Willie Nelson News

Engelbert Humperdinck Returning to South Africa in NovemberEngelbert Humperdinck Returning to South Africa in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

His name comes from the 1911, century Austrian composer who wrote 'Hansel & Gretel.' His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold. He has a global fan base of millions.  He is Engelbert Humperdinck and soon he will be singing his ever popular hits such as (Please) Release Me and the unforgettable Quando, Quando, Quando in South Africa at the Grand Arena, Cape Town for one show only on 21 November, followed by two shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on 24 and 25 November.  Shows begin at 20h00 and tickets are now on sale at Computicket.  #EngelbertSA (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Songwriter Wayne CarsonRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Songwriter Wayne Carson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Wayne Carson, best known for penning the Willie Nelson hit 'Always on My Mind' passed away on Monday, July 20th at the age of 72. (more...)

The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81The Diamonds' Dave Somerville Dies at 81
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as 'Diamond Dave' Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81. (more...)

Obituary for Dave Somerville of The DiamondsObituary for Dave Somerville of The Diamonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

David-Troy Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of the 1950's rock 'n' roll vocal group The Diamonds and known to music fans around the world as “Diamond Dave” Somerville, passed away early Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara from cancer. He was 81. (more...)

Kenny Rogers to Releasse First New Christmas Album in 17 YearsKenny Rogers to Releasse First New Christmas Album in 17 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

While summer is only a few weeks old in the northern hemisphere, it's important to remember that there are only 165 shopping days left until Christmas! (more...)

Librarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson New Gershwin Prize RecipientLibrarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson New Gershwin Prize Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

With a career that spans six decades, Nelson's music pushes genre boundaries and his lyrics give voice to America's heartland (more...)

Rob Thomas Coming to bergenPAC, 8/13Rob Thomas Coming to bergenPAC, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Rob Thomas with special guest Plain White T's, Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the Matchbox Twenty singer at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16Metropolitan Room to Welcome Denise Spann Morgan and The 'Marvelous' Marvelettes, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The internationally acclaimed jazz cabaret Metropolitan Room and Diva Dynasty Productions is proud to present Denise Spann Morgan and The "Marvelous" Marvelettes in Come and Get These Memories, starring Annette Bland McCoy and LaRita Gaskins, and the Diva Dynasty Band featuring Anna Caldwell (piano), Joe Ham (drums), Kim Clarke (bass), and Kevin James Perry (guitar). (more...)

Marysol Castro Joins ESPN as Host of 'Premier Boxing Champions'Marysol Castro Joins ESPN as Host of 'Premier Boxing Champions'
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Marysol Castro has joined ESPN as host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) and will make her debut when the series premieres live in prime time Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. (more...)

SiriusXM Presents the 'Trainwreck' Takeover on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio During July 4th WeekendSiriusXM Presents the 'Trainwreck' Takeover on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio During July 4th Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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Celebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon Tomorrow at Blues Haven FoundationCelebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon Tomorrow at Blues Haven Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

July 1, 2015 would have been Willie's 100th birthday. To honor this brilliant songwriter, producer, musician, and to celebrate his life and accomplishments, Blues Heaven Foundation is holding a free concert featuring Chicago's phenomenal blues guitarist, Melvin Taylor & the Taylor Made Band from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Garden Area.  (more...)

CMT To Premiere RAINEY QUALLEY VideoCMT To Premiere RAINEY QUALLEY Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Cingle Records' flagship artist Rainey Qualley turned heads with her 'Turn Me On Like The Radio' music video, and CMT is now set for a worldwide premiere of her latest visual offering, 'Me And Johnny Cash,' across multiple platforms beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (more...)

Kate O'Neal Set for Spotlight Cabaret Series at Winter Park Playhouse, 7/15-16Kate O'Neal Set for Spotlight Cabaret Series at Winter Park Playhouse, 7/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse features veteran actress and vocal artist Kate O'Neal in the popular Spotlight Cabaret Series July 15 and 16, 2015.  Ms. O'Neal will premiere her new cabaret, which will feature all genres of music- musical theater, standards, opera, pop and country - including all of the songs she has loved performing and some she has always longed to sing.  Kate will be accompanied by the Playhouse Musical Director, Christopher Leavy. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'
by Tory Gates - Jun 24, 2015

'There are guys who get up on a stage and make an entire audience of strangers feel comfortable. You do that.' (more...)

Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler Added to Peach Music Festival LineupAllman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler Added to Peach Music Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Peach Music Festival just announced the final line-up additions for this year's event, including Blues Traveler and Butch Trucks & Very Special Guests Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr., Bill Evans, Bruce Katz, & Pat Bergeson and also the Ron Holloway Band. (more...)

Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9Leon Russell to Play Boulder Theater, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Leon Russell with Special Guests at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Monks of Norcia's BENEDICTA Tops Billboard's Classical Traditional Albums List for Second WeekMonks of Norcia's BENEDICTA Tops Billboard's Classical Traditional Albums List for Second Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia is Billboard's #1 Classical Traditional Album for the second week in a row.  The Monks success continues following their #1 debut week, where they also bested superstar recording artists such as Taylor Swift and Willie Nelson as the #1 Best-seller at Barnes & Noble.com, #2 Bestseller at Amazon.com and Top 40 on iTunes' overall chart respectively. Competing with pop, rap and country superstars, The Monks' transformative, ethereal music and fascinating human-interest story has struck a chord with consumers and media alike.   BENEDICTA is available now on De Montfort Music & Decca Records/Universal Music Classics. (more...)

WFUV to Broadcast from Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, MASS MoCA's Solid Sound This MonthWFUV to Broadcast from Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, MASS MoCA's Solid Sound This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

As the summer festival season heats up, WFUV (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) is on site for more live broadcasts. On June 20-21 WFUV returns to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, for Clearwater's 38th annual Great Hudson River Revival. After a Summer Festival Preview at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, the live broadcast begins at 3 p.m. with Los Lobos on the Rainbow Stage, followed by Neko Case. The Saturday broadcast will also include Angelique Kidjo and will conclude with the Citizen Cope Band's set, beginning at approximately 7:45 p.m. (more...)

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