I’m on my way to the mall to buy “Heroes” now. Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008. When Nelson confronted Lana’s husband, he threatened to kill him if he ever hit Lana again.
Just had to let you know what I think of Willie. Very touching. His show has always brought the biggest joy to her life. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. : ) Love it….. With this being an April 1st announcement….could it be ??? It’s just a rumor we keep circulating for his reputation.”. The initial sessions yielded the tracks that would become his 1976 album The Troublemaker plus early sides for Shotgun Willie. Drugs? I am sooo pumped. That’s the last time I saw you and your Dad… when I gave him the painting I did for him!
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Lana’s husband retaliated by shooting at Nelson’s house with his brothers, only to have Nelson fight back by shooting at their truck, thus ending the incident. Then the next show, he invites her to ‘stand up and let the fans see you’. Nelson was still feeling uninspired after these preliminary sessions, but found the motivation he needed after penning what would become the album’s title song on a sanitary napkin rapper in his hotel bathroom. Hows R.& M. & of course, Nelson? From the time my daughter could talk, she has always loved Willie. Thank You so much to your entire family, and all you do for so many, be safe in travels, and hope to hear from you soon. Bruce, Bruce, there is an e-mail address for Lana Nelson at Willie Nelson’s website http://www.willienelson.com. When Lana was asked, “Why now?
It’s still excellent and a nice alternate interpretation to the smoothness of Bush’s take. If you’re only familiar with Nelson’s more popular recordings from the mid to late 70s, go and pick this one up. I’m glad one of us can remember what happened. Lana’s husband retaliated by shooting at Nelson’s house with his brothers, only to have Nelson fight back by shooting at their truck, thus ending the incident. My sister and father were able to meet your dad, but i wasn’t able.
He hasn’t played in years.
Half of the reason I’ve always enjoyed the music of this man is his seemingly apparent way of just being out there and having this ‘take me as I am’ attitude’ and/or ‘say it before anyone else says it’ type of living. Lana Nelson is an actress and costume designer, known for Red Headed Stranger (1986), The King of Luck (2011) and Lovey: King of the Roadies.
It has been a long time since I said hello to you.
Her dad is the not the only one Lana tells stories on: “Bee Spears does not play live at concerts. Old times. It’s a fairly simple song given the subject matter, with Nelson singing, ‘You can’t make a record if you ain’t got nothing to say,’ referring to his anguish over the recording sessions.
Nelson would release the song from Willie and Family Live five years later and it would become his signature tune.
Thank you so much for sharing that story! Lana Nelson, Actress: Red Headed Stranger. Saturday, 5/1/10 she got to go see him in Binghamton, NY. Sessions for the project also took place in Nashville as well as Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Turkish-American music producer Arif Mardin oversaw most of the sessions while Wexler and David Briggs also shared production duties.
Atlantic chose the title track as the lead single and it peaked at #60 on the Billboard Country Chart. “Slow Down Old World” has an elegant opening of Spanish-infused guitar that gives way to a wonderful mix of acoustic guitar and steel. She had made a sign wishing him Happy Birthday, and Willie actually gave her the hat he was wearing. They’ve been at that for years.”, “Billy English is listening to the Grateful Dead on his headphones during the shows.”, “The original title for ‘Me and Paul’ was ‘Me and Paul and Mickey,’ but Paul English beat dad at a game of chess, and he had to drop Mickey’s name from the title.”.
“Devil In My Sleeping Bag” gives the middle of the album a nice dose of pep, infusing acoustic guitars and drums in a sunny feel good arrangement.
She is 41 now, and while she was born mentally retarded, she now has a deterioration of the brain, which makes her physical condition worse as time goes by. Trivia (2) Half-sister of Paula Nelson, Amy Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. Back in Nashville, he met Atlantic Records Vice President Jerry Wexler at a party who then signed Nelson as the first act under Atlantic’s newly formed country division. The book, with the working title, “Wipe your feet before you get up on this bus!,” is Lana’s story of growing up as Willie Nelson’s daughter, and life on the road with her outlaw dad. LANA. If you want to read more about Lana’s book, visit Lana will get it there. Oh, by the way I’m Betsys dad. www.StopthebusIwanttogetoff.com. me, my father marvin Dutmers, sister angela Boardman, and my
Our seats are 3rd and 4th row center stage seats.
Co-written by Cindy Walker, Thomas Duncan, and Willis it’s the drinking song that started the classic theme of drowning your sorrows in a barroom. my son and daughter love Willie too, but I love him the mostest!
Lana, who has promised that the book will ‘knock your socks off,’ was asked for hints about the secrets she was going to reveal.
We love him for what he has done for our girl.
xo write back if you can, make my day!
After the release of The Willie Way in 1972, Willie Nelson opted not to resign with RCA Records, thus terminating his seven-year relationship with the label.
So we haven’t paid him in years.”, “Aunt Bobbie hates when Dad asks her to stand up. Dear Lana, I am writing to say, I think your father is an awesome individual. Nelson’s version is very good even though it scarifies the track’s western swing elements in favor of a jaunty barroom arrangement complete with a chorus of backup singers. husband Todd.
I am inspired by the wonderful Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson Announces Colorado Tour in April ».
Lana Nelson is an actress and costume designer, known for Red Headed Stranger (1986), The King of Luck (2011) and Lovey: King of the Roadies.
Lana, we lost touch a bit! His vocal could’ve also been stronger, as he seems to mumble a bit throughout, but it does add a nice effect to the whole proceedings.
There is an e-mail for her there. But, her love of Willie has seen her through more then I can explain.
The song tells the story of real-life domestic abuse suffered by Nelson’s daughter Lana.
Nelson’s vocal is sharp and confident giving off an intimacy between Nelson and the listener. Been a spell. But she did throw a couple teasers: Her dad does not smoke marijuana. Guess what? “No, I’m kinda lookin’ foward to readin’ about what all I’ve done.
The last time I spoke to you was just after filming A Pair of Aces and then ran in to during one of my classes at local hospital.
Keith Whitley covered “Sad Songs and Waltzes” in 1982 although it first saw CD release in 2000 as the title track to a compilation of his pre-fame recordings. Maybe she’ll write it when that’s gone. I don’t know that she reads this SISM blog. can’t spell I was so excited! ; ).
“Local Memory” is beautifully simple number with nice acoustic guitar, steel, and drums giving Nelson a gently rolling mid-tempo arrangement to compliment his warm vocal. The significance of Shotgun Willie cannot be overstated – it was one of the original albums of the outlaw movement, a revolt against the slick pop-heavy Nashville Sound that was dominant at the time. Wives?
My father and sister were able to get a meet and greet when the 3 of us went to Oklahoma at the Riverwind Casino last November.
She threatens to quit after every show, until he promises he won’t make her stand up again.
I think I’ve had a lot of fun, and I want to know what it was I’ve done.”.
He retreated to Austin, Texas for what was supposed to be a short trip, but found the bourgeoning hippie scene at Armadillo World Headquarters so enlightening that it had a profound effect on his musical style.
“So Much to Do” is also slow, but the fantastic lyric makes up for any shortcomings in the production: Shotgun Willie may’ve only peaked at #41, but it remains one of Nelson’s most important albums, a project that “cleared his throat” as he later said. National sales of the album were poor upon release that June, although in Austin it sold more copies than most of Nelson’s earlier recordings did nationwide. Thanks for stopping by. And in case you’re wondering where Nelson has gotten his nickname “Shotgun Willie,” well, it was actually all because of Lana.
He gives a more understated reading than Whitley, and his conversational tone has a hymn-like effect that helps the track stand out. It all started when Nelson learned that Lana has been suffering abuse at the hands of her husband, Steve. willienelson .com. I don’t think she reads this blog, so best way to reach her is through the official website. I need to also tell you that our Mother her name is Lana Nelson, and my grandfathers middle name was Hugh. Nelson hits a home run by retaining the western swing elements of the song while also updating it for the modern audience.
Nelson’s original is phenomenal, with acoustic guitars and pedal steel framing his gorgeously deep vocal. Nelson’s original studio recording of “Whiskey River” was on Shotgun Willie, coming a year after Johnny Bush’s (who co-wrote the song with Paul Stroud) #17 peaking hit. Would be great to say hello, gain. “She’s Not for You” is a typical Nelson ballad, with his usually sleepy vocal, but the production (complete with steel, guitars, and drums) helps to nicely lift the song out of the doldrums of being another slow number. Lana is the eldest. August 9th in Jackson Mich, his concert comming up, Myself, my husband, my father Marvin Dutmers, and sister Angela Boardman, will be attending this concert.
What can be told by others than hasn’t already been told by himself? My dad Marvin Dutmers 73 years old has been to three of your dads concerts in the past 8 mos and has spokaen with him each time, his dream come true.
How nice that he can still appreciate his fans. Daughter of singer-songwriter Willie Nelson and Martha Matthews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. I have a Willie Wall i call it at home in our newly finished basement and i really would like to top it off with a real photo with us send it to Christopher Durst and have him blow it up for me. My awesome son and daughter arranged a trip (for mother’s day) and I will be at Interlochen concert June 10! No, not yet. She hasn’t written it yet.
The production is nice and understated, with acoustic guitars and drums framing Nelson’s confident vocal.
“Slow Down Old World” is easily one of Nelson’s finest moments.
Nelson first married Martha Matthews in 1952, and they had three children before divorcing in 1962. It’s an excellent story song about his return to Austin but the chorus becomes a little prodding with Nelson’s exaggerated twang putting a damper on the listening experience.