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Willie Nelson

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Willie Nelson's Picnic at Fort Worth Stockyards, 7/4/14

    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic Forth Worth Stockyards Friday, July 4, 2014 "Hey man, this is the wrong place to be wearing that," slurred an older concert attendee, pointing at my black Pantera T-shirt as I made my way through the crowd. "This is a Willie Nelson concert." It didn't seem lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    The Willie Nelson Duets We Would Love to See Happen

    Seeing that the legendary Willie Nelson is performing at his annual 4th of July picnic this Friday, we at DC9 thought it time to do some wishful thinking about dear Willie. The guy has always loved doing duets. He's performed songs with (among others) Snoop Dog, Steven Colbert, Julio Iglesias, Kid R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Willie Nelson's All-Time Biggest Gambles

    While Willie Nelson is a legendary artist from Texas (and we certainly love that fact), he's long since transcended simple regional borders. It's almost too limiting to even refer to him as an American icon, though he is obviously that without question. The man is a survivor, an activist and practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    The 20 Best Willie Nelson Songs

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. We're calling this the 20 best Willie Nelson songs, but really that's just where we chose to stop. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    How to Properly Celebrate America: Lessons From Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. Willie Nelson embodies a lot of things that represent the best of our country's ideals. He's a rebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob's Texas

    An hour into Willie Nelson's set at yesterday's 40th anniversary 4th of July Picnic, his halo was starting to seem a little dim. He's old, after all -- 80 years old, to be specific -- and though his voice has proven more resilient than some of his peers, he still sing-talks his way though a lot of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Eight Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: July 4-10

    If you haven't been able to tell yet from all of our Willie Nelson content on DC9 at Night this week, it's Willie Nelson Week here on the music blog! I know! We love him just as much as you do. But don't worry, we've got some other awesome options for the people who either can't make it out to see W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    How Willie Nelson Won the Lone Star State: Illustrated Map

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. But for a brief stint in Canada and a few years stirring up Nashville, Willie Nelson has spent his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    A Foreigner Listens to a Willie Nelson Album for the First Time

    Overseas, we don't get so many Texas legends shipped out. Therefore, although something in the back of my mind was aware of the existence of Willie Nelson, I couldn't have named you a song, what he looks like, or even explicitly associated him with Texas. Before you petition for my immediate removal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Willie Nelson's Eleven Best Duets

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. When your career is as long, storied and diverse as Willie Nelson's, the group of musicians lining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The IRS Tapes: How Willie Nelson Taught us To Care About Stuff That Matters, Not Money

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. Saying Willie Nelson is a Texas icon is like claiming the sun is hot. It's simply understood. Willi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's Willie Nelson Week on DC9 at Night

    It's not every state that can claim a musical history as rich in innovators and legends as Texas, from Buddy Holly to UGK to Pantera. But Willie Nelson stands without equal as a folk hero: A man of humble, high-school-football-playing beginnings and a long resume of odd jobs and blue-collar struggle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Willie Nelson's Eight Best Movie Roles

    In honor of the Texas hero's 80th Birthday celebration and legendary 4th of July Picnic, we're celebrating Willie Nelson Week here on DC9 at Night. Check back for interviews, retrospectives and more. Texas's greatest treasure, Willie Nelson, has been popping up in films since 1979, playing everythi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Willie Nelson Turns 80: A Tribute and Playlist for a Texas Treasure

    Willie Nelson was born 80 years ago today in the small town of Abbot, Texas. This really should be a holiday. Nelson has been a Texas institution for over 50 years now. He's closely tied to our state's image -- his long career saw him start as a DJ in Houston, move to Nashville as a song writer, en ... More >>

  • Music

    April 11, 2013
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    August 22, 2012

    Photos: Willie Nelson at House of Blues

    Willie Nelson made a triumphant return to Dallas last night at House of Blues, and we were able to stop holding our collective breathe over his weekend health scare. We couldn't handle him and Phyllis Diller in the same week.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Willie Nelson Will Be In the House Tonight

    Despite "breathing problems" landing Willie Nelson in the hospital over the weekend, his show tonight at House of Blues, deliciously sponsored by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, will go on as scheduled. In the meantime, check out Thomas Fawcett's piece on Dallas producer Phil York, who passed away ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
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    January 12, 2012

    A Folk Family Revival on Willie's Bus

    Magnolia, Texas' Folk Family Revival are yet another example of a young band making their mark in the world of Red Dirt by leaning on a rootsier vibe than many of the current regional chart-toppers.The fact that a young band can produce a mature album like last year's Unfolding their first go 'round ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    Willie Nelson

    Friday, January 6, at Billy Bob's

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Billy Joe Shaver, Naptime Shake

    Friday, November 11, at the Kessler Theatre.

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

    Monday, July 4, at Billy Bob's Texasin Fort Worth

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Billy Bob's Texas In Fort Worth To Host Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic This Summer

    Willie Nelson, American hero.​Just last night, the great Willie Nelson was in town to perform a gig at the Morton H. Meyerson Center and raise funds for LaunchAbility, a Dallas-based organization that provides services to assist both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Good guy, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Tonight, Tonight: Ke$ha at the House of Blues, Willie Nelson at the Meyerson Symphony Center

    Could there be two more disparate acts playing Dallas than the two we've got tonight?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Nothing Could Ruin Willie at the Winspear. Not Even Dallas's Notoriously Chatty Crowd.

    Stephen MaskerJust a couple of icons...​Here is the sad thing: Last night, I did not wear my pair of 1981 Justin cowboy boots to the Winspear Opera House. This is largely due to the fact that I have literally worn the soles through as a result of wearing them practically every day for the last eig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Willie Nelson

    At 77 years old, Willie Nelson is too old to care or to take shit from anyone -- including Border Patrol.

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    phosphorescent, Shiny Around The Edges

    Friday, July 23, at the Kessler Theatre

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Willie Nelson at the KAFM Studios on July 1, 1976

    ​Only yesterday, according to Willie Nelson's Web site, the Library of Congress added to its National Recording Registry one of the greatest albums ever recorded 'round these parts: Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, cut at Autumn Sound Studios in Garland in February '75. You'll hear plenty of that rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Willie Nelson Signs To Rounder, Announces T Bone Burnett-Produced Record Release For April 13

    ​When you've released over 200 records over the span of a 60-year career, what's one more? Well, plenty if you're Willie Nelson. Today brings news that the Red Headed Stranger will release a new album in just a couple of months on April 13. And not just any record, either. This one, called, quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Picture Show: Willie Nelson at Billy Bob's Texas

    Caity Colvard​Willie Nelson's stop at Billy Bob's drew a sold-out crowd out in Fort Worth Friday night, where, backed by his Family Band, he picked through a night of old favorites--and, just maybe, a reggae number or two.Our photographer Caity Colvard was there, and sends in this set of shots fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Dude Food: Farewell 2008

    Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    Supersuckers Stick With What Works

    Twenty years into his career Eddie Spaghetti has no intention to change his band's sound—for better or worse

  • Music

    July 10, 2008

    Big Willie Style

    Willie Nelson doesn't have to continue performing—which makes his insistence to keep doing so all the more remarkable

  • Dining

    June 19, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Willie Nelson

    One Hell of a Ride (Sony)

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    Bye, Bye, Bio Willie

    In April, Willie Nelson resigned from Earth Biofuels' Advisory Board of Directors. He's now using his remaining shares of stock as rolling papers. Here's some exclusive breaking news; take that, Forbes. The magazine's been all over the problems at Dallas-based Earth Biofuels, for which we're ever so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    Does Earth Biofuels Have an Empty Tank? Forbes Thinks So, Again.

    The Dallas-based company to which Willie Nelson's hooked up the bus and a whole lot more is having financial...um...issues. Things looked good for Dallas-based Earth Biofuels last summer: Willie Nelson and Morgan Freeman were on the board of directors, Julia Roberts signed on as pretty spokeswoman ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    Fair Enough

    Get your tickets now: As if this year's Coachella music-fest (April 27-29) lineup wasn't stellar enough, boasting acts from Rage Against the Machine to Willie Nelson to Roky Erickson, there's one more reason for Dallasites to pack up their tents and make the long journey to the deserts of California ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Willie Nelson

    Songbird (Lost Highway)

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    Big Bang Boom

    Addison Kaboom Town! is a fun explosion

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Full Nelson

    Willie brings his picnic north

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Population Me (Electrodisc/Audium)

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Play Bargain

    Lots of ball for less bling

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Caught Red Headed

    Willie Nelson is always on my mind

  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    Tom Waits for no one

    Or: Looking for the heart of South by Southwest

  • Music

    January 21, 1999
  • Music

    August 27, 1998
  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
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