate change, and we need their ingenuity and know-how.

Family farmers and ranchers are familiar with this threat because they find themselves on the frontlines of climate change every day. From devastating floods and droughts to severe storms and wildfires, our farmers face unprecedented weather extremes that threaten not only their livelihood, but our very food supply.

Family farmers are essential for us to thrive, and our support of them is essential in return. Please join me in standing up to show them that we recognize all that they do for us. Your gift in any amount makes a real difference.

"Family farmers deserve our support in growing a better kind of agriculture." – Willie Nelson

Just as in other parts of the country, farmers in North Carolina and the Southeast are already experiencing the disastrous effects of climate change. Rising temperatures and sea levels bring more intense and unpredictable weather, which affects the delicate balance of agricultural and environmental ecosystems in many ways.

While large natural disasters may easily capture national attention, climate change impacts our food system in more subtle ways too. Uncertain crop growth cycles, the ability for livestock to survive and thrive, invasive pest infestations, even access to fertile land and fresh water for irrigation – these are just some of the factors that threaten farmers and the food systems that sustain us.

By nurturing the soil that they depend upon, family farmers invest in its long-term health. This doesn’t just support their livelihoods and provide us with the good food we all need to survive. Agricultural practices that build soil health, recycle nutrients and water, reduce chemical use, and restore biodiversity offer the greatest potential for a strong food, farm, and climate future – for us all.

Your support allows Farm Aid to continue our work to keep family farmers on the land and to connect them to the resources they need to face the challenges of a changing climate. If you’re able, please consider a donation and, as a thank you for your generous gift of $75 or more, we’ll send you an official Farm Aid 2022 T-shirt so you can proudly show your support of family farmers!

Why give to Farm Aid

Farm Aid works tirelessly to connect family farmers with the resources they need and to provide the long-term strategies and solutions that strengthen family farm agriculture. Farm Aid provides emergency assistance when climate disasters strike and advocates for fair farm policies that promote sustainability, equity, resiliency, access and diversity across our food system.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us in Raleigh for Farm Aid 2022. If not, please join us by tuning in to the Farm Aid 2022 livestream or broadcast. And thanks for joining me by making a donation to support family farmers and ranchers right now.

Stay Strong and Positive,

Willie Nelson signature

P.S. Don’t forget – donate now and we’ll send an official Farm Aid 2022 T-shirt in the size you select as our thanks for your generous gift of $75 or more.

See the Particle Kid and Flaming Lips at Luck (10/1/22)

September 12th, 2022
Join us and our friends KUTX 98.9 as we continue to celebrate 10 years of Luck with Particle Kid and The Flaming Lips Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Willie Nelson & Family back on the road again, with Outlaw Festival Shows

September 9th, 2022

Thanks to Budrock, WN&F’s Lighting Director, for sharing photo of tonight’s stage at the Outlaw Music Festival, in Alpharetta, Georga (Hotlanta). What a view he and Bobby Lemons has! The band is back on the road with friends for more outlaw Music Festival.

Tonight’s show:

The Particle Kid
Brittany Spenser
Larkin Poe
Billy Strings
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Charley Crockett

Here’s the finale from tonight, from the sound/lighting board, shared by Bobbie to dear wife Margie.

Outlaw Music Festival Schedule

Sep 9, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Willie Nelson & Family
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Billy Strings
Charley Crockett
Larkin Poe
The Particle Kid

Sep 10, 2022 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Billy Strings
Charley Crockett
Larkin Poe
The Particle Kid

Sep 11, 2022 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Billy Strings
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer
The Particle Kid

Sep 13, 2022 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
Billy Strings
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer

Sep 16, 2022 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Billy Strings
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer

Sep 17, 2022 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Zach Bryan
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer

Sep 18, 2022 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ SPAC
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Billy Strings
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer

Sep 23, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ Waterfront Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Chris Stapleton
Zach Bryan
Larkin Poe
Brittney Spencer

October 14, 2022 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers & Larkin Poe, Black Pumas, Particle Kid
Shoreline Amphitheater
Mountain View, CA

October 15, 2022 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers & Larkin Poe, Black Pumas, Particle Kid

October 16, 2022 – Irvine, CA @Five Point Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Larkin Poe
The Particle Kid
Black Pumas

October 18, 19, 2022 – San Diego @ Humphrey’s
Willie Nelson & Family

September 8th, 2022