Willie Nelson

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Flashback: Willie Nelson Releases ‘Phases & Stages’ 45 Years Ago

Album chronicled a bitter breakup and set the stage for Nelson’s masterpiece Red Headed Stranger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn8A72wnOZM By the early 1970s, Willie Nelson was both an acclaimed songwriter and a frustrated artist. Having recorded for Liberty and then RCA Records, the Texan notched just one Top Ten solo hit with “Touch Me,” in 1962. He wouldn’t have another until 1975, by which time he was recording for Columbia Records, a move that afforded him […]

todayMarch 6, 2019

Music

Willie Nelson at 85: A Visit With the King of Night Life

As he reaches his 85th year, Nelson is writing, touring and smoking more than ever. His band and family members weigh in on what drives the Red Headed Stranger. "What else we got?" Willie Nelson asks. He's sitting with his famous battered guitar Trigger at his recording studio, located on the Cut 'N Putt golf course he owns in Spicewood, Texas. He's deep into a session of Frank Sinatra covers for […]

todayApril 29, 2018

Entertainment

When Daryl Hannah, Neil Young and the son of Willie Nelson made a Netflix movie in three days

On the big screen, Daryl Hannah stands out for her roles in “Splash,” “Wall Street” and the “Kill Bill” movies. But it has been more than a decade since audiences last watched the striking 5-foot-10 blonde strut across the screen in a formidable role. Perhaps that was because she rebuffed Harvey Weinstein in a harrowing encounter that likely cost her many future opportunities, as she revealed to the New Yorker […]

todayMarch 24, 2018

Music

Flashback: See Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson’s Mournful ‘Happy, Happy Birthday Baby’

Celebrating her 72nd birthday today, Parton's rare original 1965 version of this song became her very first pop chart entry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKYJMOA_u1s Dolly Rebecca Parton, born January 19th, 1946, in tiny Locust Ridge in the SmokyMountains of east Tennessee, turns 72 years old today. Having recently set two world records, Parton is presumably having a good birthday week. Probably a better one, at least, than the subject of the song she performs above with Willie Nelson. […]

todayJanuary 20, 2018

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