Today in Country Music, April 25th, featuring Willie Nelson
Wednesday, April 25
On this day in 2011, Chris Young released the music video for "Tomorrow." directed By Trey Fanjoy, the video was shot at a farmhouse in Liberty, Tennessee, and the song would end up topping the country charts.
Today in 2003, fresh from their "President Bush comment controversy," the Dixie Chicks appeared nude on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
George Strait landed his 31st Billboard #1 single with "One Night At A Time" in 1997.
And on this day in 1978, Willie Nelson made a trip to our nation's capital to perform at the white house for president Jimmy Carter.
Willie Nelson and his band performed at the White House with President Jimmy Carter in attendance. Later that night, unbeknownst to the president, Nelson allegedly retired to the White House roof to smoke a marijuana cigarette.
A fan of Nelson's music, Carter frequently attended the singer's concerts and invited Nelson to stay at the White House during his presidency. The two formed a friendship that continued after Carter left the White House in 1980. In 2004, Carter told reporter Beverly Keel from Rolling Stone magazine that while under immense pressure as president he would relax in his study, tying flies for fishing while listening to Nelson's music. "All the good things I did as president, all the mistakes I made -- you can blame half of that on Willie," said the former president. He and Nelson shared a common background: both grew up in the South and worked as blacksmiths and at picking cotton. Nelson felt equal admiration for Carter and has been quoted as saying that Carter was his "favorite president...he did a great job."