Willie Nelson has cancelled a handful of upcomong tour dates following a crash involving the bus that his backing band travels in.
“It never was hard to write a song. It was an easy thing to do to make a rhyme,” he said. “I guess songwriters are supposed to be able to do that. Whether it’s good or not, that’s up to somebody else.”
“To me, I’ve never really placed much of an importance on genre or typifying anything,” he said. “I really try to honor the process and work from that place.”
“Friends, at age 94, I don’t have much voice left. But: here’s a song I think you know, and if you sing it, why, we’ll make a good sound!” surprise guest Pete Seeger said at Farm Aid.
“When we’d see a girl and be too shy to say something, we would go, ‘Hey girl’, and it always brought a smile and started a conversation.”
One of the more influential country artists of the 1960s and ’70s, Tompall Glaser, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 13), after a long illness. He was 79. If his name doesn’t ring a bell for the [...]
Jody Payne, who for 35 years played lead guitar in Willie Nelson’s band The Family, died this past Saturday from heart complications. He was 77.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers once again proved to be among the world’s most reliable festival bands with a triumphant set packed with hits to close out Outside Lands music festival.
He will perform the 1978 album of jazz-pop standards in its entirety for the first time ever during a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl.
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.
The massive concert held Saturday in Norman, Okla. also featured Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Sammy Hagar, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, and Carrie Underwood.
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“As soon as I knew [Garth Brooks] was going to participate, I called Willie [Nelson] and Ronnie Dunn and Sammy Hagar, and it started growing.”
Additional artists performing at the Nashville and Charleston festivals include Blackberry Smoke, Dawes, Clare Bowen, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
“It’s nice to take the spotlight that’s on you and shine it on something that’s more important than yourself,” says Johnson.
The Rolling Stone, CMT, and Billboard writer was well-loved by many country fans and artists, including Taylor Swift, who called him “one of my favorite journalists.”