Austin would not be the music town it is without Willie Nelson
AUSTIN, Texas – April 18, 2017 – In celebration of Willie Nelson’s 84th birthday, KUTX 98.9 is dedicating the weekend of April 29 and 30 to all things Willie.
From 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday, KUTX will celebrate the American icon by playing wall-to-wall Willie songs, from the classics, to deep album tracks; the award-winning documentary “Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson,” produced by Texas Music Matters; a Willie Nelson tribute with Rick Daddy; as well as a gospel and jazz Willie tribute from Jay Trachtenberg.
Get the complete weekend schedule here and be listening for your chance to win a copy of Willie’s new album God’s Problem Child.
Were it not for Nelson, the Austin music scene would not be as vibrant. As Joe Nick Patoski wrote in the Texas Music Almanac, “… it wasn’t until the night of Aug. 12, 1972, when Willie Nelson walked onto the stage of the Armadillo (World Headquarters) that everything changed. That performance in front of a mixed crowd of hippies and rednecks is recognized as the starting point of the modern Austin music scene.”
In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Famer donated his collection of more than 600 photographs, letters and other personal items to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.
About KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience
Named “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Music Awards poll for the past three consecutive years, KUTX 98.9 is the destination for new music from the artists driving the sound of Austin today – from new and local artists, to music that has stood the test of time. Programming includes more than 300 live, one-of-a-kind performances in Studio 1A each year; the Austin Music Minute, the KUTX Artist of the Month and the KUTX Song of the Day, as well as KUTX Live events that connect music fans to local and national talent. More at kutx.org.
Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071