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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2018, 11:24:19 AM »
I've sat on the ground and listened to Willie pick and sing at Hondo's place several times.  Hope Him and Beto have a good time but I'll still be voting for Ted Cruz.

Willie Nelson got me to take a fresh look at "country music," around 1981; and I became a fan.

It was an album of Nelson, singing Kris Kristofferson (fellow Texan)  songs.


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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2018, 11:43:29 AM »
5 Texas performers worth listening to more than Willie Nelson......

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Jim Reeves
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 03:30:47 PM »

Willie Nelson Gets Political In Texas, So Texas Fans Tell Him 'Goodbye'
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2018, 04:11:15 PM »
When Willie was in Shreveport a few months ago, it sold out in a day and it was mostly packed with millennial hipster types.

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Willie has the pro whacky tabaccy crowd behind him. Besides being a life-long smoker,I vaguelly remember him investing money in pot clinics in states where they are legal.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2018, 04:12:01 PM »
I'm not claiming he is better or more favored.  He does sell more concert tickets than George Strait.   Thinking Willie is a has-been is silly.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 04:17:16 PM »
Man owns the North American record for concert attendance at one concert. (105.000)  I can fish out the Houston Livestock and Rodeo attendance data if you really want to make some comparisons.  Do you want to compare album sales, No.1's , etc.?


Again...  comparing Willie to Strait is past silly.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/6113943/george-straight-final-show-breaks-attendance-record

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Thanks for the link. It makes no sense to me,but album sales don't lie.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 04:20:50 PM »
5 Texas performers worth listening to more than Willie Nelson......

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George Strait
Jim Reeves

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Last I heard,Stevie Ray ain't singing anymore. Neither is George Jones or Jim Reeves,come to think of it.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2018, 05:14:48 PM »
I really care not to hear Willie anymore.

The cracked voice is awful to the ears.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2018, 05:37:41 PM »
@catfish1957

Thanks for the link. It makes no sense to me,but album sales don't lie.

@sneakypete

WTF are you talking about?

Strait since 1991....    45M album sales, 60 No. 1 hits
Nelson since 1962..... 40M album sales, 25 No. 1 hits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson_albums_discography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson_singles_discography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Strait_albums_discography
https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/all-george-straits-no-1s/

Yeah..... stats don't lie bubba. And Strait did his in 29 years less time.

IMO...last time Nelson was relevant?  Holy sh__ I was in high school, and Gerald Ford was POTUS. :silly:

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2018, 05:42:05 PM »
@catfish1957

Last I heard,Stevie Ray ain't singing anymore. Neither is George Jones or Jim Reeves,come to think of it.

Wow....  didn't get the memo their albums and DVD's disintergrated after they died.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2018, 05:45:52 PM »
   Irrefutable stats there @catfish1957 
   Hear George on the radio every day doing promos for a post-Harvey Corpus Christi, though he was born in Poteet, TX (about 30 miles south of Santone).
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2018, 07:06:39 PM »
Meh.  He also stumped for Wendy Davis, and that didn't help her any.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2018, 08:01:38 PM »
I think the only thing keeping Willie going is his weed. 

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2018, 09:12:56 PM »
Meh.  He also stumped for Wendy Davis, and that didn't help her any.

I had forgotten about that.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Willie-Nelson-Singing-at-Wendy-Davis-Fundraiser-254934771.html

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2018, 09:18:36 PM »
Looks like Willie is taking some heat from his conservative leaning fans over this concert/endorsement of Paddy O'Furniture.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2018, 09:54:29 PM »
@sneakypete

WTF are you talking about?

Strait since 1991....    45M album sales, 60 No. 1 hits
Nelson since 1962..... 40M album sales, 25 No. 1 hits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson_albums_discography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Nelson_singles_discography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Strait_albums_discography
https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/all-george-straits-no-1s/

Yeah..... stats don't lie bubba. And Strait did his in 29 years less time.

IMO...last time Nelson was relevant?  Holy sh__ I was in high school, and Gerald Ford was POTUS. :silly:



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OK,since you want to get pissy about this,how about include the songs that Willie wrote that were huge hits for other singers? People like Patsy Cline,for example?

I know next to nothing about George Strait,but I'm guessing Willie has written and sold more songs that were hits to other people than Strait.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2018, 09:55:54 PM »
Wow....  didn't get the memo their albums and DVD's disintergrated after they died.

@catfish1957

I suspect there are a lot of memos you don't get.

Or maybe you do get them,and eat them instead of reading them.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2018, 02:31:30 PM »
I've sat on the ground and listened to Willie pick and sing at Hondo's place several times.  Hope Him and Beto have a good time but I'll still be voting for Ted Cruz.

I like Willie.
I don't like his politics, but he's never been really outspoken about it.
I'll listen to Willie whenever I want to.

I will also vote for Ted Cruz, everyday, all day, over a government run health care advocating, gun grabbing, teacher union supported, ICE destroying, tax raising,  amnesty loving, Beto O'Rourke.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2018, 03:13:06 PM »
I like Willie.
I don't like his politics, but he's never been really outspoken about it.
I'll listen to Willie whenever I want to.

I will also vote for Ted Cruz, everyday, all day, over a government run health care advocating, gun grabbing, teacher union supported, ICE destroying, tax raising,  amnesty loving, Beto O'Rourke.

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Same here. I just won't pay to listen to any of his albums,or buy a ticket to listen to him in person.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »
I like Willie.
I don't like his politics, but he's never been really outspoken about it.
I'll listen to Willie whenever I want to.

I will also vote for Ted Cruz, everyday, all day, over a government run health care advocating, gun grabbing, teacher union supported, ICE destroying, tax raising,  amnesty loving, Beto O'Rourke.

@GrouchoTex

Back when I was sitting under that tree, I wasn't much interested in who it was currently on the porch pickin and singin (there were several that went on to fame and fortune in latter years.). Wasn't payin all that much attention to politics either.  About all I was interested at the time was that cold brew in my hand and the good lookin thing sitting beside me.

BTW:  They call that place Luckenbach now.  Back then it was just Hondo's Place.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2018, 04:15:30 PM »
Looks like Willie is taking some heat from his conservative leaning fans over this concert/endorsement of Paddy O'Furniture.

Might be a silver lining here. Maybe he will become so unpopular that I will never hear On The Road Again ever again.
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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2018, 04:16:45 PM »
Might be a silver lining here. Maybe he will become so unpopular that I will never hear On The Road Again ever again.

That song does suck.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2018, 04:22:46 PM »
That song does suck.

Almost as much as "There's a tear in my beer" but can't hold a candle to "Achee breaky heart" for suckyness.

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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2018, 04:24:38 PM »
Almost as much as "There's a tear in my beer" but can't hold a candle to "Achee breaky heart" for suckyness.


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Re: Willie Nelson to headline rally for Beto O'Rourke
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2018, 05:41:32 PM »
Hey, @corbe, you want to go and wear Cruz tee shirts?  Could be fun.
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