As hard as it is to believe, Willie Nelson will turn 80 on April 30th. The legendary country artist never slows down and continues to tour and release new music on a regular basis. Earlier this week Nelson released Let’s Face The Music And Dance on Sony Legacy – a collection of American standards and country classics, Irving Berlin and Carl Perkins, Django Reinhart as well as Willie-penned originals. As such Willie Nelson has been Legacy Recordings Artist of the Month for April.
There’s a campaign to round up birthday messages for Willie that will be given to him on the 30th for his 80th birthday. Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Neil Young have shared their messages, you can share yours at the Willie Birthday website.
As part of our Everybody Wins When We Plug Something And In Return They Offer Us Free Shit To Give Away program, we’ve got a Willie Nelson Prize Pack to give away. The pack includes a copy of Willie’s new album, a “Willie For President” t-shirt and a copy of Willie’s book Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite Willie Nelson song. We’ll pick one entry at random at 3PM ET on April 30th. You can enter a second time by leaving a similar comment on the Hidden Track Facebook Page and a third time by following @hidden_track and tweeting your request at us. You must include both @hidden_track and #htwilliebday in your tweet.
Here’s the fine print…
- To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite Willie Nelson song
- Enter a second time by leaving a similar comment on the Hidden Track Facebook Page
- You can enter a third time by following @hidden_track and tweeting the name of your favorite Willie Nelson song at us. You must include both @hidden_track AND #htwilliebday in your tweet
- Your comment(s) must be left by 3PM EDT on April 30th
- Anybody entering more than once a piece on Facebook, Twitter and at the bottom of this post will be disqualified, tarred and feathered
- The winner will receive a Willie Nelson prize pack
- HT staff members are not eligible to win