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“Returning to Austin for the first time in five years, Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic booked a remarkably strong lineup at Circuit of the Americas, and around 20,000 fans turned out to join in the celebration.”

Read more at austin360 and check out their photos from the event here.

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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Schedule

DOORS AT 11:00AM

11:15AM – 11:30AM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #1 – PAULINE REESE

11:35AM – 11:50AM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #2 - AMBER DIGBY

11:55AM – 12:10PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #3 - HUDSON MOORE

12:15PM – 12:30PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #4 - FOLK UKE

12:35PM – 12:55PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #5 - RAELYN NELSON BAND

1:00PM – 1:20PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #6 - PAULA NELSON

1:25PM – 1:40PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #7 - DALLAS WAYNE

1:45PM – 2:05PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #8 - DAVID ALLAN COE

2:15PM – 2:35PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #9 - RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

2:45PM – 3:05PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #10 - GREEZY WHEELS

3:05PM PAVILION STAGE GATES OPEN

3:15PM – 3:35PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #11 - JOHNNY BUSH

3:35PM – 3:45PM GRAND PALZA & PAVILION INTERMISSION

3:45PM – 4:15PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #1 - KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

4:15PM – 4:40PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #12 - BILLY JOE SHAVER

4:40PM – 5:15PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #2 (35) – CHRIS STAPLETON

5:15PM – 5:45PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #13 (30) – LEON RUSSELL

5:45PM – 6:20PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #3 - STURGILL SIMPSON

6:20PM – 6:50PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #14 - ASLEEP @ THE WHEEL

6:50PM – 7:25PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #4 - JASON ISBELL

7:25PM – 8:00PM GRAND PLAZA STAGE ACT #15 - JAMEY JOHNSON

8:00PM – 8:45PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #5 - KASEY MUSGRAVES

9:00PM – 9:45PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #6 - MERLE HAGGARD

9:45PM – 10:00PM PAVILION STAGE CHANGEOVER - FIREWORKS

10:00PM – 11:05PM PAVILION STAGE ACT #7 - ERIC CHURCH

11:25PM – 12:30AM PAVILION STAGE ACT #8 - WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

12:30AM CURFEW

PAVILION STAGE MC: KINKY FRIEDMAN

GRAND PLAZA STAGE MC’S: BOB COLE & ERIC RAINES FROM KOKE-FM

All times subject to change.

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Love Wins

“Willie Nelson celebrated the Supreme Court’s latest ruling by flipping the bird to homophobia and sharing the photos to prove it on Facebook.” Read more at austin360!

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We are excited to announce that the film “Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses,” which features Willie Nelson’s work with AWI to protect horses, won a 2015 “People’s Telly” Silver Award! http://bit.ly/1LfKtVT

Willie Nelson: The Love of Horses from TSG on Vimeo.

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Below you will find the current musicians appearing at the 2015 July 4th Picnic. The list is subject to change at any moment.

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Willie is just beside himself over the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Mr. Mister

willienelson —  July 21, 2014 — 112 Comments

Our bodyguard, Mr. Mister,  had a run in with the local police in Cincinnati, Ohio before the concert. Luckily no formal charges were filed and after a brief period of questioning he was free to continue on with the rest of the tour. Hey man, he was just doing his job!

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Dad recently did a PSA for the homeless veterans in America. Production crews set up cameras on the bus before the concert, and the Redheaded Stranger asked that everyone open their hearts to our many homeless vets. A highly decorated Viet Nam veteran, who was also a fan, had given Dad this well worn, heavy medal hat to wear in honor of all those who have served our country with honor and pride. God Bless our American veterans and please support them when you can. They have already supported you.

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Letters to Willie

willienelson —  July 15, 2014 — 12 Comments

Well I have no idea if the is the right place to be sending this, as it was an e-mail address passed on by a stranger on FB.
But to make a long story short, a few months ago I commissioned a portrait for gentleman who’s dream it was to have a picture taken with Willie. Suffice to say, he never got the chance and asked me to draw one for him. He had been told for years that he looked like his idol Willie, and he wanted to show everyone they were all crazy! ( I personally thought he looked like Willie too! lol ). 24 hours after a family member of his picked up his portrait, Basil unfortunately passed away :( . Now I don’t personally know Basil well, but from in the short time I got to know him all he could talk about was Willie. So I’m hoping to do him one last honor of knowing Willie got to see this picture, and where ever Basil is now I know he would smiling from ear to ear!

If there is any way you can pass a copy of this picture Willie in anyway, I know you would make one life long Willie fan and his family a great honor.

Here is a link to Basil’s FB page. People still send him Willie updates lol
https://www.facebook.com/basil.pretty

Thank you Kindly

Denise CollinsBasil and Willie

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Kansas City, Missouri

willienelson —  July 12, 2014 — 82 Comments

The Starlight Theater in Kansas City was packed with love tonight.  Jason Isbell opened up the hearts of everyone with his beautiful voice, then Alison Krause and Union Station stepped up to the stage and melted even the toughest among us. She sings like a sweet, soft, fragile winged angel.

Speaking of little angels, Tatum Lee and her family drove up from Joplin, Missouri to see the show. The volunteers at the Make a Wish Foundation arranged for Tatum to meet her favorite singer, Willie Nelson, who also signed her guitar backstage after the concert. Tatum must endure painful operations every four months to extend the rods in her back, and music seems to help.  The next operation won’t be too long from now. But this time when she’s recovering and playing her guitar she can look down, see Willie’s signature and remember how many people were involved and what all it took to get it. She can be absolutely sure she is loved by the very best.
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