Willie Nelson rides back home with new album – due June

Legacy Recordings has announced the release of ‘Ride Me Back Home’, a new studio album by Willie Nelson due to land on Friday, June 21st. The album rounds out a trilogy about mortality that began in 2017 with ‘God’s Problem Child’ and was followed in 2018 with ‘Last Man Standing’. This is the 13th album … Continue reading “Willie Nelson rides back home with new album – due June”

Willie Nelson performs new political song at rally – Watch

RS Country are reporting today that while Willie Nelson was headlining a free concert for Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke on Saturday night in Austin, he ended his set with a new song called ‘Vote ‘Em Out’ which you can watch a clip of below. They report: ““Here’s a new song we’re going to spring … Continue reading “Willie Nelson performs new political song at rally – Watch”

Willie Nelson announces new “Willie’s Stash” album

Legacy Recordings has announced the release of “Willie Nelson and the Boys”, the second instalment in the Willie’s Stash archival recordings series, which lands in the UK on Friday, October 20. Following in the musical footsteps of 2014’s “December Day”, the first volume in the series (featuring Willie’s Sister Bobbie), “Willie Nelson and the Boys” is … Continue reading “Willie Nelson announces new “Willie’s Stash” album”

This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more

Who knew that a benefit gig for family farm agriculture could conjure up such a stellar line up?  Rolling Stone report: “Farm Aid, the annual charity concert that has raised over $50 million since its 1985 inaugural show, is set to take place September 16th at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania’s KeyBank Pavilion. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil … Continue reading “This year’s Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young and more”

Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album

Lovely to see Willie Nelson still ploughing on, it may finally be time to forgive and forget the Toby Keith duo. News from Rolling Stone Country this morning who report: “Willie Nelson premiered key tracks from his upcoming album God’s Problem Child last night in Nashville during an intimate interview session for SiriusXM. Seated alongside … Continue reading “Willie Nelson premieres tracks from new album”

Black Deer add Robert Plant’s band to their line up

Black Deer Festival’s line up for 2020 is already looking good, having as they do Wilco, The Waterboys, The Dead South, Courtney Marie Andrews and The Felice Brothers all playing over the course of the weekend, and they’ve just announced some additions including Shooter Jennings, Imelda May, Wildwood Kin, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the … Continue reading “Black Deer add Robert Plant’s band to their line up”

UK Americana Awards 2020 adds Shingai to its line-up

The AMAUKs are only 2 weeks away and there are still a handful of tickets left if you haven’t got yours yet. It’s the fifth annual shindig which forms part of AmericanFest which returns to Hackney for 3 days at the end of this month.  The theme of the event is “Collaborate and Cross Pollinate” … Continue reading “UK Americana Awards 2020 adds Shingai to its line-up”

Americana Music Association UK announce award nominees

What a night, and what a list.  In the upstairs music room at the surprisingly hard to find  Old Queens Head (“It’s just down from the Angel Tube, man, what do you mean you’re lost?“) and one day shy of bonfire night, the Americana Music Association UK (AMAUK) launched the glorious rockets that are the … Continue reading “Americana Music Association UK announce award nominees”

UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash

And we’ve got details of other awards here too. The fourth annual  UK  Americana Awards will take place on Thursday 31st January  2019  at  HackneyEmpire, and the AMA-UK has chosen Graham Nash to receive its highest honour, the  2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the  Americana genre over the span of his … Continue reading “UK Americana Awards 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to go to Graham Nash”

2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed

News in from the AMA overnight (the US version) of their list of nominees for their honours and awards for 2018, and there’s good news for Mr Isbell, Margo Price and Brandi Carlile among others – in fact the lists are dominated by the 3 artists, although they are also joined by Mary Gauthier for her … Continue reading “2018 Americana Music Association Awards nominees revealed”