Articles tagged willie nelson

Stagecoach Festival Proves It Rides in the Shadow of Coachella No More

Stagecoach has grown from a scrappy, smaller, countrified answer to Coachella when promoter Goldenvoice launched it in 2007 to what last year was the fifth-highest-grossing music festival of any kind.

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Willie Nelson: God’s Problem Child

Having released a seemingly innumerable number of albums over the last half century plus, Willie Nelson shows no signs of slowing down on the excellent God’s Problem Child.

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Willie Nelson: For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price

You already know what this album sounds like. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

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Austin City Limits 2016 Weekend 2: Sunday

Popular acts like Haim and under-the-radar gems like Amasa Hines deliver big on the final day of ACL 2016.

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Holding on to Hag: Remembering Merle Haggard 1937-2016

Merle Haggard died at age 79, leaving behind a legacy of authentic country music.

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Loretta Lynn - “Lay Me Down” feat. Willie Nelson (Singles Going Steady)

"Lay Me Down" is a moving, inspiring, and meaningful piece of country music, qualities of which the modern genre seems to have nearly lost all connection to.

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2 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best Country Music of 2015

In country music, the old and the new are never that far away from each other. They’re at least on speaking terms.

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It’s a Political World in ‘Korvac Saga #2’

As I'm reading this issue of Korvac Saga I keep hearing Bob Dylan's Oh Mercy album playing in my head. Like a soundtrack.

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Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie

Comfort is the way here, but there’s also an ongoing obsession with age, the passing of time and the surprises that come with it.

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‘Outlaw’ Is an Entertaining, Authoritative Account of Nashville’s Rebel Years

Three of country music's biggest names, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, and how they changed one of America's most conservative music scenes.

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John McCutcheon: This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America

The ever-relevant songbook of folk's immortal influence comes to life again.

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The Best of Times: Texas Artists Performing the Music of Sara Hickman

Texans band together for the kids.

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Merle Haggard: Working in Tennessee

Merle Haggard's new album sounds good, but doesn't add anything to his legacy.

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The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO

In mid-September each year, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival caps off the summer season with musically varied artists and a three-hour Grand Tasting featuring over 150 beers from 50 microbreweries.

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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown: 21 June 2011 - Red Rocks Amphitheater

The smell of chewing tobacco, and the sight of cowboy hats and cut-off jean shorts were enough to make even the most weathered cowboy say something along the lines of, “Well, my God, this is a party”.

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Willie Nelson in the Twilight Glow

At 77, Willie's hair is now down to his tailbone, and you can see his trademark red locks fade to gray about midway up his back -- it's like examining the rings of a tree.

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Bob Dylan + Willie Nelson + John Mellencamp: 28 July 2009 - Durham, NC

Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?

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5 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Willie Sounds Better Naked

Editing the original RCA tapes makes the songs on Naked Willie so much better that I’m remembering the reasons why I fell in love with Willie Nelson so many years ago.

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Willie Nelson / Asleep at the Wheel: Willie and the Wheel

Nelson is the ideal singer for this sort of material, but a magical voice like his just doesn't belong in such mundane, stilted surroundings.

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25 Feb 2009 // 3:03 AM

ABOARD WILLIE NELSON’S BUS IN WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A couple of Texas cowboys are parked in an alleyway behind the F.M. Kirby Center

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