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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013, 07:10:41 AM »

http://www.biography.com/people/willie-nelson-9421488


Willie Nelson biography

 
Artist and Activist

Singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Willie Nelson was born on April 30, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. During his extensive career, Nelson has written more than 2,500 songs and has released close to 300 albums. He has won multiple awards, including countless Grammys, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards.
 


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I think parents show take the kids off the phones and replaced the technical gizmos with a guitar or a set of spoons to bring out the talents of children. IMO
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2013, 02:17:40 PM »

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20759658,00.html
Willie Nelson Band Members Injured in Tour Bus Crash
November 23, 2013

Willie Nelson has cancelled his current tour indefinitely due to a bus crash early Saturday morning outside of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that left three of his band members injured.

Nelson, 80, was not on board the tour bus when it crashed into a bridge at about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 30, NBC news reports.

One of Nelson's band members suffered serious injuries and two others received minor injuries, trooper Sylvia Jennings says. All three were taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, about 80 miles outside of Dallas.

Nelson's website says the roads were icy and Jennings reported rain and high winds at the time of the accident.
 

http://willienelson.com/
Willie Nelson's Website 
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2013, 10:04:53 AM »

http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/willie-nelsons-golf-course-for-sale
Willie Nelson's golf course for sale
Singer-songwriter bought Cut-N-Putt in 1979

December 11, 2013

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Willie Nelson's nine-hole golf course in Briarcliff is up for sale and the asking price is $3 million, according to a local real estate website.

"Own a piece of Texas History!," broker Laura Gottesman says on the site.  Willie Nelson's Cut and Putt Pedernales Golf Course is for sale!"

The course is a former country club and recording studio that looks out over the Pedernales River.
 

Photos: http://interactives.kxan.com/photomojo/gallery/3336/67226/willies-golf-course-opening-to-public/
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2013, 04:02:22 PM »

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20759658,00.html
Willie Nelson Band Members Injured in Tour Bus Crash
November 23, 2013

Willie Nelson has cancelled his current tour indefinitely due to a bus crash early Saturday morning outside of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that left three of his band members injured.

Nelson, 80, was not on board the tour bus when it crashed into a bridge at about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 30, NBC news reports.

One of Nelson's band members suffered serious injuries and two others received minor injuries, trooper Sylvia Jennings says. All three were taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, about 80 miles outside of Dallas.

Nelson's website says the roads were icy and Jennings reported rain and high winds at the time of the accident.
 

http://willienelson.com/
Willie Nelson's Website 

http://willienelson.com/story/update-on-band-bus-wreck/
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 04:03:22 PM »



I wonder if the grass smells like grass.   
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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2013, 04:23:42 PM »

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20759658,00.html
Willie Nelson Band Members Injured in Tour Bus Crash
November 23, 2013

Willie Nelson has cancelled his current tour indefinitely due to a bus crash early Saturday morning outside of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that left three of his band members injured.

Nelson, 80, was not on board the tour bus when it crashed into a bridge at about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 30, NBC news reports.

One of Nelson's band members suffered serious injuries and two others received minor injuries, trooper Sylvia Jennings says. All three were taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, about 80 miles outside of Dallas.

Nelson's website says the roads were icy and Jennings reported rain and high winds at the time of the accident.
 

http://willienelson.com/
Willie Nelson's Website 

http://willienelson.com/story/update-on-band-bus-wreck/

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Willie Nelson in Las Vegas, NV -- Golden Nugget Casino
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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2013, 05:51:15 PM »

http://www.newsday.com/travel/heart-willie-nelson-prompted-by-blackfish-documentary-cancel-planned-seaworld-performances-1.6577212


  Willie Nelson makes the World a better place to be.
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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 08:40:04 AM »

http://www.austin360.com/weblogs/austin-music-source/2014/jan/19/steven-fromholz-ground-breaking-austin-songwriter-/
Steven Fromholz, groundbreaking Austin songwriter, dies
January 19, 2014


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Steve Fromholz at Willie Nelson Picnic.

Steven Fromholz, one of Austin's foremost songwriters during the 1970s outlaw country era, died Sunday from an accident with a firearm, his family reported. He was 68.
 
Born in Temple, Fromholz rose to prominence with a 1976 solo album for ABC Records titled "A Rumor in My Own Time." One of its tracks, "I'd Have to Be Crazy," subsequently was recorded by Willie Nelson, who issued the 1978 Fromholz album "Jus' Playin' Along" on his Lone Star label.
Fromholz later released several albums on his own label, Felicity, named after one of his two daughters. His other daughter, Darcie, also lives in Austin.
Fromholz's career got a boost in 1998 when Lyle Lovett recorded all three songs of Fromholz's "Texas Trilogy" on his two-disc set "Step Inside This House," a tribute to Texas songwriters. The Trilogy initially appeared on Fromholz's first record, "Frummox," a 1969 duo project with Dan McCrimmon. It also inspired a book that Hillis and Bruce Jordan co-authored, "Texas Trilogy: Life in a Small Texas Town" (2002, University of Texas Press).
Fromholz suffered a stroke about 10 years ago but had largely recovered over the years, Hillis said. In 2007, Fromholz was selected Poet Laureate of Texas.
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« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2014, 08:44:47 AM »



http://www.metrolyrics.com/id-have-to-be-crazy-lyrics-willie-nelson.html
I'd Have To Be Crazy Lyrics

"I'd Have To Be Crazy" was written by Steven Fromholz.

I'd have to be crazy
To stop all my singing
And never play music again

You'd call me a fool
If I grabbed up a top hat
And ran out to flag down the wind

And I'd have to be weird
To grow me a beard
Just to see what the rednecks would do

But I'd have to be crazy
Plumb out of my mind
To fall out of love with you

Now I know I've done weird things
I told people I heard things
When silence was all that abounds

Been days when it pleased me
To be on my knees
Following ants, as they crawled across the ground

I've been insane on a train
But I'm still me again
The place where I hold you is true

So I know I'm alright
'Cause I'd have to be crazy
To fall out of love with you

No I don't wanna intend to
But should there come a day
When I say that I don't love you
You probably waited

I sure would be dingy
To live in an envelope
Waiting alone for a stamp

You'd swear I was loco
If I rubbed for a genie
While burning my hand on the lamp

And I may not be normal
But nobody is
So I'd like to say 'fore I'm through

I'd have to be crazy
Plumb out of my mind
To fall out of love with you

I'd have to be crazy
Plumb out of my mind
To fall out of love with you

SONGWRITERS
STEVEN FROMHOLZ

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« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2014, 10:41:26 AM »

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1721177/grammys-groove-to-willie-nelson-kris-kristofferson-merle-haggard-blake-shelton.jhtml

 
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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2014, 06:55:11 PM »



 
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014, 03:36:03 AM »

lol Muffy
Not a Country fan, but love me some Willie!! His voice is so distinct -- what talent.
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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2014, 05:28:08 AM »

lol Muffy
Not a Country fan, but love me some Willie!! His voice is so distinct -- what talent.

I enjoy music, whether it's country, bluegrass, metal, folk,  rock & roll, blues, etc.  and whatever crosses over and in between.  I particularly like singer-song writers.  I agree with you Nutt, Willie's voice is distinct. I used to see him perform live in smaller clubs and outdoor venues when we were all much younger.  Now days, it's too much of a crowd, and it's a long wait and he doesn't come on till late and then he only plays for a little while.  But ahhh, the memories.... 
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« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2014, 08:41:01 AM »

   Willie turns 81 years old the day after he gets his fifth degree black belt.  Not too shabby... 

http://blog.chron.com/thetexican/2014/04/willie-nelson-about-to-become-fifth-degree-black-belt/#22512101=0
Willie Nelson about to become fifth degree black belt
April 16, 2014

 
Nelson is due to receive his fifth degree black belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a modern Korean martial arts system, on April 28 at a martial arts studio in Austin, according to his publicist, Elaine Shock.

The following day, the troubadour will turn 81, which should make us all feel incredibly lazy.

Shock said that for the past 20 years Nelson has been training in the art of Tae Kwon Do and Gong Kwon Yu Sul, often practicing while in his bus on his seemingly never-ending tour with his family of musicians.

His teacher at Master Martial Arts, the Korean-born Grand Master Sam Um, also directed Nelson in the 2007 film Fighting With Anger.

Nelson did all his own stunts the movie too, Um adds.

Um said Nelson first came to his studio 20 years ago with his wife and kids to sign them up for classes. He said Nelson stuck with the classes after his family got older and moved to Hawaii. They struck up a friendship over martial arts that has stayed strong.

“The man has great discipline,” said Um on Wednesday. “He shows up on time and he’s always ready to train.”

At Nelson’s age — he was in his sixties when he came to Um — his teacher worried he would get hurt on the studio’s wooden floors. Um said Nelson more than holds his own practicing the mixed martial art, which features elements of kickboxing and Judo.
 
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2014, 09:33:36 AM »

http://www.kvue.com/news/editors-pick/Willie-Nelson-receives-a-5th-black-belt-in-GongKwon-Yusul-257089471.html?google_editors_picks=true
Willie Nelson receives fifth-degree black belt
Posted April 28, 2014, Updated today, April 29, 2014

 
Willie Nelson received his fifth-degree black belt in a martial art called GongKwon Yusul, a discipline with Korean roots which Nelson says he’s practiced for 20 years.
“It's just good for you physically. For your lungs. The more you're breathing, exercising, the better you’re going to feel,” said Nelson from his tour bus in an exclusive interview with KVUE Monday night.
Willie Nelson was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame this past weekend.
Monday he received his fifth-degree black belt and on Tuesday, the father of eight celebrates his 81st birthday in a concert at The Backyard.
Nelson also has a new CD called “Band of Brothers” which comes out in June.
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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2014, 01:01:02 PM »

http://kxan.com/2014/05/02/willie-nelsons-old-tour-bus-for-sale-on-craigslist/
Willie Nelson’s old tour bus for sale on Craigslist
May 2, 2014

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man in Tyler is trying to sell the bus Willie Nelson used to tour in the 80s… on Craigslist.

The post on the listing website said “this bus was built for Willie nelson in the 80s,” and features plenty of pictures that display the spray-painted artwork on the 1983 Eagle Bus including a soaring eagle and a man riding a horse in a desert. The front of the bus displays a sign that reads “I love Willie.”

The wooden, velvety interior looks in good condition and comes complete with stain glass windows and Native American artwork. The bus is going for $29,999 although the owner does not say why he is trying to get rid of this old school relic.

(see link to listing in article)
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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2014, 01:05:47 PM »

http://kxan.com/2014/05/08/nelson-donating-awards-archives-to-ut-center/
Nelson donating awards, archives to UT Center
May 8, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country star, actor and farm advocate Willie Nelson has donated many of his platinum records, manuscripts and creative documents to the University of Texas.

UT’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History on Thursday announced Nelson’s gift. The Willie Nelson Collection in Austin will be the focus of an upcoming exhibit.

UT officials say the collection includes letters and photos from fellow musicians including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Lionel Richie. The items also pay tribute to Nelson’s fans and their gifts and notes to him over the years.

Grammy-winning Nelson, who turned 81 last month, co-founded the Farm Aid movement to help family farmers. He’s also appeared in more than three dozen films and television shows.
 
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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2014, 11:20:37 PM »

http://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-tatum-lee-missouri/
Willie Nelson Makes Special Little Girl’s Dream Come True
July 14, 2014


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Willie Nelson spent his weekend fulfilling one little girl’s big dreams.
On Friday night (July 11), Nelson took the stage at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, joined by Jason Isbell and co-headliner Allison Krauss and Union Station. And it was there that the singer met adorable audience member named Tatum Lee.
Tatum made the 2-and-a-half-hour drive from Joplin, Missouri to Kansas City with her family. It was all thanks to the loving volunteers with the Make a Wish Foundation, who arranged for Tatum to meet her favorite singer, Nelson. But they didn’t just meet — she was also lucky enough to get her guitar signed and a photo with the legend.
The little girl relies on music a great deal, especially every four months when she has operations to extend the rods in her back. Her next surgery is rapidly approaching, but now she’ll have memories of seeing her favorite singer, Willie Nelson, to help get her through. More pictures from the meeting are on Nelson’s official website.
 

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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2014, 08:14:31 PM »

http://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelsons-braids-waylon-jennings-auction/
Willie Nelson’s Braids Up for Grabs in Waylon Jennings Auction
August 8, 2014

Ever wanted to own Willie Nelson‘s braids? Now is your chance.
A collection of items from Waylon Jennings‘ personal inventory will be on the auction block this Fall, including Nelson’s hair. More than 2,000 items are being sold off Oct. 5 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
Most of the items come from Jennings’ close music business friends, including Buddy Holly. The icon’s Ariel Cyclone motorcycle is one of the biggest items being auctioned. The bike was given to Jennings after Holly was killed in a plane crash. Jennings’ relationship with the late star stemmed from the two playing together early in his career — the singer was a member of Holly’s band, the Crickets.
Other hot items include a robe and boxing gloves from the great Muhammad Ali, Hank Williams’ Nudie cowboy boots and a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Jennings. The country legend’s personal items, like handwritten lyrics, are also in the auction.
The set of Nelson’s braids — famous in their own right — were chopped off in 1983, a message of support from the ‘On the Road Again’ hitmaker to Jennings while he was trying to maintain sobriety.


Jennings died in 2002 at the age of 64 following complications from diabetes. The upcoming auction of his belongings is a means of bringing awareness to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the work they do. Later this month, the items will be available for viewing in a catalog collection.

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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2014, 03:16:28 PM »

http://kxan.com/2014/08/14/willie-nelson-on-rolling-stone-cover-and-having-great-year/
Willie Nelson on ‘Rolling Stone’ cover and having great year
August 14, 2014

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