Willie Nelson &The Highwaymen – “City of New Orleans” Live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990)

Watch this beautiful performance of The Highwaymen, led by Willie Nelson of the song “City of New Orleans.” This song is Willie Nelson’s thirty-first studio album released by Columbia Records. The title track was written and originally recorded by Steve Goodman. Willie Nelson’s version topped the U.S. country singles chart. Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings joined Willie on stage to render us this masterpiece!

Willie Nelson is a country music icon. A unique and versatile artist, his innovative songwriting has resulted in No. 1 hits for dozens of artists – including more than twenty for himself – and a recorded output that is “so vast,” music journalist Bob Allen writes, “as to confound all but the most dedicated discographers.”

Willie Nelson’s awards are numerous, including 11 CMAs, 12 GRAMMYs, and 6 ACMs. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993, received the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and won the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize in 2015. In 2003, CMT placed him at No. 4 among the “Greatest Men of Country.” And, in 2008, his distinctive vocal style – once considered a deficit – earned him the No. 88 spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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The Highwaymen – City of New Orleans (American Outlaws: Live at Nassau Coliseum, 1990) (Youtube)

City of New Orleans Lyrics

Song by The Highwaymen

Ridin’ on the City of New Orleans
Illinois Central, Monday mornin’ rail
15 cars and 15 restless riders
Three conductors and 25 sacks of mail

All along the southbound odyssey, the train pulls out from Kankakee
And rolls along past houses, farms and fields
And Passin’ trains that have no names and freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles

Good mornin’ America, how are you?
Say don’t you know me? I’m your native son!
I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

Dealin’ cards with the old men in the club car
Penny a point, there ain’t no one keepin’ score
And pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels grumblin’ neath the floor

And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers
Ride their fathers’ magic carpet made of steel
And mothers with their babes asleep, rockin’ to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel

Good mornin’ America, how are you?
Say don’t you know me? I’m your native son!
I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

Night time on the City of New Orleans
Changin’ cars in Memphis, Tennessee
Halfway home, we’ll be there by mornin’
Through the Mississippi darkness rollin’ down to the sea

But the towns and the people seem to fade into a bad dreams
And the steel rail still ain’t heard the news
Conductor sing your songs again
And passengers will please refrain
This train has got the disappearin’ railroad blues

Good mornin’ America, how are you?
Don’t you know me? I’m your native son!
I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done
And I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Goodman Steve

City of New Orleans lyrics © Sony/atv Tunes Llc

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Merle Haggard: “Sing Me Back Home” – Beautiful Live Performance

Watch this beautiful live performance of Merle Haggard of his hit song “Sing Me Back Home.” Merle wrote this song and was released in November 1967 as the first single and title track from the album Sing Me Back Home. The song was Merle Haggard and The Strangers third number one. The single spent two weeks at number one and a total of 17 weeks on the country chart. Enjoy the music!

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britanicca)

More Songs of Merle Haggard:

Merle Haggard: “Sing Me Back Home” (Ambassador Entertainment Youtube)

Sing Me Back Home Lyrics

Song by Merle Haggard

The warden led a prisoner down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest
And I heard him tell the warden just before he reached my cell
Let my guitar playing friend, do my request

Let him sing me back home with a song I used to hear
Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years
Sing me back home before I die

I recall last Sunday morning a choir from ‘cross the street
Came to sing a few old gospel songs
And I heard him tell the singers
There’s a song my mama sang
Can I hear once before we move along?

Sing me back home, the song my mama sang
Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years
Sing me back home before I die

Sing me back home before I die

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard

Sing Me Back Home lyrics © Sony/atv Tree Publishing

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Awesome Alan Jackson Song: “She’s Got The Rhythm(& I Got The Blues)”

This is a rare video of Alan Jackson singing “She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues).” This song was co-written by Alan and Randy Travis, and performed by Jackson. It was released in October 1992 as the first single from his album A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ’bout Love). The song received an award in 1993 from Music City News for being one of the most performed country songs of the year. Enjoy!!!

About Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson was born in the small town of Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. Alan Grew up singing gospel music, both in church and at home with his family. As a teenager he performed locally as part of a country duo. He left school to work and married his high-school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista’s new country division. Jackson’s debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1990 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five hits: the title cut, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Wanted,” and the first of many chart-toppers, “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He shot to full-fledged superstardom with the follow-up, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox, whose title track was an inescapable number one smash that year.

More Songs by Allan Jackson

Alan Jackson – She’s Got The Rhythm

She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues) Lyrics

Song by Alan Jackson

This old bar stools feeling higher
As a started sinking lower
The minute that she waltzed right through that door
Not long ago I held her
Like a fool I went and left her
Now she’s with somebody else out on that floor

And she’s got the rhythm and I got the blues
And she’s showing me how much I had to lose
With her every little move she’s telling me I’m over you
She’s got the rhythm and I got the blues

Well that music’s gettin’ louder
As my heart keeps beatin’ faster
As she spells out regret in perfect time
Well I thought I wanted freedom
But that ball and chain I needed
‘Cause when you choose, sometimes you lose the prize

And she’s got the rhythm and I got the blues
And she’s showing me how much I had to lose
With her every little move she’s telling me I’m over you
She’s got the rhythm and I got the blues
With her every little move she’s telling me I’m over you
She’s got the rhythm and I got the blues

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: David Conrad / Dennis W. Morgan / Gary Stefan Harrison / Randy Jackson

She’s Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues) lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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