New this week: 'Clickbait,' Sturgill Simpson and Addison Rae
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Sturgill Simpson's concept album called “The Ballad of Dood & Juanita” and TikTok star Addison Rae making her acting debut in a gender-flipped remake of the 1999 Freddie Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook teen comedy “She’s All That.”.
‘Vote them out’: Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing "vote them out" Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions.myrgv.com
'Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines Texas protest rally
Country music legend Willie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally wrapping up a four-day march in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington two weeks ago to block GOP-backed voting restrictions. Families with lawn chairs spread out across the sprawling Capitol greens in Austin. Clergy, politicians, constituents and musicians all spoke out about the proposals to impose voter ID requirements, limit ballot drop boxes and mail voting, and strip local officials of their election authority.news.yahoo.com
Texas Dems receive financial help from Beto O’Rourke, Willie Nelson
WASHINGTON – With financial help from the likes of Willie Nelson and Beto O'Rourke, and moral support from the White House, Democrats from the Texas Legislature spent their second full day on the lam pleading for congressional help on voting rights.myrgv.com
The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April
Houston hosts 14 games in April -- Oakland and Detroit visit for three each, the Los Angeles Angels and Seattle play four times. ___The Charlotte Hornets will allow approximately 5,000 fans to attend NBA home games beginning March 26 against Miami, or about 25% percent of the Spectrum Center’s seating capacity. That’s a 10% increase from the 3,000 fans that were allowed to attend home games beginning March 13. ___The Preakness will be run in front of a limited capacity of 10,000 fans at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 15. AdSince the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the Ad Council has mobilized the industry to launch a multi-pronged communications effort to combat COVID-19.
New this week: Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Superman
This combination photo shows promotional art for Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, a documentary debuting Friday on Apple TV+, from left, The United States vs. Billie Holiday," premiering Friday on Hulu and Superman & Lois," a new series premiering Tuesday on The CW. (AppleTV+/Hulu/The CW via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad— Based on Johann Hari’s 2015 book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,” Lee Daniels' “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” chronicles the legendary jazz singer's addiction and activism. Andra Day, who's nominated for a Golden Globe, plays Holiday in the biopic, which premieres Friday on Hulu. ET at the Amazon Music Twitch channel and will feature music from the group’s new album, “Life Rolls On,” released on Feb. 12.
Always On My Mind: Favorite Show Of 2020
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. As 2020 began, just like many avid concert goers, I optimistically filled out my calendar months in advance in anticipation of the good times ahead. One event in January that quickly made it to my calendar, and thankfully came to fruition, was Willie Nelson at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Hell, only a short week after Nelson’s show officials wisely shut down the Houston Rodeo due to concerns over the virus. That night Nelson and his family band were in fine form.houstonpress.com
Charley Pride overcame racial barriers as country music star
And he did it by winning over millions of country music fans. Until the early 1990s, when Cleve Francis came along, Pride was the only Black country singer signed to a major label. “Then it was ‘first Negro country singer;’ then ‘first Black country singer.’ Now I’m the `first African-American country singer.′ That’s about the only thing that’s changed. Throughout his career, he sang positive songs instead of sad ones often associated with country music. Even a country singer,” said country singer Rissi Palmer on Twitter.
Willie Nelson 2020? 4 people in Vermont had ‘high’ hopes that would be the case
A handful of people in Vermont embraced their inner Texans for the 2020 election and chose to write in one of the most notable Texas-born country singers, Willie Nelson. According to the Vermont election results, four people wrote in Nelson as their would-be presidential candidate. Of all the votes, 242,820 (or about 65%) went to Joe Biden and 112,704 (or about 30%) went to President Donald Trump. The remaining votes went to libertarian, green and independent candidates, as well as a variety of write-ins. According to NBC, Joe Biden is the president-elect with 306 electoral votes and 51% of the popular vote.
Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81
FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81. His big break came when Jennings recorded several of Shaver's songs for his 1973 album “Honky Tonk Heroes," which helped popularize the outlaw country genre and turn the maverick country artists into legends. "There weren’t another other way to be/For lovable losers, no account boozers/And honky tonk heroes like me," Shaver wrote in the title track. Shaver wrote songs that were covered by Elvis Presley, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford and John Anderson.
Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. 1 hits between the 1960s and 1980s, with songs like “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” and “Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone.”Pride, 82, will accept the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award on the CMA Awards on Nov. 11 on ABC. Pride was named CMA Entertainer of the year in 1971 and won male artist of the year in 1971 and 1972. He has three Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Other recipients of the award include Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson.
Streaming Concert Watch 9/23: Mac Sabbath, Farm Aid and More
Mac Sabbath7 p.m. CST – September 25Formed in 2014 in Los Angeles, Mac Sabbath is a heavy metal outfit with an affinity for parodies. He will perform alongside Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and more at the annual Farm Aid benefit concert this Saturday night. On Saturday, the band will live-stream a performance of its breakthrough studio album Foiled in its entirety. Rimes has since won two Grammys, a dozen Billboard Music Awards and a handful of honors from the Academy of Country Music Awards. In lieu of touring, Rimes will live-stream another performance from her home this Sunday.houstonpress.com
Jimmy Carter says his son smoked with Willie Nelson on the White House roof
HOUSTON – Former President Jimmy Carter shared a story of how one of his sons shared a joint with country legend Willie Nelson in a new documentary, “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President.”The smoke session happened on the White House roof, according to the Los Angeles Times. In the film, Carter said that Nelson says he “shared the pot with him was one of the servants at the White House.”However, the former president said: "That is not exactly true. It actually was one of my sons.”The documentary highlights Carter’s love of music and his friendship with several musicians during his term. Carter served as president from 1977 – 1981.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.
Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era
SPICEWOOD, Texas (AP) — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Other performers expected to play include Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Steve Earle and Nelson’s fellow Texas-based singers Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen and Kinky Friedman. Some of the artists will perform at Nelson’s Luck Ranch in Spicewood, northwest of Austin. Nelson’s event started in 1972 and has been held most years since, moving around Texas and occasionally outside the Lone Star State. “First Rose of Spring” features two new tunes plus Nelson’s take on songs by Toby Keith and Chris Stapleton.
New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'
This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. The PG-13 film was shot in summer 2016 over two Hamilton performances with the original cast, and it comes complete with an intermission. The legend Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONAlicia Keys hosts Kids, Race and Unity, a Nick News special aimed at helping children understand the crisis facing America. The special debuts 7 p.m. EDT Monday on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons and online on sites including Nickelodeon YouTube.
Texas venue that launched Janis Joplin’s career set to close
AUSTIN, Texas – A live-music venue in Texas where college student Janis Joplin launched her singing career will not be reopening after the coronavirus pandemic lifts. The converted gas station is where Joplin, then a student at the University of Texas, performed in the 1960s. On Monday, Wilson made the closure of his venue permanent but did not provide further details. Before reopening Threadgill’s, Wilson had founded another iconic Austin music venue — the Armadillo World Headquarters — in 1973. The south Austin venue where Texas progressive country music embodied by Willie Nelson was nurtured closed after a New Year’s Eve 1980 party and was torn down to make way for an office building.
Willie Nelson hosting ‘Come and Toke It’ variety show on 4/20
The world's other most-famous musical weed enthusiast, Willie Nelson, will be hosting a variety show Monday in honor of 4/20. "Come and Toke It" is being presented by Nelson and Luck Reunion. "This 4/20 at 4:20 PM CT we're bringing together artists, chefs, comedians, educators and more for 4 hours and 20 minutes of cannabis-centric entertainment hosted by Willie Nelson himself -- all from the comfort of quarantine," the description reads on a YouTube video promoting the event. "Whether you partake or not, this is your chance to live the dream," a posting on the site stated. Select videos will be featured during the Come And Toke It broadcast before Willie takes the last hit on air."
Don’t miss out: Willie Nelson is performing a free show on a streaming service
Willie Nelson joined Luck Reunion for a free live-streamed show that would have been this year’s Luck Reunion concert. The concert was previously canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The concert is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and you can stream it on http://luckreunion.com/tilfurthernotice and https://www.twitch.tv/luckreunion.
Ramon Ayala Headlines Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston
Ramon Ayala filled NRG Stadium with his signature style of corridos, conjunto, and norteo cumbia hits during Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston. Ayala and his band Los Bravos Del Norte took center stage on Sunday night at the annual Go Tejano Day at RodeoHouston. Go Tejano Day has traditionally been one of the highest attended shows at RodeoHouston, holding many of the attendance records in the event's history. EXPAND Despite a shortened set list, Ramon Ayala entertained before 74,320 fans at the annual Go Tejano Day. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful performance which received praise from the crowd, and continued the Go Tejano Day tradition for myself, my family, and the Tejano community.houstonpress.com
Willie Nelson tribute to air on A&E, concert featuring country greats
Willie Nelson tribute to air on A&E, concert featuring country greatsWillie Nelson: American Outlaw premieres Sunday, April 12, and pays homage to Nelsons seven-decade long career. Willie Nelson: American Outlaw premieres Sunday, April 12, and pays homage to Nelsons seven-decade long career. Photo: Courtesy: A&E Network Photo: Courtesy: A&E Network Image 1 of / 92 Caption Close Willie Nelson tribute to air on A&E, concert featuring country greats 1 / 92 Back to GalleryA&E Network announced three new projects celebrating country music icons, including an all-star tribute concert special honoring Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson: American Outlaw premieres Sunday, April 12, and pays homage to Nelsons seven-decade long career through emotional performances, interviews and behind the scenes concert footage, according to an A&E news release. Biography: Kenny Rogers premieres Monday, April 13 and follows Rogers journey to country singer, actor, and pop-culture icon.chron.com
WATCH: Willie Nelson cries on stage during Houston Rodeo performance
HOUSTON – Closing out night two of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Willie Nelson delivered an outstanding performance in front of more than 70,000 fans on Armed Forces Appreciation Day. I can’t believe I just saw Dr. James Allison play on stage with Willie Nelson!! Total surprise pic.twitter.com/ZBJ4aIJgBe — Luis Valencia (@Luis_E_Valencia) March 5, 2020The singer was also joined on stage by his son Lukas Nelson. 1) Tonight, I watched Willie Nelson perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Willie Nelson the GOAT!🐐 pic.twitter.com/briI2c498Q — Noah Outlaw (@OutlawNoah) March 5, 2020Willie Nelson shed a tear after singing “Always On My Mind” at the Houston Rodeo.
Houston Concert Watch 3/4: Willie Nelson and More
Three days after her 23rd birthday, the rising pop star will make her debut at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on Thursday. Chance The RapperNRG Arena 03.06If we're being honest, Chance The Rapper's latest album The Big Day was a big flop. Unfortunately, his debut album sounded hurried, unfocused and generally uninspired, which led to Chance canceling a number of concerts planned for this year. Despite this stumble, plenty of fans in Houston are eager to catch the rapper's debut performance at RodeoHouston on Friday. If you haven't already secured tickets to one of the hottest concerts in Houston this year, you're out of luck because the show is already sold out.houstonpress.com
Tweaks, Apps and New Opportunities at the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The Houston rodeo draws in upwards of 2.5 million visitors every year with a mission in addition to entertaining its visitors to promote agriculture and raise funds to support Texas youth and education. Visitors using ride share services will not have to worry about long walks, however, because the rodeo has already established a tram line from that lot. In an effort to improve both convenience and carnival engagement, the Livestock Show and Rodeo has developed a new mobile app for ride and prize tickets. I dont know how they werent already invented. HLSR President Joel Cowley FacebookTwitterThe Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a huge event in the Houston area, going strong since 1932. Cowley was especially excited to announce that, as of this year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has reached $500 million in lifetime fundraising.houstonpress.com
Here’s how you could win a chance to meet Willie Nelson and see him perform at his Texas ranch
Is meeting Willie Nelson on your bucket list? Fundraising website Omaze would like to send you and a friend to Nelson’s Texas ranch to see him perform along with 50-plus artists at his Luck Reunion festival. The winner of the sweepstakes will get a round-trip flight to Austin and stay at a 4-star hotel nearby. For example, if you donate $100 you get entered 2,000 times. Click here to enter and to learn more information.
LISTEN: Get to know and hear the music of the 17 acts who will play at RodeoHouston this year
Some of the group’s most popular songs include “Drinkin’ Problem” and “Make A Little." The Australian singer’s most popular songs include “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “The Fighter” featuring Carrie Underwood. His most recent release is “We Were.”March 17: Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani will make her RODEOHOUSTON debut on Pop night. Stapleton’s most popular songs include “Tennesse Whiskey” and “Broken Halos” His most recent release is "Second One To Know” created in collaboration with The LEGO Group. Bryan’s most popular songs include “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day” and “Play It Again” His most recent release is “What She Wants Tonight.”
RodeoHouston Announces its Star Entertainment for 2020
RodeoHouston has officially announced most of its star entertainer lineup just now, although earlier today several media outlets reported versions of leaked lists that had been received. This is the second consecutive year in which the list has been leaked early. Gwen Stefani, whose main country connection is through boyfriend Blake Shelton, will probably also be a hot item. Photo by Houston Livestock Show and RodeoReturning talent includes Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley. This year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs March 3-22.houstonpress.com
'On the Farm Again' Woman makes hay replica of Willie Nelson
In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 photo, a hay bale sculpture called Will-Hay Nelson stands in a field on Tolers Ferry Road in Huddleston, Va. (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP)HUDDLESTON, VA – Country singer Willie Nelson frequently sings about traveling and seeing things he may never see again. Chances are he had never before encountered a 15-foot-tall hay sculpture of himself — guitar and iconic pigtail braids included — like the one a Virginia woman recently created. Huddleston native Beth Bays has been making giant hay bale sculptures for the last eight years. But her latest work, “Will-Hay Nelson," really struck a chord in the community upon its debut in November, Bays told news outlets. Seems like the hay sculpture may always be on his mind.
15-foot hay sculpture of Willie Nelson towers over Virginia farm, featured in music video
15-foot hay sculpture of Willie Nelson towers over Virginia farm, featured in music videoWe all know that Texas loves native son Willie Nelson. But on one Virginia farm, they have caught hay fever over a 15-foot statue of "Will-Hay Nelson": an effigy of the red-headed stranger made out of hay bales. But on one Virginia farm, they have caught hay fever over a 15-foot statue of "Will-Hay Nelson": an effigy of the red-headed stranger made out of hay ... more Photo: Beth Bays/@farmerbays Photo: Beth Bays/@farmerbays Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close 15-foot hay sculpture of Willie Nelson towers over Virginia farm, featured in music video 1 / 7 Back to GalleryWe all know that Texas loves native son Willie Nelson. But on one Virginia farm, they have caught hay fever over a 15-foot statue of "Will-Hay Nelson": an effigy of the red-headed stranger made out of hay bales. "I'm hoping the real Willie Nelson sees it and stops by the farm," Bays said.chron.com
New Nightlife Options: Musical Residencies of 2019 To Check Out Next Year
Houston's nightlife is always as vibrant and diverse as the city itself and music lovers don't have to rack their brains looking for something to do. Houston has its fair share of musical residencies and on any given night of the week music fans can find a reliable place to hear quality live music. Residencies provide artists with a steady gig and an opportunity to test out new material and refine older tunes constantly. Others are newer additions to concert calendars and 2019 gave the city a handful of new residencies worth checking out in the new year. Dvorak gets help from some of the best players in the city rotating in his band and as special guests.houstonpress.com
Willie Nelson says he's not smoking, but is still using pot
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. “That said," she said “Willie does what he wants, when he wants, when it comes to smoking." One thing though Nelson won't be giving up is touring. “This is my home."
The Pride Of Texas: Willie Nelson Is Always Moving
Nelson is the patron saint of quality country music and good times, and has never been known to skimp on either. Nelson has no shortage of material either written by him or songs impossible to dissociate from the man himself. Whiskey River, pairing the opening chords with the release of the biggest Texas flag outside of highway adjacent car dealerships. Nelson and his band seemed to be communicating on a higher plane, through effortless glances and nods. Photo By Christi VestA man of few words onstage, Nelson went from hit to hit, always encouraging audience participation.houstonpress.com
Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves share sweet CMA Awards duet
Willie Nelson took the CMA Awards stage for the first time since 2012, joining fellow country star Kacey Musgraves for a rendition of "Rainbow Connection," the song made famous by Kermit the Frog. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Willie Nelson took the CMA Awards stage for the first time since 2012, joining fellow country star Kacey Musgraves for a rendition of "Rainbow Connection," the song made famous by Kermit the Frog. Musgraves and Nelson had previously collaborated on Musgraves' 2015 album, "Pageant Material" and her holiday record, "A Very Kacey Christmas." At one point, it appeared as though Nelson, 86, was struggling for breath, but he pulled off the performance. On Wednesday night's duet of "Rainbow Connection," Musgraves joined Nelson for the second verse.
CMA Awards 2019: How to Watch, Who's Hosting, Presenters, Performers and More
The 2019 County Music Association Awards are almost here! ET is your go-to resource for all things CMA Awards, as we'll be on the scene with the biggest stars for the night's biggest moments. : Follow along on ET Live, by downloading the ET Live mobile app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store. Or stream ET Live on your Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV device. RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019 Nominees: Carrie Underwood, Lil Nas X, Maren Morris and MoreCarrie Underwood Will Host 2019 CMA Awards Alongside Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire
Zac Brown Band Cheer On the Houston Astros in The Woodlands
Zac Brown Band, Lukas NelsonCynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionOctober 27, 2019In what was perhaps the last pleasant weekend of the extended Houston summer, the Zac Brown Band did the one thing that kept everyone in the audience happy: They kept us updated on the score of the Astros game. EXPAND Lukas Nelson is a soulful performer, singing from the heart with force and confidence. Lukas joined Zac Brown onstage for the track "Find Yourself", which is a blues and funk inspired warning to a would-be lover. EXPAND Zac Brown Band stopped by The Woodlands on the last night of The Owl Tour. Photo by Marco TorresAt the end of the night, the whole band and crew took to the stage wearing Houston Astros baseball caps.houstonpress.com
Songs that explain life in Houston: Beyonc, Scarface, Willie Nelson, more rep the Bayou City
Songs that explain life in Houston: Beyonc, Scarface, Willie Nelson, more rep the Bayou City>>>Check out some of the most-famous songs that explain life in Houston and the surrounding areas. *Unless otherwise noted in each photo, the song lyrics are from azlyrics.com >>>Check out some of the most-famous songs that explain life in Houston and the surrounding areas. *Unless otherwise noted in each photo, the song lyrics are from azlyrics.com Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Songs that explain life in Houston: Beyonc, Scarface, Willie Nelson, more rep the Bayou City 1 / 38 Back to GalleryThe Houston music scene is almost perfect. In addition, artists from outside the Bayou City have penned excellent tunes about the area. At the top of the page, you can check out some of the most famous songs that explain life in Houston and the surrounding areas.chron.com
Ken Burns on the love and loss of 'Country Music'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, "Country Music." "We say about country music, 'Oh, it's about pickup trucks and good ole boys and hound dogs and six packs of beer.' "We tend to think of country music as one thing, but it's always been many things," says Burns. In Burns' view, the genre has also minted some of the finest songwriters in popular music, country or otherwise. That's country music."
Willie Nelson cancels tour due to 'breathing problem'
HOUSTON - Singer Willie Nelson has canceled his tour, citing a medical issue. Im sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have a doctor check out, Nelson wrote. To my fans,Im sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. Ill be backLove,Willie Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) August 8, 2019Nelson had a stop at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land planned for Nov. 18. The Abbott, Texas, native ended his tweet by saying, Ill be back.Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Due to 'Breathing Problems'
Willie Nelson is putting his health first. Love, Willie, he wrote. Its unclear whether all of Nelsons remaining 30 tour dates are officially canceled or just those in the foreseeable future. This isnt the first time Nelson has struggled with breathing problems. RELATED CONTENT:Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson and More Country Stars to Honor Dolly PartonJessica Simpson Gives First Performance in Nine Years to Duet With Willie NelsonWillie Nelson Abruptly Ends Show Due to Breathing Problems
Willie Nelson to perform in Sugar Land this fall: Get the details on the music icon's concert
Copyright (c) 2016 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. HOUSTON - Willie Nelson is coming to Sugar Land this fall. The music icon will perform at Smart Financial Centre on November 18 at 8:00 p.m.Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, go here. Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
This is what the fourth of July looked like 40 years ago in Houston
EMBED >More News Videos Willie Nelson's 4th of July picnic in Austin in 1979EMBED >More News Videos Earl Campbell signs autographs in the first ward with ABC13's Marvin Zindler. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The day was July 4, 1979.Willie Nelson threw a picnic concert near Austin, featuring Ernest Tubb and Johnny Paycheck.People across the state had to worry about having enough gas to get back from their holiday destinations due to the oil crisis.Due to a decrease in oil production in the wake of the Iranian revolution, Americans had to wait their turn at the gas pumps.Houston enacted gasoline rationing and residents faced long lines at gas stations.In the world of sports, beloved Houston Oiler Earl Campbell walked the streets of the First Ward with ABC13's Marvin Zindler, signing autographs.abc13.com
Willie Nelson on new memoir, music and marijuana
The singer and songwriter has always been a musical outlaw. He was inspired by blues, jazz, gospel, honky tonk and the '60s hippy movement, and he created a sound all of his own and revolutionized country music. Willie joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new memoir, "It's a Long Story."cbsnews.com