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For The Love Of Willie: John Spong and Joe Nick Patoski

My KUTX // April 25, 2020

On Wednesday, April 29, Willie Nelson turns 87. Texas Monthly and KUTX have teamed up to bring you a one hour special that digs deep into rare and underrated songs from the Red Headed Stranger. Texas Monthly’s John Spong and Willie Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski are your guides as they explore Willie songs you’ve probably never heard and others you might not have noticed before. Join us For The Love of Willie on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m., or listen at any time in the player above.

Produced by Art Levy // KUTX

Recorded and mixed by Brian Standefer // Texas Monthly


1. “Midnight Rider”

2. “Night Life”

3. “Columbus Stockade Blues (#2)”

4. “I Never Cared For You”

5. “The Party’s Over”

6. “Intro/Me And Paul”

7. “Kneel At The Feet Of Jesus”

8. “Dreaming Of A Little Cabin”

9. “American Tune”

10. “Bloody Mary Morning/Take Me Back To Tulsa” (Live at the Texas Opry House)

11. “Sugar Moon”

12. “Rainbow Connection”

13. “Nine Pound Hammer”

14. “The Harder They Come”

15. “Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line (Reprise)” (Live)

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