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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:14 AM

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!!!

EIGHTY SIX YEARS YOUNG TODAY!!!!




Willie Nelson: 10 Essential No. 1s

Willie Nelson will go down in history as one of country music’s most prolific hit-makers. In a radio interview from 1996, he revealed he wrote and co-wrote “Crazy,” “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Night Life” within one week. To date, Nelson has written more than 2,500 songs, recorded more than 250 albums and appeared in more than 25 films. But ironically enough, some of his greatest hits were covers.

He is a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement award winner, a Kennedy Center Honoree and a member of both the Country Music and Songwriters Halls of Fame. He won the CMA for entertainer of the year in 1979 and in 2012, and he was the first recipient of the organization’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Essentially, he is a national treasure.

While he prepares to release his new studio album God’s Problem Child on April 28, here are 10 essential Nelson No. 1s:

“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”


http://www.cmt.com/news/1776539/willie-nelson-10-essential-no-1s/


Willie Nelson’s 86th Birthday to Be Celebrated With SiriusXM Concert Special



Willie Nelson turns 86 on Monday and his curated SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse is celebrating with four days of special programming this weekend.

Dubbed “Willie Nelson’s 4-Day Birthday Weekend,” the one-hour block kicks off April 27th at 7:00 p.m./ET and airs at various times through Tuesday night. The special consists of a conversation between Nelson and his daughter Paula, recorded at his kitchen counter during March’s Luck Reunion, the annual music fest held at Nelson’s ranch outside Austin, Texas. Nelson’s full 45-minute Luck Reunion performance follows the interview, with special guest Nathaniel Rateliff joining the country icon and his sons Lukas and Micah on the show-closing gospel medley of “I’ll Fly Away” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/willie-nelson-birthday-siriusxm-concert-828163/

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Reply Happy Birthday Willie Nelson!!! (Original post)
spanone Apr 29 OP
panader0 Apr 29 #1
malaise Apr 29 #2
malaise Apr 29 #3
Bayard Apr 29 #16
B Stieg Apr 29 #4
malaise Apr 29 #5
spanone Apr 29 #6
malaise Apr 29 #7
spanone Apr 29 #8
malaise Apr 29 #11
Sunlei Apr 29 #32
B Stieg May 1 #50
H2O Man Apr 29 #9
spanone Apr 29 #10
H2O Man Apr 29 #14
spanone Apr 29 #17
H2O Man Apr 29 #19
malaise Apr 29 #12
H2O Man Apr 29 #13
malaise Apr 29 #21
yortsed snacilbuper Apr 29 #15
Sunlei Apr 29 #24
malaise Apr 29 #40
gademocrat7 Apr 29 #18
java108 Apr 29 #20
malaise Apr 29 #22
Sunlei Apr 29 #25
malaise Apr 29 #27
ET Awful Apr 29 #35
Sunlei Apr 29 #23
malaise Apr 29 #26
malaise Apr 29 #28
Sunlei Apr 29 #33
safeinOhio Apr 29 #29
malaise Apr 29 #30
dewsgirl Apr 29 #31
malaise Apr 29 #39
lunatica Apr 29 #34
pazzyanne Apr 29 #36
samnsara Apr 29 #37
WhiskeyWulf Apr 29 #47
stonecutter357 Apr 29 #38
Gothmog Apr 29 #41
malaise Apr 29 #42
Duppers Apr 29 #43
malaise Apr 29 #44
Stellar Apr 29 #45
spanone Apr 29 #46
lpbk2713 Apr 30 #48
akraven Apr 30 #49

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Many happy returns of the day!

A great guy.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:50 AM

2. Willie Nelson is my definition

of a decent human being - authentic to the bone marrow.

I think he's a global treasure. When I think country, he's always on my mind - and he's done some wicked reggae as well.





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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:57 AM

3. Willie and Paul Simon



hear those guitars talk

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:46 AM

16. Wow

Beautiful. Thanks for posting.

Willie---live forever!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:12 AM

4. MANY Happy Returns, Willie!

This one's for you...

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:15 AM

5. This one is for him


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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:21 AM

6. Willie at work..

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:23 AM

7. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

for that stash

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:28 AM

8. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014: Willie Nelson

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:42 AM

11. The thing about Willie is that he fits in everywhere

Only the authentic can do that

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:25 AM

32. the medicine herb is why he's 86 and strong!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #32)

Wed May 1, 2019, 10:52 AM

50. Agreed!

I had a gerbil once who was fed with pot seeds and he lived twice as long as he was supposed to!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:32 AM

9. I saw him

in concert last fall.

Happy birthday!

Recommended.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:35 AM

10. I first saw Willie on Halloween night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles....1974

A great show....I've seen him several times since...a National Treasure

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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:45 AM

14. I hadn't been

to a concert in many years. My sons brought me to see Ringo, then Willie and Neil Young a couple weeks later. Great shows.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:46 AM

17. Musical Cornerstones of our era....

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Response to spanone (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:48 AM

19. Definitely!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:42 AM

12. How cool was that

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:44 AM

13. Very!

He was in concert with Neil Young.

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:51 AM

21. Willie and Toots in Portland, Jamaica

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:59 AM

24. He sure is great, a beautiful ranch & his entire family helps with the horses.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 12:05 PM

40. Willie is a bridge over troubled water

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:47 AM

18. Happy Birthday, Willie!

Celebrate!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:49 AM

20. Tonight I shall raise a spliff in his honor!

Who am I kidding? I planned on raising a spliff anyway.

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Response to java108 (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:53 AM

22. ROFL

Our government relaxed the laws - you can have five plants but they'll lock you up if you smoke in public.- wish Peter Tosh was alive for this

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Response to malaise (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:01 AM

25. 5 plants? what state is that? In Texas police still search car carpets for seeds.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:03 AM

27. State?

Island - Jamaica - WI

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Response to java108 (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:30 AM

35. I'll never smoke weed with Willie again. . . .

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:57 AM

23. Happy Birthday Willie- Thanks for all the help rescuing the Horses! We all Love You!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:02 AM

26. We need a Happy Birthday Willie hashtag today

Go DUers on twitter

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:09 AM

28. From Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Verified account

@KenBurns
2h2 hours ago
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Happy Birthday @WillieNelson. Here's an uncut clip from our upcoming COUNTRY MUSIC. On @PBS starting 9/15. @CountryMusic

https://twitter.com/KenBurns?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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Response to malaise (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:27 AM

33. Thanks for the music link!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:14 AM

29. Here is what I hear.







Live long Willie

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:20 AM

31. I love him!

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:55 AM

39. Check this out

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:27 AM

34. He looks great for his age!

I’m delighted!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:44 AM

36. For me, Willie was an aquired taste!

Early on, I really didn't like him or his music (silly me). As time went on, I grew to appreciate his acting ability and his humanitarian undertaking. I even enjoy his music now! He is a truly awesome human being with great talent! Happy birthday, Willie, and many more from one of your fans!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:48 AM

37. i never thought of his music as Country.. it was just Willie...

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:51 AM

38. Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson's 10 Greatest Duets

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 12:08 PM

41. Happy Birthday to a great Texan

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #41)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 12:38 PM

42. Willie Nelson and His Sons Discuss Growing up on Tour and Performing as a Family

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 12:55 PM

43. Happy Birthday, Willie! 🎂

Have loved Willie for decades! Decades.

🎂 🎈🎈🎉



Today would have been my daughter's 36th birthday.
And it's Missy's 4th, she's our big yellow Lab who came into our lives via DUer MiniMe. 🐕



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Response to Duppers (Reply #43)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 02:16 PM

44. Too sad

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 09:55 PM

45. Happy Birthday, Willie 'You were always on my mind' Nelson!🎂

And many more.



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Response to Stellar (Reply #45)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:38 PM

46. 👍🏼

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:01 AM

48. Willie Nelson is just plain amazing.




He's booked solid into September.

Link: http://willienelson.com/tour/

He's enough to make that battery bunny jealous.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:02 AM

49. Go, Willie! Happiest, and hang in there.

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