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Willie Nelson’s Acoustic Exclusive Premieres on AARP

Posted on 06/16/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWillie Nelson’s newest album, Band of Brothers, comes out on Tuesday, but he premieres this acoustic version of the title track exclusively on AARP’s YouTube channel today through Wednesday. Having released four albums since February 2012, Nelson is watching his career blossom in a way that must be the envy of  artists half his age: The Desperado-in-Chief of the “outlaw country music scene” turned 81 on April 29. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter Because Band of Brothers features 14 new …

Ray Price: King of the Honky Tonk Jukebox

Posted on 12/17/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacySinger Ray Price once was Hank Williams’ protege, but he might have left an even bigger stamp on country music. Price, who died on Dec. 16 at age 87 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, was an amiable iconoclast — a bold experimenter who was never content to play it safe and just do what seemed to be popular at the time. Back in 1956, for example, Price decided to tinker with the then-standard country style of a 2/4 beat that emphasized …