A a four-part docuseries focused on the living legend himself, Willie Nelson, is coming SOON.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a film titled Willie Nelson & Family will air on streamer Paramount+ starting next Friday, December 21st, after premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
It was executive produced by Yellowstone creator and show runner Taylor Sheridan, and directed by Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman.
Sheridan told THR that Willie’s music greatly influenced who he ultimately became as a storyteller, and his music shaped Sheridan’s youth and formative years, as it did so many others:
“Willie’s music formed the soundtrack of my youth. His songwriting helped shape me as a storyteller….
Willie has opened his life to us — warts and all — to serve as a beacon to overcoming failure, realizing dreams, and keeping your compass once the dream is achieved.”
Featuring commentary from the Red Headed Stranger himself, Willie Nelson & Family will also include interviews from Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Brenda Lee, Bill Anderson, Bobby Bare, Jeannie Seely and many more musicians, producers, and people who were close to Willie throughout his life.
There will be never-before-seen footage and old stories from Johny Cash and Waylon Jennings, as the directors go through Willie’s life and career and all of the songs and stories that created the icon we know and love today.
Nelson gave the directors unprecedented access to his personal archives, so it’s sure to be a fascinating project and I cannot wait to watch every episode.
You can check out the full trailer below, and you should, because it looks absolutely incredible:
Willie Nelson Announces ‘Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90’ Concert CD & DVD Tracklist
A tracklist for the ages.
Willie Nelson is gearing up to release his Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl concert film tomorrow as a 2CD+Blu-Ray deluxe edition, a complete digital edition and a 2xLP highlights.
The Hollywood Bowl performances took place on April 29th & 30th at the legendary Hollywood Bowl and featured incredible performances of the red headed stranger’s vast catalog by Willie himself, in addition to Billy Strings, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson (Particle Kid), Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Snoop Dogg, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers and many, many more.
It was star-studded, to say the least, and even though I already watched all the performances on Youtube and saw the movie in theaters, this is on my wishlist too because I can’t get over how good it was.
Every single performance was superb, the star-power was undeniable, and of course, they played some of the best music ever created with the man himself, so if you’re as big of a Willie Nelson fan as I am, this is definitely worth adding to the collection.
And today, we have the full tracklist 52 of songs that will be included, some of which have already been released like Willie’s son Lukas’ gorgeous version of “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground,” which was one of my favorites from the entire weekend. There will also be 13 digital-only bonus tracks exclusive to this release.
In addition to this special project, Willie Nelson has had quite a year at 90 years young, which includes taking home two Grammy Awards, including one for Best Country Album for his recordA Beautiful Time, and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, all while putting out TWO new records (I Don’t Know a Thing About Love and Bluegrass) in the process.
The Texas legend has already started announcing tour dates for 2024, so it’s safe to say, he’s not planning on slowing down much next year at all.
Here’s to the one and only Willie Nelson… you can check out the full tracklist below.
Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 Live At The Hollywood Bowl – Digital Edition track listing (Digital-Only Bonus Tracks in Bold):
Billy Strings – Whiskey River
Billy Strings – I Gotta Get Drunk
Charley Crockett – Yesterday’s Wine
Orville Peck – Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other
Edie Brickell w/ Charlie Sexton – Remember Me (When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming)
Lyle Lovett – Hello Walls
Lyle Lovett – My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Allison Russell & Norah Jones – Seven Spanish Angels
Particle Kid & Daniel Lanois – The Ghost
Particle Kid & Daniel Lanois – Die When I’m High (Halfway To Heaven)
Dwight Yoakam – Me And Paul
Margo Price & Nathanial Rateliff – I Can Get Off On You
Margo Price & Waylon Payne – Georgia On A Fast Train
Beck – Hands On The Wheel
Beck – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Norah Jones – Down Yonder
Norah Jones & Kris Kristofferson – Help Me Make It Through The Night
Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Payne – It Ain’t Over Yet
Warren Haynes – Midnight Rider
Lukas Nelson – Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
Leon Bridges & Gary Clark Jr. – Night Life
Gary Clark Jr. – Texas Flood
Rosanne Cash w/ Kris Kristofferson – Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
Jack Johnson – Willie Got Me Stoned
Tyler Childers and The Food Stamps – Time Of The Preacher
Lukas Nelson & Shooter Jennings – Good Hearted Woman
Ziggy Marley – Still Is Still Moving To Me
Tom Jones – Opportunity To Cry
The Avett Brothers – Pick Up The Tempo
The Avett Brothers – Heaven And Hell
Bobby Weir – Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
The Chicks – Bloody Mary Morning
The Lumineers – Pretty Paper
Nathaniel Rateliff – City Of New Orleans
Nathanial Rateliff – A Song For You
Sheryl Crow – Crazy
Dave Matthews – Funny How Time Slips Away
Miranda Lambert – Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Chris Stapleton – Always On My Mind
Jamey Johnson, Warren Haynes & Booker T Jones – Georgia On My Mind
Willie Nelson & Booker T Jones – Stardust
Willie Nelson & Lily Meola – Will You Remember Mine
Willie Nelson & Buddy Cannon – Something You Get Through
Willie Nelson & Billy Strings – California Sober
Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow – Far Away Places
Willie Nelson & George Strait – Sing One With Willie
Willie Nelson & George Strait – Pancho & Lefty
Willie Nelson & Snoop Dogg – Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die
Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills & Neil Young – Are There Any More Cowboys?