Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Willie Nelson

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

Today’s artist is a man that needs no introduction. Willie Nelson has been around what seems like forever. Actually, he hasn't been around forever. He was born in 1933 and at 88 years old is still performing to sellout crowds.

Always known as a Country singer, Willie and friends perfected the outlaw sound. Nelson has worn many hats as an entertainer including author, disc jockey, song writer and movie star. Willie had parts in 30 movies including his starring role in Honeysuckle Rose.

In the 1980s Nelson joined with John Mellencamp and Neil Young to establish the Farm Aid benefit concerts to help call attention to the plight of the family farms in America.

When you decide to talk about Willie Nelson songs you literally have hundreds to choose from going back to the 1950s. I chose one of his more modern hits, the 1982 release of the song Always On My Mind. Always On My Mind wasn’t a Willie Nelson original. The song is one of the most recorded songs of all time having been recorded by over 300 other artists including big country stars Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley (you can view Elvis’s version here). But it was Willie’s version that caught on with the crossover crowd and soared to the top of several music charts.

It won three Grammy Awards in 1982 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

So how about a nice ballad of love gone astray. Why not sing along? Always On My Mind.

 

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Joseph Domino

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Comments (13)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Willie Nelson is a force of nature unto himself!  Thanks for sharing

Jun 20, 2021 06:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

We both enjoy Willie Nelson.  And the song you chose is one of our favorites.  Happy Sunday. A

Jun 20, 2021 06:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - while I wouldn't call myself a fanatic of music, there is something about the honesty and straight-forwardness of Willie Nelson that seems to resonate.

Jun 20, 2021 07:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Joseph... a unique sound, Willie Nelson, and immediately recognizable. Can't imagine anyone not loving his music.

Jun 20, 2021 08:00 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I can remember my day playing Willie all the time when I was growing up.  I still listen to him.  His music never gets old...just me.

Jun 20, 2021 08:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph,  Had to play the video right away,  Saw in in 1975 in Denver and what a wild slow he puts on and great band.

 

Jun 20, 2021 08:55 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Good ole Willie Nelson.  Very unique voice.

Jun 20, 2021 09:50 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Willie Nelson is another of my favorite singers.  His music is timeless!

Jun 20, 2021 03:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I am a huge Willie Nelson fan and even saw him in Vegas!  I love this song as well as On the Road Again. 

Jun 20, 2021 05:38 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Many have sung this but only two are memorable for me, Willie is 1st and Elvis a very close 2nd.

Jun 20, 2021 07:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I always loved Willie Nelson and so did my parents.... I have a funny story for you about him at Shutters on the Beach the five start hotel:)) Endre

Jun 20, 2021 11:28 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

A true gold standard.  His success is from real work, would not have made it if he had given up.  

Jun 21, 2021 03:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

So somewhere around the late 1970s or early 1980s, I took a job that was offered through an employment agency. I only stayed at that job a week because I was bored to tears, but it was for the (very small) management company that handled Willie Nelson and Miles Davis. On my first day of work, the owner asked me if I knew who Willie Nelson was, and I admitted, no. He gave me a bunch of records and told me my homework was to listen to them. So I did. And I've been a fan ever since.

 

Jun 21, 2021 05:49 AM