Willie Nelson To Be Honored Ahead Of The 2019 Grammy Awards

Country music icon Willie Nelson will be honored by the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing ahead of the 61st Grammy Awards which takes place on Feb. 10, 2019.

The academy’s president, Neil Portnow, said in a statement that “Willie Nelson has inspired generations of musicians and fans, and continues to set precedents of excellence within the music community.”

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Watch Willie Nelson Perform New Song “Vote ’Em Out” at rally for Beto O’Rourke

On Saturday night, country music icon Willie Nelson headlined a free concert in Austin for Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

With his legendary guitar Trigger in hand, signature red bandanna and T-shirt emblazoned with ‘Beto for Senate’ , Nelson encouraged the crowd to join in and sing along with his new song “Vote ‘Em Out.”

Before he started the politically-driven song, which is a call to action against candidates voters dislike, Nelson said “Here’s a new song we’re going to spring on y’all tonight. Take it home with you, spread it around,”

“If you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out / that’s what Election Day is all about / and the biggest gun we got / is called the ballot box / if you don’t like who’s in there / vote ’em out.”

Beto O’Rourke is the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Ted Cruz from his senate seat.

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Live Stream: Farm Aid 2018

Watch and listen to the legendary artists who are coming together to support Farm Aid’s mission of building a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.

The Farm Aid 2018 Webcast Lineup:

– Jamey Johnson – 3:00pm
– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 3:31pm
– Kacey Musgraves – 4:18pm
– Sturgill Simpson – 5:13pm
– Chris Stapleton – 6:08pm
– Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – 7:03pm
– John Mellencamp – 8:03pm
– Neil Young & Promise of the Real – 9:03pm
– Willie Nelson & Family – 10:03pm

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Hear Jack Johnson Recount Getting High With Willie Nelson in New Song

On the short acoustic tune, Johnson recounts in a humorous manner himself and his band smoking pot with Nelson and then proceeding to lose all his cash to the country legend in a poker game. “I was $50 up and then my mind went funny,” he muses. “It really didn’t help that I didn’t know the rules of the game/ It probably didn’t help that I couldn’t remember my name/ After Willie got my stoned.”

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Country legend Willie Nelson Shares 2 Tracks off the new album

Willie Nelson will turn 85 years old this year on April 29th, which is only two days after the release of his latest album, Last Man Standing.‘ With a title track that clearly acknowledges the passing of so many musical colleagues and cherished friends who have sadly gone before him, this song looks at the truly double-edged sword that comes from outliving Willie’s peers, loved ones and the album is one of his most personal and introspective albums to-date. ‘Last Man Standing’ acknowledges the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer. This album finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that only comes from spending most of your life on the road.

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