Legacy Recordings Celebrates Willie Nelson’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction with Release of Newly-Curated Career-Spanning Willie Nelson Greatest Hits Album On Friday, November 3
The Avett Brothers’ Concert Video of “Pick Up the Tempo” (from Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl) Available Online Today – WATCH HERE
Legacy Recordings and Blackbird Presents Set to Release
Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray, Digital and 2xLP out Friday, December 15
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Willie Nelson Greatest Hits on Friday, November 3 in conjunction with Willie’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
A freshly compiled career-spanning collection of 25 essential performances, Willie Nelson Greatest Hits chronicles Willie’s musical journey from early ’60s country-pop singer-songwriter through the ’70s outlaw country revolution to his current iconic status as an ambassador of musical goodwill. The album will be available in 1CD, digital and 2xLP configurations and may be pre-ordered HERE.
A highly-anticipated new addition to the Willie Nelson catalog, Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl, produced by Blackbird Presents, will be released Friday, December 15. A preview of Long Story Short–a video of The Avett Brothers performing Willie’s classic “Pick Up the Tempo”–is premiering online today (Thursday, November 2). WATCH HERE
The deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray edition of Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl includes 3-hours of video performances from the concert along with 3 video bonus performances, 39 audio tracks and a multi-page booklet. A 2xLP vinyl edition featuring select highlights from the event will also be available on Friday, December 15, 2023. Both configurations can be pre-ordered HERE.
2023 is proving a year of milestones for Willie, who recorded two new studio albums for Legacy: I Don’t Know a Thing About Love (Willie’s musical tribute to legendary American songwriter Harlan Howard, released in March) and Bluegrass (Willie performing 12 of his favorite self-penned classics with a bluegrass ensemble). Released September 15, Willie’s Bluegrass entered the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart (September 30) at #1, marking his first appearance on the chart in its 21-year history.
In February, Willie took home two Grammys at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards including Best Country Album for A Beautiful Time. Throughout the course of his career Willie Nelson has earned, among innumerable prestigious awards, 12 Grammy Awards including their Lifetime Achievement Award.
On October 31, HarperCollins released Willie’s new book, Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs, delivering the stories behind the lyrics of 160 of his favorite songs, along with a dynamic assortment of never-before-seen photos and ephemera. An audiobook edition is narrated by Ethan Hawke. More info HERE.
On November 3, Willie Nelson is being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “This year’s incredible group of Inductees reflects the diverse artists and sounds that define rock & roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “We are honored that this November’s Induction Ceremony in New York will coincide with two milestones in music culture; the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson and the 50th Anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop.” The 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Friday, November 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and will stream live on Disney+ at 8pm ET. A network broadcast edit of the event will air on ABC from 8-11pm ET on January 1, 2024.
Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl, is the definitive music release of the star-studded concerts celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday. The concerts were recorded live on April 29 & 30 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and feature once-in-a-lifetime performances by Willie Nelson, Allison Russell, Beck, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Charlie Sexton, Chris Stapleton, Daniel Lanois, Dave Matthews, Dwight Yoakam, Edie Brickell, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Bridges, Lily Meola, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Micah Nelson (Particle Kid), Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Stills, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes, Waylon Payne, and Ziggy Marley.
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