God’s Problem Child

admin —  April 28, 2017 — Leave a comment

‘God’s Problem Child’ is available today!

With summer approaching, that means two big events are just around the corner: the Fourth of July and Willie Nelson‘s annual Fourth of July Picnic! The country icon has announced the details for the 2017 iteration of the event, his 44th annual Fourth of July Picnic.

In 2017, Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic will be held, for the third year in a row, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas; the four-decade tradition will welcome dozens of artists to perform in celebration of America’s birthday in front of thousands of music-loving fans. Joining Nelson and his Family Band at the 2017 Fourth of July Picnic, as reported by Austin 360, are Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep at the Wheel, the Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver and David Allan Coe. Making it a family affair, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (featuring Nelson’s son Lukas), Insects vs. Robots (featuring Nelson’s son Micah), the Raelyn Nelson Band (featuring Nelson’s granddaughter) and Folk Uke (featuring some of Nelson’s extended family members) will also be taking the stage.

“I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together,” Nelson says of the inspiration for his annual picnic. “I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be.”

Tickets for the 2017 Fourth of July Picnic will go on sale on April 21 and range in price from $39.50 to $89.50. Fans looking to buy tickets can do so on the venue’s website or by calling 800-745-3000 once they go on sale.

Nelson also recently pulled together an all-star lineup for the second annual Outlaw Music Festival. This year, the festival is going on tour, and joining the Red Headed Stranger for six shows over two weeks is a genre-defying roster of artists, including Jason Isbell, Bob Dylan and a host of other well-known names. More information about the tour can be found on the festival’s website.

Making 2017 an even busier year for Nelson, the singer-songwriter will release a new album, God’s Problem Child, on April 28, just one day before his 84th birthday. The album will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally; more information on fan product offerings can be found on Pledge Music.

Read More: Willie Nelson Plans 44th Annual Fourth of July Picnic | http://theboot.com/willie-nelson-2017-fourth-of-july-picnic/?trackback=tsmclip

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True Love

willienelson —  March 15, 2017 — 6 Comments

“True Love,” a beautiful new song written by Willie and Buddy Cannon for Willie’s new album, ‘God’s Problem Child.’ Pre-order your copy today:

https://willienelson.lnk.to/gdprob!315

 

It Gets Easier

willienelson —  March 14, 2017 — 9 Comments

Willie is just beside himself

 —  August 15, 2014 — 4 Comments

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

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Mr. Mister

 —  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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God Bless our American Veterans

 —  July 19, 2014 — 16 Comments

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

 —  July 15, 2014 — 13 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

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Kansas City, Missouri

 —  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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