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Video: Willie Nelson | Ride Me Back Home

This song earned Willie his ninth Grammy Award.

May 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Daniel Burston: John Prine, Working Class Poet (1947-2020)

John Prine was a national treasure, whose songs about love, loss and aging – many written while he was still a relatively young man! – reflect his working class roots. But even so, they have a universal and timeless relevance.

April 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Willie Nelson’s new song “Immigrant Eyes” (with lyrics)

It turns out that Oscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter Angie Valeria were just two of dozens who’ve died in the Rio Grande this year. In this spirit, here’s Willie Nelson’s new song celebrating immigrants.

July 10, 2019 · 4 Comments

Mark Allan Jackson: Reactionaries love it, but country music has a progressive heart

Right from the start, country music spoke up with a progressive voice.

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Lonesome Willcox

                            Rex Allen, The Singing Cowboy . . Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Audio: Willie Nelson, Family and Friends read “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer” from the very rare collector’s DVD “Peace” by Willie Nelson, Family and Friends. . “The War Prayer,” a short story or prose poem by Mark … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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