Tag: Nelson

Thursday 6pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 5)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Joe Walsh, War, Cher, Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Monroe, Santana, Ed Sheeran, Black Keys, Midnight Oil, Shirelles and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 6pm: Feature Artist – Nelson

Nelson is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved success during the early 1990s with their double platinum debut album After the Rain, which featured the number-one hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”.

After the success of their first album, the band claims to have been faced with conflicts with their record label, lack of support from the media, and the shift in music towards grunge and alternative rock. They eventually split with Geffen Records in 1995. Despite this, the band has continued to produce and release albums independently under their own label, Stone Canyon Records.

Matthew and Gunnar also perform under the name of Ricky Nelson Remembered, as a tribute to their father. They are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family to reach number one record status in three successive generations (beginning with grandparents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson). – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Highway 101 Top 30 w/Paulette Carlson & Nikki Nelson 6pm ET @HIGHWAY101band

highway-101Highway 101 is an American country music band founded by Paulette Carlson (lead vocals), Jack Daniels (guitar), Curtis Stone (bass guitar, mandolin) and Scott “Cactus” Moser (drums). With Carlson as lead vocalist, the band recorded three albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville and charted ten consecutive Top Ten hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, four of which went to Number One. After Carlson left in 1990, the band recorded a fourth album for Warner with Nikki Nelson on lead vocals before exiting the label. One album each followed on Liberty, Intersound and Free Falls Records. Moser, Stone, Nelson and Andy Gurley comprise the current lineup.

Paulette Tenae Carlson (born October 11, 1952) is a country singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s as the founder and lead vocalist for the country band Highway 101. With Highway 101, she charted four No. 1 hit singles, seven Top 10 hits. As a solo artist, she has charted five times on Hot Country Songs and recorded three studio albums. Her most successful solo single is “I’ll Start with You”, which peaked at number 21 in 1991.

Nikki Nelson (born January 3, 1969 in La Mesa, California) is an American country music singer. At the age of 7, her family moved to Topaz Lake, Nevada. In 1991, she replaced Paulette Carlson as lead vocalist for the band Highway 101, and their first album together was that year’s Bing Bang Boom. She also sang lead vocals on the band’s next album, 1993’s The New Frontier. Carlson returned to Highway 101 in 1995 for the album Reunited, and Nelson signed a solo recording deal with Columbia Records, Nashville. She released the single “Too Little Too Much” in 1997 and charted at No. 62 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Chrislynn Lee replaced Carlson after the Reunited album, and remained that band’s lead vocalist until 2006, when Nelson rejoined. – Wikipedia

1 Somewhere Tonight
2 Cry, Cry, Cry
3 (Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes
4 Who’s Lonely Now
5 Whiskey, If You Were a Woman
6 Walkin’, Talkin’, Cryin’, Barely Beatin’ Broken Heart
7 Setting Me Up
8 Honky Tonk Heart
9 The Bed You Made for Me
10 All the Reasons Why
11 This Side of Goodbye
12 Someone Else’s Trouble Now
13 Baby, I’m Missing You
14 Bing Bang Boom
15 The Blame
16 I’ll Start with You (Paulette Carlson)
17 Honky Tonk Baby
18 Too Little Too Much (Nikki Nelson)
19 Not With My Heart You Don’t (Paulette Carlson)
20 You Gotta Get to My Heart (Before You Lay a Hand on Me) (Paulette Carlson) 
21 You Baby You
22 I’d Say Yes (Paulette Carlson)
23 Can You Fool (Paulette Carlson)
24 It Must Be Love
25 Six Gold Coins
26 That Old Glass Case (Paulette Carlson)
27 Tell It To My Heart (Nikki Nelson)
28 You Go First (Nikki Nelson)
29 Storm of Love
30 River of Tears

Artist Countdown: Willie Nelson Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

willienelsonWillie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed at the end of the 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

Born during the Great Depression, and raised by his grandparents, Nelson wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at ten. During high school, he toured locally with the Bohemian Polka as their lead singer and guitar player. After graduating from high school, in 1950, he joined the Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. After his return, Nelson attended Baylor University for two years but dropped out because he was succeeding in music. During this time, he worked as a disc jockey in Texas radio stations and a singer in honky tonks. Nelson moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he wrote “Family Bible” and recorded the song “Lumberjack” in 1956.

In 1960, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price’s band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including “Funny How Time Slips Away“, “Hello Walls”, “Pretty Paper”, and “Crazy”. In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1964 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year. After mid-chart hits in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Nelson retired in 1972 and moved to Austin, Texas. The rise of the popularity of hippie music in Austin motivated Nelson to return from retirement, performing frequently at the Armadillo World Headquarters.

In 1973, after signing with Atlantic Records, Nelson turned to outlaw country, including albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975, he switched to Columbia Records, where he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he recorded another outlaw country album, Wanted! The Outlaws, along with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser.

During the mid-1980s, while creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like “On the Road Again”, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, and “Pancho & Lefty”, he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with fellow singers Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson.

In 1990 Nelson’s assets were seized by the Internal Revenue Service, which claimed that he owed US $32,000,000. It was later discovered that his accountants, Price Waterhouse, did not pay Nelson’s taxes for years. The difficulty of paying his outstanding debt was aggravated by weak investments he had made during the 1980s. In 1991, Nelson released The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?; by 1993, the profits of the double album, destined to the IRS, and the auction of Nelson’s assets cleared his debt. During the 1990s and 2000s, Nelson continued touring extensively, and released albums every year. Reviews ranged from positive to mixed. He explored genres such as reggae, blues, jazz, and folk. Nelson made his first movie appearance in the 1979 film The Electric Horseman, followed by other appearances in movies and on television.

Nelson is a major liberal activist and the co-chair of the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which is in favor of marijuana legalization. On the environmental front, Nelson owns the bio-diesel brand Willie Nelson Biodiesel, which is made from vegetable oil. Nelson is also the honorary chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas.

Source: Wikipedia

1 To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before (with Julio Iglesias)
2 Always on My Mind
3 On the Road Again
4 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
5 Good Hearted Woman (with Waylon Jennings)
6 Let It Be Me
7 Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
8 Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way) (with Dolly Parton)
9 City of New Orleans
10 Blue Skies
11 Georgia on My Mind
12 Take It to the Limit (with Waylon Jennings)
13 Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (with Waylon Jennings)
14 Beer for My Horses (with Toby Keith)
15 Just to Satisfy You (with Waylon Jennings)
16 Spanish Eyes (with Julio Iglesias)
17 Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
18 Help Me Make It Through the Night
19 Sweet Memories
20 All of Me
21 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay (with Waylon Jennings)
22 They All Went to Mexico (with Carlos Santana)
23 Crazy Arms (with Ray Price)
24 Bring Me Sunshine
25 Fire and Rain
26 Touch Me
27 Mendocino County Line (with Lee Ann Womack)
28 Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me)
29 The Scientist
30 I Wish I Didn’t Love You So

 

Feature LP I – Willie Nelson – Let’s Face The Music and Dance (2013) 9:15 pm ET

Willie Nelson - lftmLet’s Face the Music and Dance is an album by American country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. Nelson’s second album under his contract with Legacy Recordings, it was released on April 16, 2013.

Composed of pop, jazz, rock, and country music standards, the set also included a new version of Nelson’s original “Is the Better Part Over” from his 1989 album A Horse Called Music. The album was recorded at Nelson’s Pedernales studio in Austin, Texas, was produced by Buddy Cannon and later mixed by Butch Carr at Budro Music Repair Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. The album focuses in his musical relation with his sister, Bobbie, as the standards were played by them during their childhood and throughout their musical career. – Wikipedia

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Let’s Face the Music and Dance”   Irving Berlin 3:23
2. “Is The Better Part Over”   Willie Nelson 2:39
3. You’ll Never Know”   Harry WarrenMack Gordon 3:32
4. “Vous Et Moi”   Django Reinhardt 3:23
5. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home”   Roy TurkFred E. Ahlert 3:42
6. Matchbox”   Carl Perkins 2:40
7. Twilight Time”   Buck Ram 4:07
8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”   Jimmy McHughDorothy Fields 3:45
9. “I’ll Keep On Loving You”   Moon Mullican 3:38
10. “I Wish I Didn’t Love You So”   Frank Loesser 4:18
11. South Of The Border”   Jimmy KennedyMichael Carr 3:51
12. Nuages”   Django Reinhardt 3:37
13. “Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking)”   Irving Berlin 3:07
14. Shame On You”   Spade Cooley 2:25