Apr 242013

Happy Birthday Willie!

Legends show up to celebrate a legend’s birthday in a modern legend’s recording studio. More legends create happy birthday videos (Snoop Dogg, Spongebob Squarepants, Grace Potter and more).

In the midst of taping CMT Crossroads, Willie Nelson was surprised when Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young showed up to play last Thursday (4/18). It was to help celebrate his 80th birthday. CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records was hosted by, you guessed it, Jack White in his Nashville-based studio, Third Man Records.

Legend has it Willie turns 80 on Monday. Some sources site April 30. Undoubtedly, if he could change it, Willie would say April 20.  ;-)  Ooodles of big names in the biz from Spongebob to Snoop Dogg are partaking in well wishes for Willie’s 80′th. (videos below).


Snoop Dogg’s beatnik poetry for Willie

Howard Stern re-works ‘You Were Always on my Mind’ just for Willie

Grace Potter

Spongebob Squarepants imitates Patsy Cline covering Willie Nelson

Dave Matthews

Toots of Toots & the Maytals


Snoop Dogg has many nice things to say about the ultra-cool Texan.

Howard Stern reworks 'You Were Always on My Mind' specifically for Willy's Birthday.

Reggae Music Mahn, Toots of Toots & the Maytals

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