Willies Place Foreclosed and Sold to TCA

By Mike Copeland Tribune-Herald staff writer Willie’s Place is not Willie’s place anymore. Travel Centers of America will turn the iconic truck stop at Carl’s Corner north of Hillsboro into a Petro Stopping Center for motorists. Country music legend Willie Nelson and partners opened Willie’s Place there in 2008. It served as a combination fuel …

The Country Classics Remembers Wynn Stewart

Today we remember Wynn Stewart, a man who pioneered the harsh hard-driving telecaster sound of country music in the 1960’s. Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and many others enjoyed great success back then. In February 1954, Wynn signed a recording contract with Intro Records. During a recording session with the label he …