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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson was one of the original outlaws of country music, and one of its most influential songwriters. He began playing in the 1960s, writing "Crazy" for Patsy Cline and "Hello Walls" for Faron Young. Nelson's career as a performer flourished in the mid-1970s when he joined up with Waylon Jennings and released the crossover, chart-topping Red Headed Stranger. It was the hit "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" that perpetuated the then-popular image of the longhaired country boy. Willie Nelson had arrived as a country superstar. His folky, nasal inflections carried his voice through many different genres of music, including Western Swing, traditional pop, jazz, Traditional Country, Cowboy country songs, Honky-Tonk, rock 'n' roll, folk music and of course, the blues. Nelson's success lasted until the late 1980s, when some trouble with the IRS landed him in a number of stuffed-crust pizza commercials and a cameo role in the film Half Baked smoking his beloved joints. When the day is done, Nelson can easily be considered a bona fide legend.

Willie Nelson Concert Films

  • Live American Outlaws

    The Highwaymen

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 38 min

    This previously unreleased full-length concert was filmed live at the Nassau Coliseum on March 14, 1990. Watch the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup, featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, tear it up!
     
     
  • Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson

    Various Artists

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 1 hr 30 min

    The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert film includes performances from the historic, one-night concert event on March 16, 2016 at the Bridgetsone Arena that honored the songs of one of the most beloved musical heroes of our time, considered a true songwriters’s songwriter. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
     
     
  • Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings

    Various Artists

    Year: 2015

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    On July 6, 2015, a collection of music’s legendary outlaws and rising superstars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the life of country music legend Waylon Jennings. The concert included performances by Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings, Buddy Miller, Jessi Colter, Robert Earl Keen, and Bobby Bare. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
     
     
  • We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash

    Various Artists

    Year: 2012

    Runtime: 1 hr 18 min

    We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was recorded live on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The special concert and 80th-birthday tribute to Johnny Cash featured incredible artists like Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Willie Nelson, and many others.
     
     
  • Legends in Concert

    Willie Nelson

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 55 min

    Singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Willie Nelson was born on April 30, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. During his extensive career, Willie Nelson has written more than 2,500 songs and has released close to 300 albums. He has won multiple awards, including countless Grammys, American Music Awards and Country Music Awards.

    In 2012, the Country Music Association honored Nelson with an all-star tribute at the CMAs in Nashville. He is recognized worldwide as an American troubadour and icon, transcended musical genres and has remained relevant through five decades for his music, acting and as the face of such social causes as Farm Aid, development of bio-diesel and the legalization of marijuana.
     
     
  • Live At Soundstage

    Willie Nelson

    Year: 2010

    Runtime: 53 min

    Over the last 50 years, legendary icon, Willie Nelson has continued to be an enduring and compelling presence in music. The troubadour mixes up elements of folk, blues, classic country, western swing, and a little gospel during his versatile Soundstage set.
    Displaying a close connection with the audience, Willie and his-eight piece band (featuring a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar and more) gather round the stage to highlight songs from his first-ever bluegrass album, produced in collaboration with T-Bone Burnett. Tipping his hat to the genre, Willie puts his stamp on standards like Bob Willis' "Trouble in Mind," Al Dexter's "Pistol Packin' Mama," and the Joe "Red" Hayes and Jock Rhodes classic "Satisfied Mind."
     
     
  • Outlaws and Angels

    Willie Nelson

    Year: 2002

    Runtime: 1 hr 28 min

    Outlaws And Angels is a very special celebration of the music of Willie Nelson. The concert recorded at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early 2007. It follows on from the Stars And Guitars and Live And Kickin concerts of 2002 and 2003 but is the first to be released on film. Hosted by actor James Caan, it features inspired performances of many of his best known tracks, such as Shotgun Willie, Midnight Rider, Pancho And Lefty and On The Road Again, with a truly extraordinary line up of guest artists including Joe Walsh, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Shelby Lynne, Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Keith Richards and Jerry Lee Lewis among many others.
     
     
  • The Willie Nelson Show with Ray Charles

    Willie Nelson

    Year: 1983

    Runtime: 59 min

    Filmed at the Austin Opry House and out on location, this Willie Nelson Special features great performances by Willie and his band who are joined by special guest Ray Charles for duets with Willie Nelson on six songs. Also featured is a trip to Willie's home town of Abbott, Texas and a chance to explore his roots with many of the people he grew up with. The program is a great showcase for Willie Nelson's distinctive voice, sense of humor and charismatic stage presence.
     
     
  • Willie Nelson with Wynton Marsalis Playing The Blues

    Willie Nelson

    Year: 2009

    Runtime: 1 hr 25 min

    Filmed over two nights in January 2007 at New York's Lincoln Center, this magical show sees Willie and Wynton combine their unique talents in a blend of jazz, blues and country music which takes in Willie Nelson originals, traditional songs and standards by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Reed and Duke Ellington. The tracks are intercut with interview segments in which Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis give fascinating insights into the choice of songs they performed and the intoxicating mix of musical styles that resulted.
     
     

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