photo by Gabriel C. Perez
(Big thanks to KUT/KUTX superfan and frequent contributor Ann Leifeste for planting the seed)
Austin is the music town that it is mostly because of one man: Willie Nelson. We wouldn’t be able to bring you the Austin music experience without Willie.
Join KUTX as we celebrate his birthday with a Willie Weekend. We’ll kick the party off Saturday morning April 29th at 6 a.m. with a weekend filled with classic and rare Willie tunes as well as the red-headed stranger in his own words, plus our award-winning documentary Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson.
Also, be listening for your chance to win a copy of Willie’s new album, God’s Problem Child, and tickets to Willie’s 4th of July Picnic at the Austin 360 Amphitheater.
At the bottom of the page, listen to a new interview with Willie discussing his new album, conducted by KUTX’s Jody Denberg and recorded by Art Levy on Willie’s bus.
Willie’s Birthday Weekend Schedule
Saturday, April 29
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Wall-to-wall Willie songs, classics, deep album tracks, and special interview segments
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Amazing Grace: The Story Of Willie Nelson – documentary produced by David Brown & Texas Music Matters
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Willie Nelson tribute with Rick McNulty, featuring Outlaw Willie, Young Willie, Atlantic Records Willie, and Live Willie
Sunday, April 30
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Amazing Grace: The Story Of Willie Nelson – documentary produced by David Brown & Texas Music Matters
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Gospel/Jazz Willie with Jeff McCord
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Wall-to-wall Willie songs, classics, deep album tracks, and special interview segments