Fri, 22 February 2008
Those who have followed my show since Episode 1 know that I have always been an admirer of Willie Nelson. Willie's career dates back to the early days of country music, but he has always been a nonconformist in a genre that demands conformity. In fact, he even branded his type of music into a new sub-genre known as "outlaw country." Willie may be the ultimate democrat (lower case is intentional) when it comes to the way that he has lived his life and served his art.
Now, Willie has lent his voice to the peace movement, and he has invited all of us to come along. While he was on the way to the music festival in Coachella, California, he came upon an idea for a simple, yet powerful song. He was encouraged to continue writing it by his daughter, Amy Nelson, and she contributed her talents to the song as well. The song is called "A Peaceful Solution," and not only has he has released it to the world, royalty-free, but he has gone as far as to encourage others to record their own versions and send them to him.
There are no limitations on this project, no fees to register for anything, and any music style can be used. Artists are also encouraged to make a video of the song and submit the video file. The song does need to be rendered in mp3 format if it is submitted in audio form.
I am encouraging all of my listeners and readers to record your own versions of the song and contribute to this amazing project. For song lyrics and for submission instructions, go to the Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute and join the Peaceful Revolution! I will be recording my version for the show this coming week, so listen for it!
Have a great weekend,
Category:Extras -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT
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