Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, two-award winning music icons come together for the last time to record an album before taking to the stage for memorable, joint performance. Wille and Merle go back many years as friends and musical partners, defining country music across multiple decades. Between the two of them, they have won 14 Grammy Awards and Merle was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. You can hear a stream of their biggest hits “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “Fightin’ Side Of Me,” in an Intimate Evening with Willie and Merle at 2/1c on Saturday. Check out sneak peek of “On The Road Again” above.
Born in Abbott, Texas on April 29th, 1933, Willie Nelson has been performing and songwriting from a young age; singing gospel music in his local church. He burst onto the country music scene first as a songwriter after moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1960, and was later signed with Liberty Records. Willie changed record labels twice before signing with Columbia Records in 1975. This offered him more creative control, and he released one of his most popular albums under Columbia Records, Red Headed Stranger. This album included Nelson’s first number one hit as a singer, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” which is a cover of Fred Rose’s 1945 song. Throughout his career, he has had two Billboard Top Ten hits and 13 songs that have peaked on the Hot 100 List. Learn more about Willie and catch some of his greatest performances this Saturday, June 22nd beginning at 1/12c on AXS TV!
Check out the full lineup below!
|1/12c||The Big Interview: Willie Nelson|
|2/1c||An Intimate Evening with Willie and Merle|
|3/2c||American Voices – A Conversation with Dan Rather & Willie Nelson|
|5/6c||The Big Interview: Willie Nelson|
|6/7c||An Intimate Evening with Willie and Merle|
|7/8c||American Voices – A Conversation with Dan Rather & Willie Nelson|
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