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How awesome! Willie being honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song!

http://wvut.org/2016/05/watch-willie-nelson-be-honored-friday-10/

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Don’t miss the Highwaymen documentary Friends Till The End, tonight at 9/8c on American Masters on PBS!

https://www.facebook.com/TheHighwaymenMusic/videos/1191758477525584

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Memorial Weekend

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This Memorial Day weekend let’s remember what we are celebrating: Honoring the men and women who have given their lives for this country.

Please do a good deed this week to honor those who have given the ultimate price for our freedom over the years. Arrange some sort of help for their devastated families, or do something kind for the soldiers in our country who made it home. As a nation we can make a huge difference for our military servicemen and women if we put our heads and our hearts together. Peace be with you.

Jimmy’s Road

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Willie Nelson and Family, Merle Haggard’s family and Kris Kristofferson and his family have come together this month to bring you something fun to do besides just stay home again and watch TV. They kicked off the first week of the tour last night at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, South Carolina.
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Nelson: ‘I never thought I’d see the day it would be legal’

By Paul Venema – Reporter , Ivette Gray – Editor

 

http://www.ksat.com/news/willie-nelson-set-to-market-marijuana-in-colorado#

 

 

BRIARCLIFF, Texas - Relaxing at his ranch outside of Austin, Texas, country music legend Willie Nelson discussed his plans to enter the marijuana market this fall.

Nelson said that he made the decision after the sale of recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado and Washington state in 2012.

“We’re setting up businesses there,” Nelson said, explaining that he hopes to have what he’ll call “Willie’s Reserve” available by September in Colorado.

“This product is some of the best they have to offer up there,” he said.

Nelson said that he understands that there will be plenty of competition.

“You can go into any of the places in Colorado now and get good weed (and) smoke, (if) you want to,” Nelson said.

He predicted that in less than a decade recreational marijuana will be available in every state.

“I never thought I’d see the day that pot would be legal anywhere in the United States,” he said.

“The bottom line is money, and once those old guys see how much money is being made in Colorado and Washington  – all the places that it is legal —  they’ll say, ‘Hey, wait a minute. We may want to think about it,’” Nelson said, referring to lawmakers who are opposed to the legalization of marijuana.

But for him, he said it is about more than just money. It’s about social acceptance of marijuana.

“It’ll generate talk, which is more important than money,” Nelson said.

 

Copyright 2015 by KSAT – All rights reserved.

 

http://www.ksat.com/news/willie-nelson-set-to-market-marijuana-in-colorado#

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Happy Mother’s Day!

admin —  May 8, 2016 — 2 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate today with 20% off, and get mom something special!

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KSAT Birthday Interview

admin —  May 7, 2016 — 3 Comments

KSAT recently did a birthday story featuring an interview with Willie. Read it at the following link:

http://www.ksat.com/entertainment/willie-nelson-marks-83rd-birthday-in-quiet-fashion

 

 

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CMT has premiered footage of The Highwaymen performing “Good Hearted Woman” from the 1990 Nassau Coliseum show. Follow the link to check it out, and catch the full show in the ‘American Outlaws’ box set out May 20.

http://smarturl.it/hm_ghw_cmt?IQid=tw.wn

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Celebrate Willie’s Birthday!

admin —  April 29, 2016 — 86 Comments

Happy 83rd Birthday Willie! To celebrate, get a free song download of the July 4th show from the Live Willie shop with any purchase $10 or more in the shop! Today only!

https://shop.willienelson.com/

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http://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-happy-birthday-video/

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The Highwaymen box sets are on pre-order now! The collection includes previously unreleased performances. Reserve yours now!

 

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Yesterday our friend Glen Campbell celebrated his 80th birthday. From everyone here at willienelson.com we wish him a very happy 80th birthday

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Tribute to Merle Haggard

willienelson —  April 18, 2016 — 3 Comments

Celebrating life with a gospel set on the Tribute to Merle Tour.
Joining Willie Nelson and Family on the show tonight in Enid, Oklahoma was Jamey Johnson and band, Melonie Cannon, Ryan Bingham and Band, and Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane.

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Throwback Thursday

willienelson —  April 14, 2016 — 3 Comments

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Merle Haggard Tribute

willienelson —  April 13, 2016 — 8 Comments
Jamey Johnson, Tony Coleman, Willie and Lukas

Jamey Johnson, Tony Coleman, Willie and Lukas

Bobbie Nelson and Paul English

Bobbie Nelson and Paul English

Mo Willie

Willie and Ryan Bingham share a few Merle stories after the show in St. Louis.

Willie and Ryan Bingham share a few Merle stories after the show in St. Louis.

Willie tries out some new headgear with the Kansas City Chiefs in Independence, Mo.

Willie tries out some new headgear with the Kansas City Chiefs in Independence, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs

Jamey Johnson works on another Hag standard on the bus.

Jamey Johnson works on another Hag standard on the bus.

Independence WIllie

Willie, Lee Ann, Melonie Cannon, Jamey Johnson and Lukas

Willie, Lee Ann, Melonie Cannon, Jamey Johnson and Lukas

Willie, Lee Ann Womack and Lukas

Willie, Lee Ann Womack and Lukas

Jamey, Tony Coleman, Willie and Lukas

Jamey, Tony Coleman, Willie and Lukas

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Celebrate 45 years of Willie Nelson and Family with commemorative merchandise from the shop!

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Head on over to the Willie Nelson Shop to take a look at some great products to celebrate 420, like the “Roll Me Up Smoke Me” Tees! And get your free mp3 download while you’re at it!WN_rollme_promo

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SiriusXM has announced an exclusive Club Luck radio special, presented on their Outlaw Country and Willie’s Roadhouse channels. The special will include interviews and performances by Willie as well as other artists from Luck Reunion. Here is the schedule:

Willie’s Roadhouse, SiriusXM Channel 59 @SXMWillie

One-hour special featuring full set from Willie Nelson & Family + interview with Dallas Wayne

Friday 4/8         6 pm ET

Saturday 4/9     2 pm ET

Sunday 4/10      8 pm ET

Outlaw Country, SiriusXM Channel 60 @SXMOutlaw

Four-hour special featuring full sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Margo Price, Parker Millsap, John Moreland and Aaron Lee Tasjan, plus interview segments hosted by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mojo Nixon and Dallas Wayne

Friday 4/8         8 pm ET

Saturday 4/9     2 pm ET

Sunday 4/10      6 pm ET

Weds 4/13        12 pm ET

Below is the link to the SiriusXM blog post, where you can find out more:

http://blog.siriusxm.com/2016/04/05/willie-nelson-hosts-family-and-friends-at-luck-reunion/

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Merle Haggard

admin —  April 6, 2016 — 77 Comments

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Despite the weather, REVERB had a great time at the Luck Reunion event with Willie Nelson and friends!
There is some incredible memorabilia from the event up for auction online to support the work of REVERB, including limited edition artwork signed by Willie Nelson and a beautiful Martin Guitar, also signed by Willie! Click the link and check it out!

https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/576

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MERLE HAGGARD CANCELS UPCOMING APRIL PERFORMANCES

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Merle Haggard is canceling his April performances with Willie Nelson & Family.  He has received doctor’s orders to complete his recovery from double pneumonia by continuing to rest.

Merle says “I want to thank my fans for their prayers and well wishes.  I hope to be back on the road in May, but I’m taking it one day at a time.”

The Willie Nelson & Family tour will continue with a variety of special guests – Jamey Johnson, Ryan Bingham and Shakey Graves – joining on select dates.  Please see final schedule below.

Apr 7 Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 8 Springfield, MO – O’Reilly Family Event Center
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 9 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 11 Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 12 Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 13 Enid, OK – Enid Event Center
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham

Apr 15 New Braunfels, TX -  Whitewater Amphitheater
Willie Nelson with special guest Ryan Bingham

Apr 16 New Braunfels, TX -  Whitewater Amphitheater
Willie Nelson with special guest Ryan Bingham

Apr 17 New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
Willie Nelson with special guests Jamey Johnson  and Shakey Graves

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American Masters - The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End’ airs May 27 onPBS! Watch the first trailer, courtesy of Rolling Stone:

http://smarturl.it/hm_trailer_rs?IQid=fb.wn

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— Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin – No. 40 — Music legend Willie Nelson extends his multi-genre chart history, as his new album, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, debuts at No. 1 on both the Traditional Jazz Albums and overall Jazz Albums charts.

The set, which sold 13,000 copies in the week ending March 3, according to Nielsen Music, also enters at No. 14 on Top Album Sales. It launches at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 — his 19th top 40-charting album on the list (with 13,000 equivalent album units).

Willie Nelson Says Frank Sinatra Is His Vocal Inspiration

The new album is a tribute to the songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin. It gives Nelson his third No. 1 on the Traditional Jazz Albums chart, following two collaborations with Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues (2008) and Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (with Norah Jones, 2011). While Nelson is most certainly an icon of country music — and has 14 No. 1s on the Top Country Albums chart to prove it — he’s also notched top 10s on the Blues Albums (Milk Cow Blues, No. 2 in 2000), Kid Albums (Rainbow Connection, No. 7 in 2001) and Holiday Albums (Pretty Paper, No. 9 in 1983) charts. He’s even claimed a No. 1 on the Reggae Albums chart (Countryman, in 2009).

The new Gershwin album does not add to Nelson’s voluminous history on the Top Country Albums chart, however, as the set is a decidedly jazz affair. That follows such titles as his top 10 Blues Albums effort Milk Cow Blues (2000) and his two earlier No. 1s on the Traditional Jazz Albums list, all of which skipped the Top Country Albums tally.

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7052485/willie-nelson-third-number-1-album-billboard-200-chart-moves

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Summertime Debuts at #1!

admin —  March 8, 2016 — 5 Comments
“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” has debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Jazz Album chart! Grab your copy of the chart topping album over on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/wn_smtme_amzn?IQid=tw.wn
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