And it's strangely bipartisan! Really!…
And it wasn't just because of Willie Nelson. We spent time on the ground at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, and here's what we found.
On this week’s podcast, Andy Langer talks with the Asleep at the Wheel leader about the tricky intersection of music and politics.
The Red-Headed Stranger announced he’d be playing a rally for Beto O’Rourke. What happened next was predictable.
Willie Nelson, Leon Bridges, Post Malone, Shakey Graves, and Okkervil River all put out new records in an eight-day span.
If anybody deserves two cakes, it’s Willie.
Willie says goodbye to his friends, and acknowledges that hanging around beats the alternative.
The legacies of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and more will be on full display.
The exclusive clip comes from PBS’s 'The American Epic Sessions,' which premieres tonight.
The honky-tonk celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary with two Texas country icons.
The song is brutal, but at least Willie’s still around to sing it.
Both have expressed liberal viewpoints, but there's a key difference in delivery.
Took ’em long enough, but the Library of Congress awarded Willie Nelson the Gershwin Prize.
Learn the secret history of Robin Wright’s childhood, and how 7-Eleven inadvertently helped birth the margarita machine.
Texas’s favorite octogenarian looks like a spring chicken next to his longest-tenured roadie.
Only question is, how did it take him so long?…
Buffalo may not be geared for Willie and Paul, but everywhere from Fargo to Kankakee to Tucson to Birmingham is. …
A short documentary by Rolling Stone, narrated by Woody Harrelson, affirms how essential the Martin classical guitar is to Willie Nelson’s sound and persona. …
After a new campaign in Colorado has literally made Dowd the poster child for how not to consume legal marijuana, she turned to the nation's most beloved expert for advice on how to do it right—and shared what she learned in the pages of the Grey Lady.
Texas’ favorite octogenarian is taking his grandpa game to the next level.
Can you think of a better way to spend your Monday?…
Though advertised as a Honeysuckle Rose, the bus that recently sold in Whitehouse, Texas for $100,000, belonged to drummer Paul English.
The beleaguered theme park strikes back at its critics with a series of videos—but given their attendance, did they need to? …
Kinky Friedman’s Campaign Tried to Get a Primary Opponent to Leave the Race by Offering to Introduce Him to Willie Nelson
It doesn't get any more Kinky Friedman. …
Corn maze + Willie's braids and guitar = pure Texas.
TXDOT, which holds the trademark to the circa-1985 antilittering slogan, has issued over 100 cease-and-desist letters to companies using the slogan since 2000. Somehow, all of these slipped through the cracks.
A crowd gathered on 4/20 on Willie Nelson Boulevard, in Austin, to watch the unveiling of an eight-foot, one-ton bronze rendering of the Red Headed Stranger. …
In Honor of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day: Three Delicious Chicken Fried Steaks in Houston, Dallas, and Austin
Yesterday, I revealed that I would feature three unique chicken fried steaks on the blog in celebration of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. So, who are the lucky honorees? Congratulations to Olivia in Austin, Beaver’s in Houston, and Bone Daddy’s in Dallas.
Our April “Home Plates” package included “Last Meals” from Jim Lehrer (“no dessert or coffee” – with good reason), Willie Nelson, Jason Moran (who takes up for mac-and-cheese as a vegetable), Charles Butt, Karen Hughes and Governor Rick Perry (bing-cherry congealed salad with cream cheese and pecan topping –…
That’s what country music is, and that’s why it plays in Peoria.