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Discover the unbreakable bond between Willie and Bobbie in their upcoming memoir, ME AND SISTER BOBBIE, on sale 9/15. 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/602362/me-and-sister-bobbie-by-willie-nelson-and-bobbie-nelson-with-david-ritz/

Hey McConnell/Schumer/Pelosi/McCarthy.  Live music is part of the fabric of America.  But the whole industry is hurting and needs your help, which is why Congress should include RESTART and Save Our Stages in any COVID relief bill.  Go to https://nitolive.org/resources/take-action/ and share your voice.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, with David Ritz.

Random House, $28 (288p) ISBN 978-1-9848-5413-1

 

 

Country music legend Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie invite fans into their lives in this humorous, nostalgic dual memoir. While Willie has told much of his story before (It’s a Long Story: My Life), this is the first time Bobbie has shared her experiences of growing up with Willie. Telling their story in alternating chronological anecdotes, they begin with their childhood in 1930s Abbott, Tex., where they were raised by their grandparents after their parents left them. Willie writes that Mama and Daddy Nelson gave Bobbie and him two gifts that saved their lives: love and music. The siblings performed in their Methodist church (Bobbie played the Hammond organ, with Willie on guitar) as well as at tent meetings. The two worked on farms alongside Black and Latino workers; when they invited their fellow field workers to a church performance, they weren’t welcomed (Bobbie says that “the incident did get me to thinking about challenging conventional church dogma”). Bobbie recalls Willie’s trouble with the IRS for not paying taxes: “Willie was blindsided by the whole thing. He was told he had to declare bankruptcy. But Brother wouldn’t do that because he wasn’t about to burn anyone he owed money to.” Nelson’s many fans will enjoy these cheerful and loving stories. (Sept.)

Joe Biden Fundraiser

admin —  June 29, 2020 — Leave a comment

Texas Fundraiser for Joe Biden today, Monday the 29th with Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Cecile Richards, Beto ORourke, & Julian Castro!

4th Of July Picnic 2020

admin —  June 26, 2020 — Leave a comment

We’re bringing the 4th of July Picnic back this year…in a new way. We can’t be together in person but we can still be together apart. This Picnic will be presented virtually. We’ll be bringing it straight to you, with some of our favorite returning acts and a few new ones, too. Join us from home on the 4th on www.williepicnic.com and www.luck.stream for a new Picnic experience. Tickets go on sale on June 29. Hope to see ya there.

From legendary Grammy award-winning country singer Willie Nelson and his sister, Family band member Bobbie Nelson, comes ME AND SISTER BOBBIE: TRUE TALES OF THE FAMILY BAND, a heartfelt memoir of the lifelong bond between Willie and his only sibling Bobbie, who tells her own incredible story here for the first time. After being abandoned by their parents as very young children and becoming each other’s abiding relationship for over eight decades, this dual memoir, told in alternating chapters, weaves together Willie and Bobbie’s journeys as they experienced them both side-by-side and apart, with powerful, emotional never-before-told recollections from their personal lives and careers. Through dizzying highs and traumatic lows, ME AND SISTER BOBBIE shows that nobody knows you like your family. ME AND SISTER BOBBIE was edited by Executive Editor Ben Greenberg and will be published on September 15, 2020 as a Random House Hardcover.

Additionally, a picture book by Willie and Bobbie Nelson, written with Chris Barton, tentatively titled Sister, Brother, Family: Our Childhood in Music, to be edited by Frances Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief of Doubleday Books for Young Readers, will be published in Fall 2021.

For rights queries, Denise Cronin, decronin@prh.com

Random House is an imprint and a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

 

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A Peaceful Solution

admin —  June 8, 2020 — Leave a comment

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http://siriusxm.com/WillieNelsonDJ

Double Down 87th Birthday Bash airs both Weds 4/29 & Thurs 4/30 on Willie’s SiriusXM Channel.

https://blog.siriusxm.com/celebrate-willie-nelsons-birthday-with-two-day-party-on-his-exclusive-siriusxm-channel/
 

 

Hear Willie’s Roadhouse and more free right now at home through May 15th.

siriusxm.us/WillieNelsonSXM

Come And Toke It

admin —  April 17, 2020 — 4 Comments


 

Join the #comeandtokeit #passleft challenge: perhaps the world’s only chance to knock smoking with Willie off their bucket list. Whether you partake or not, this is your chance to live the dream. Post to your favorite social media channel or submit a video passing (whatever toking material of your choice) to the left or just pass it on. Use #passleft #comeandtokeit and tag @luckreunion @williesreserve and share your videos. One lucky participant will be selected to talk to Willie himself, live on air, to pass left and wish him an early birthday in “person.” Join us.

Powered By People

admin —  April 13, 2020 — Leave a comment
We really need volunteers to fill shifts at food banks all over Texas – please go to poweredxpeople.org now to sign up!
 

 

Willie Nelson: American Outlaw airs this Sunday at 10PM ET on A&E and the 2 hour concert features an all-star cast joining Willie to perform all his hits. Get ready by listening to all Willie’s best this weekend including classics and new songs! https://willienelson.lnk.to/best

At Home With Farm Aid

admin —  April 9, 2020 — Leave a comment

 

A live streaming music event, in partnership with AXS TV, featuring Farm Aid artists Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to benefit family farmers. Airing and streaming Saturday, April 11, at 8 pm ET, on AXS TV and www.farmaid.org

The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us. One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers, and farmers and ranchers. 

Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centered agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. 

COVID-19 has upended our food system. Farmers are facing many different impacts, from losing their markets and having to quickly adapt to new ways of doing business, to seeing the prices they receive for their crops, livestock and milk take a nosedive. Yet, they are also meeting this moment with solutions and innovations to feed their communities.

After more than six years of low farm prices, many farmers worry this is the final blow that will lead to the end of their farm business and the loss of their land. 

While recent government stimulus legislation will help, there will be people and farms who won’t qualify or will be overlooked. Farm Aid is working to make sure that small and mid-sized farms, limited resource producers, farms operated by farmers of color, and tribal nations are not left out of federal farm policy.

Now is the time to invest in our farm and food system, from farm to plate, and take care of the farmers and ranchers who are providing the essential service they can deliver at this critical time: feeding their communities. 

With 35 years of experience and partnership with farmers and farm organizations across the country, Farm Aid is well equipped to respond immediately to farmers and ranchers and to invest in farm-led solutions that will create a resilient food system that benefits all. 

Right now, Farm Aid is:

  • Investing in farmer-led solutions to this crisis
  • Making emergency grants to family farmers and ranchers in need
  • Coordinating our national network of experts to create comprehensive resources for farmers
  • Offering a sympathetic ear to farmers under stress through the 1-800-FARM-AID hotline and connecting farmers to the legal, financial and mental health support resources they need to recover
  • Supporting local, state and national farm organizations working on-the-ground to help farmers navigate this crisis
  • Advocating for needed COVID recovery funds and resources from the federal government for short-term relief and long-term resilience

To do this work, we need your help. Please give today so that Farm Aid can support and strengthen those who grow our food. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now! 

Make a donation at www.farmaid.org/donate.

SiriusXM is opening streaming up for free until May 15. So hear Willie’s Roadhouse and more free right now at home. Go to siriusxm.us/WillieNelsonSXM to start listening.


 

Willie is joining Luck Reunion for Luck Presents: ‘Til Further Notice, a free live streaming event taking the place of what would’ve been this year’s Reunion taking place in Luck, TX. This is a hard time for our industry and fellow artists, so we’re banding together to give the fans a show and rally support around our community – all from our respective quarantine locations. Join us today, March 19 from 6-11 PM Central for a concert to fit the times. You can access the stream via http://luckreunion.com/tilfurthernotice and https://www.twitch.tv/luckreunion #tilfurthernotice #stayhome

Watch @AETV’s new special, “Willie Nelson: American Outlaw,” premiering Sunday, April 12th at 10PM!

In Memory of Paul English

admin —  February 20, 2020 — Leave a comment

 

Please feel free to submit photos of you and Paul to be added to the life celebration video that will be shown at his memorial on March 3, 2020.  Photos can be emailed to jonathanpowell121@yahoo.com

Willie Grammy win!

admin —  January 28, 2020 — Leave a comment

 

Congrats to Willie for winning a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for “Ride Me Back Home”!

Celebrate by taking the whole album for a spin: https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/RIDE

Happy Holidays!

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Ultra HD on Amazon Music

admin —  September 17, 2019 — Leave a comment

Hear every detail in Ultra HD on @amazonmusic #amazonmusicHD

 

 

https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B07XMMFDL6?ref=dm_sh_a1d3-dd0f-dmcp-2233-37b48&musicTerritory=US&marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER

https://www.civilized.life/articles/you-have-an-endocannabinoid-system-and-you-have-to-take-care-of-it/

Here’s a recap of the first Mahi’ai Music & Food Festival!