Anniversary Waltz

willienelson —  August 28, 2014 — Leave a comment

Congratulations go out to Gail and Steve Gilcrease who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. For several decades Steve has been a close friend, business partner and poker buddy of Willie’s.  Way to go you guys. We love you.steve_gail_gilcrease

 

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Waylon PayneOur friend Waylon Payne is coming to New York and Washington, DC. If you are in the area you should check out the shows.

 

September 9, 2014 — Hill Country Barbecue & Market, Washington, DC

September 10, 2014 — Hill Country Barbecue & Market, New York, NY

September 11, 2014 — Hill Country Barbecue & Market, Brooklyn, NY

 

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Listen to an exclusive stream of one of Lukas Nelson’s favorite tracks, “Find Yourself,” off his forthcoming LP!

Give it a listen here: http://rol.st/1mrzhWb

Photo Credit: Jim Eckenrode

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Neil Young and Willie are teaming up for a benefit concert protesting a proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would cut through the historic Ponca Trail of Tears in Nebraska. Read more at RollingStone.com

Photo credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images

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Willie does a card trick for Bobbie.

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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 — 9 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 — 81 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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