Leaving you this weekend dear readers with this lovely little clip from yesterday’s Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing annual Grammy Week celebration in LA. The event chose to recognise Nelson’s “artistic achievements and creative genius” where Kacey Musgraves praised Nelson’s role as someone who transcends differences: “He has this really unique ability to unite and really bring people together. It’s unlike any artist I can think of. Underdogs, outliers, Republicans, rappers, presidents. Everyone loves Willie.” As Margaret Thatcher kind of once said. Have a good one.
We’re leaving you this week dear readers with the studio version of a track we’ve already covered on the site recently when Willie Nelson headlined a rally for Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke last month in Austin. He played a new political anthem ‘Vote ‘Em Out’ which urged Americans to exercise their hard fought right to vote on Election Day. As RS Country noted: “The “On the Road Again” singer was criticized by some conservative fans who objected to his performing at the O’Rourke rally. Unfazed, Nelson appeared on the talk show The View and defended his support for the Democrat. “Everybody has an opinion,” he said. “Everybody has a right to an opinion. I think I have one too.”” Have a good weekend everyone.
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 on y’all tonight. Take it home with you, spread it around,” said Nelson, before launching into the bouncy sing-along: “If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out / that’s what Election Day is all about / and the biggest gun we got / is called the ballot box / if you don’t like who’s in there / vote ’em out.” Continue reading “Willie Nelson performs new political song at rally – Watch”
Not in that way obviously. Have a good weekend dear readers and we leave you with news that Legacy Recordings will be releasing ‘My Way’-Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 12th for the label)- on Friday, September 14th. The first single to be taken from the album ‘Summer Wind’ is out today – you can watch the video for it below. Continue reading “Willie Nelson “does” Frank Sinatra, September – Watch”
Stranger headlines have been written but not many. Leaving you this weekend dear reader with the news that Margo Price is going all Nancy Botwin on us and launching her own pot product with the americana weed kingpin Willie Nelson. Have a good one and don’t forget that SPF anything in the range of 30 to 50! RS report: “As if Margo Price doesn’t already have enough cred, she can now add a special ordainment from the godfather himself: Her own special strain of Willie’s Reserve, the personal marijuana brand of Willie Nelson. Continue reading “Margo Price joins Willie Nelson’s weed retail venture”
If you forget the glimmer of hope from earlier in the week (which was not without its humour), it’s been another depressing week for the US and Willie Nelson has something to say about it. RS Country report that Nelson “has issued a statement on the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The country-music icon and Texas native ripped the Department of Justice’s policy under President Trump, calling it “outrageous.” Continue reading “Willie Nelson on border separations: “Christians everywhere should be up in arms””
At 85 years of age Willie Nelson is still churning them out, ‘Last Man Standing’ following hot on the heels of his chart topping ‘God’s Problem Child’, released on his 84th birthday. That in itself is pretty amazing but more importantly he’s churning out music that guys half his age would give an arm and a leg for. Sure, he muses on his own mortality on the title song but he delivers it with some verve and a swampy delight, there’s no sign here of his venerable years. Continue reading “Willie Nelson “Last Man Standing” (Sony Legacy, 2018)”
Willie Nelson has released a new track ‘Something To Get Through’ from his forthcoming album ‘Last Man Standing’ which comes out on April 27 via Sony Legacy. It’s been described as “a song about the devastation we feel at the loss of another and are told we’ll get over it-but we know better…. Nelson isn’t singing simply about the loss of a romance, or even a single death. In fact, it’s almost as if he isn’t singing at all, but rather sitting across from you, talking straight, telling you what he’s learned about life over the years.” Continue reading “Willie Nelson releases track from his new record – Watch”
Legacy Recordings has announced the release of ‘Last Man Standing’, Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 11th for the label) (and about 23 thousandth for the world), on Friday April 27th in the UK. Arriving just in time for his 85th birthday, the first single from the project is the title track, the video for which you can see below. The album is comprised of songs newly-penned by Nelson and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon who have been working together since 2008, with Cannon producing more than a dozen of Willie’s albums. The album is described as “acknowledging the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer.” That bit of the world that doesn’t yet have access to Twitter. Here’s the tracklisting. Continue reading “Willie Nelson announces new album “Last Man Standing””
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 another family collaboration, this time showcasing him and his sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by Hank Williams Sr. Continue reading “Willie Nelson announces new “Willie’s Stash” album”