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WILLIE NELSON: 80th Birthday Celebration

Series produced by Joyride Media

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Two new one-hour radio specials about Willie Nelson feature the stories behind his music and tales from road. Great to air around his 80th birthday - April 29, 2013

TWO ONE-HOUR RADIO SPECIALS FOR WILLIE NELSON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY!

** MY OWN PECULIAR WAY - THE SONGS OF WILLIE NELSON

** TRUE OUTLAW STORIES - ON THE ROAD WITH WILLIE NELSON

Two of our most popular programs are available again to commemorate one of America's musical icons on his latest milestone.

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Exclusive interviews with Willie Nelson and his extended musical family (Paul English, Mickey Raphael, Jody Payne, Bobbie Nelson +, Poodie Locke) tell rich, colorful stories that take you deep inside Willie's heart, soul and mind.

MY OWN PECULIAR WAY focuses mostly on Willie's life story, his best known songs, and how the two are often intertwined.

TRUE OUTLAW STORIES features many of the hilarious episodes from the "band of gypsies" going down the highway, on tour with Willie over the last 40 years.

Between these stories, each program is packed with a unique playlist of Willie's best-known songs.

Both hours are hosted by Rodney Crowell and also feature comments by country legend Charlie Louvin, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.

You can flexibly schedule them as a two-part series, one two-hour block or your choice of two great one-hour specials.

Please consider airing these programs to commemorate Willie Nelson's 80th birthday - either around the actual day (April 29) or anytime this Spring.

** Producer: Paul Chuffo & Joshua Jackson (Joyride Media)

** Host: Rodney Crowell

** Contacts: Andy Cahn, 631-673-7500, andy.cahn@publicmediaservice.org, Eric Molk, 212-833-5389, eric.molk@publicmediaservice.org

** Special Operations: John Rosenfelder

** Length: Two one-hour programs with breaks for local spots

** Terms: Available for all USA radio broadcasters at no cost, no built-in barter spots

(+ Bobbie Nelson interview courtesy of Jody Denberg at KGSR in Austin, TX).

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TWO ONE-HOUR RADIO SPECIALS FOR WILLIE NELSON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY!** MY OWN PECULIAR WAY - THE SONGS OF WILLIE NELSON** TRUE OUTLAW STORIES - ON THE ROAD WITH WILLIE NELSONTwo of our most popular programs are available again to commemorate one of America's musical icons on his latest milestone.------------------------------------------------Exclusive interviews with Willie Nelson and his extended musical family (Paul English, Mickey Raphael, Jody Payne, Bobbie Nelson +, Poodie Locke) tell rich, colorful stories that take you deep inside Willie's heart, soul and mind.MY OWN PECULIAR WAY focuses mostly on Willie's life story, his best known songs, and how the two are often intertwined.TRUE OUTLAW STORIES features many of the hilarious episodes from the "band of gypsies" going down the... Show full description


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Caption: Willie Nelson with Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow
Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and more great female singers share their insightful, deeply personal stories about Willie ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KISU, WNTI.ORG-Internet Radio from Centenary University, KAZU, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Willie Nelson's longtime band, touring crew and close friends look back on 40 years of life on the road.

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, KFAI, WAMC, KGLT and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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The stories behind Willie's career and his songs.

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, KPVL, WAMC, WUIS and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23