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Dear Willie...

Cilla McCain | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
Cilla McCain

It was morning, a long time ago. I'd just moved to the Georgia Mountains during a down pour the night before and I felt like road kill. To be honest, ...

A Conversation With Willie Nelson, Part II: Living in the Promised Land

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the second portion of a two-part conversation, the American musician Willie Nelson tells Robert Scheer why, in spite of prevailing political condit...

Willie Nelson: A Long Story From Franklin Roosevelt To Donald Trump

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In part one of a two-part conversation at his home in Hawaii, American musician Willie Nelson tells KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence" that his upbringing d...

Willie Nelson Got The Dopest Christmas Present From Snoop Dogg

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment

This is fire. On Tuesday, Willie Nelson shared what his friend Snoop Dogg got him for Christmas on Twitter: Thank you @SnoopDogg for the Christmas Sw...

The Tao of Willie / Willie Nelson at ACL Fest

Turk Pipkin | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts
Turk Pipkin

Because I love Willie, and because we could all use a little Willie in these crazy times... I am 100% committed to voting in this Presidential electi...

Virginia Governor Strikes A Pose With Willie Nelson And His Pot

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

@PaulBegala @GovernorVA UH-OH Trouble!— 🗣💨6630507 (@BioAnnie1) September 17, 2016 Nothing he can do about ...

Willie Nelson Reveals How He Overcame Being Bullied

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment

Anyone can be the victim of bullying, even an American icon like Willie Nelson. The country music legend recently spoke with Great Big Story about his...

The Revered Highwaymen Ride Back Into Town With PBS Special and Legacy Box Set

David Hinckley | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The more you like country music, the more you're apt to like The Highwaymen: Friends Till The End, a PBS "American Masters" documentary that airs Frid...

Bruce Springsteen Won't Sing In North Carolina. Here's A List Of Bands Scheduled To Play There This Summer. Who's Next?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."

Requiem For A Heavyweight: Merle Haggard

Dan Rather | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Dan Rather

I subscribe to the old theory that if you really want to know what's going on in our United States -- if you want to understand the hearts and minds of a large segment of America at any given moment -- listen to country music and you'll know.

Dan Rather, 84 and Flying Free

David Hinckley | Posted 02.16.2017 | Media
David Hinckley

What he's missing in reach, the 84-year-old Rather explains, he's getting back in that rarest of all journalistic commodities: freedom.

Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.

Is There Really Peace on Earth? Dear Virginia...

Turk Pipkin | Posted 12.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Turk Pipkin

Dear Virginia, It has been so many years -- 118 to be precise -- since you wrote a letter to a newspaper asking if there really is a Santa Claus. The...

Willie Nelson vs. Big Pot

New York Magazine | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Backstage at Farm Aid is a hidden city....

Willie Nelson Takes On Big Pot

New York Magazine | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics

This begins to add up when you do the math. Nelson has spent the past 60 years touring the American landscape; the current version of theHoneysuckle R...

The Loneliest Man I Ever Met: Chats With Kinky Friedman, Alberta Cross' Petter Ericson Stakee, Astrella and Dr. Stephen Greenberg, Plus an Amanda Lamb Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new album The Loneliest Man I Ever Met is literally the first album of new material in 32 years. What the hell, Kinky Friedman!

Straight Outta Austin: An Interview With Emily Wolfe

Phil Simon | Posted 10.12.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

Austin, TX has long been known as a town with a rich and vibrant independent music scene. The home of Willie Nelson and Gary Clark, Jr. sports no shortage of interesting acts, some of which I've had the pleasure of seeing in my travels.

Lost in Translation: The 'Translational Fallacy' in Analyzing Lyric Writing

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts
Michael Sigman

Translating lyrics can be a noble calling. It's simply not what Carl did. When writing a lyric -- whether or not there was an already existing foreign-language one -- he focused on one thing and one thing alone: creating the perfect "wedding" of words and music.

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview with Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Bottom Line has been closed for eleven years, it closed January 2nd, 2004. I think about it all the time because I spent a great deal of my life there. One of the things I'm working on is an oral history viewed from the perspective of the performers who performed there.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

How Willie Nelson Changed Music History With His Guitar

Rolling Stone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

Before Willie Nelson hits the stage every night, there's a commotion in the audience when his longtime guitar tech, Tunin' Tom Hawkins, brings out the...

Obama Sings 'On The Road Again' With WIllie Nelson

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

It's been a wild week in Washington. So why not? President Obama joined Willie Nelson and John Fogerty to sing Nelson's iconic "On The Road Again,"...

Neil Young and Willie Nelson Protest Keystone Pipeline in American Heartland

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Harvest the Hope, a concert on the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup in Neligh, Nebraska, right on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline, was ma...

'Engelbert Calling' On a New Album With a Bunch of Friends

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Just because what we hear a lot of today is not what one would think of as his type of music, does not by any means that Humperdinck has retired. Quite the contrary. He has a busy tour schedule, beginning on the east coast this month.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline makes a difference for communities in Nebraska and along the pipeline pathway. Real jobs are stake, jobs on many farms and ranches. Those are the jobs that drive this region and feed the country.