Willie Nelson has cancelled a handful of upcomong tour dates following a crash involving the bus that his backing band travels in. His official website posted “Willie Nelson’s band bus (not Willie’s bus) was in an accident overnight on icy I-30 in Texas.
While ‘Glee’ and singer Katy Perry have the most nominations, country music is represented by the likes of Blake Shelton (who is nominated three times), The Band Perry, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift.
“It never was hard to write a song. It was an easy thing to do to make a rhyme,” Nelson told Radio.com. “I guess songwriters are supposed to be able to do that.
Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Pete Seeger Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, More During Farm Aid 2013
Along with Farm Aid board members Nelson, Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the annual event also included such guests as Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jack Johnson, and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
The songs on his new album “We Are Tonight” were “all instants for me,” Currington told Radio.com. “I would hear them and I’d be like, ‘I have to hear that again and again.’”
Singer, songwriter, studio owner, music publisher: Considering how many aspects of the music business Tompall was involved with during his long career, it’s a wonder he’s not better known.
Jody Payne, who for 35 years played lead guitar in Willie Nelson’sband The Family, died this past Saturday (Aug. 10), from heart complications. He was 77.
At the Hollywood Bowl next month, Willie Nelson is going to do something he’s never done before.
At 80 years old, this onetime ‘outlaw’ artist still plays by his own rules. On top of that, he may just be the best guitarist in country music.
Figures are not in yet for how much money Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert raised for the United Way, but early reports from his camp indicate that if the nearly daylong show didn’t break records for paid attendance, it sure came close.