Posts Tagged ‘Willie Nelson’
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 stop, saloon, gift shop and performance hall.
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Johnny Bush was born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.
After two years of struggling with a delayed merger, near bankruptcy, and the threat of delisting from the Nasdaq, Sirius XM may be turning a corner. On May 4 the satellite radio company reported first-quarter profits of $41.6 million, reversing a $52.7 million loss a year earlier.
Tracy Pitcox, president of Heart of Texas Records said “We are on our way back to Texas after a successful run in Scotland. Amber Digby and Leona Williams did an outstanding job during four shows over here. The first day drew just over 850 and last night topped at over 1,000. Traditional Country Music is alive and well in Scotland! David McCormick, owner of the Ernest Tubb Record Shops, travelled with us and the tour was great!”
Saturday, April 10, 2010 –
A North Carolina prosecutor says he still plans to prosecute six members of Texas guitarist and singer Willie Nelson’s band on drug and alcohol charges.
Friday, April 9, 2010 – Seventy year-old Billy Joe Shaver was found not guilty Friday in the shooting of a man outside a bar in Texas in 2007. A jury reached a verdict after two hours of deliberation in the case involving Shaver and the man he allegedly shot, Billy Coker.
Outlaw sees Mark Chesnutt partnered with Producer and guitarist Pete Anderson as they reinterpret 12 classic Outlaw songs from the peak Outlaw period in the mid 1970s. There are sizzling covers of songs originally made famous by Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr., David Allan Coe, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Tompall Glaser, Jerry Jeff Walker and, of course, Willie Nelson. Release date to be announced.
I know our readers miss the cowboy Eddie Kilroy and his lovely wife Elizabeth on the airwaves. It’s been mighty quiet here in Missouri for the past year. However, we invite you to visit The Kilroy Show where you can see some of what is going on with your favorite radio personality. On January 11th Elizabeth said:
Originally a “rather tough beer bar”, the Palomino, located at 6907 Lankershim Boulevard, was leased in 1952 by the trio of Amos Emery ‘Pat’ Yeigh of Wyoming, and Bill and Tom Thomas of Indiana (who later bought the club). By August 1956, shortly before Pat Yeigh sold his interest, it had become one of the Valley’s largest Western night clubs, with an area of 8100 feet with 1400 square feet of dancing area, featuring top-notch talent that had led to lead billing both on radio and television.
This is The Roundup for the third full week of January, 2010. Here is what’s happening in traditional country music: