Tuesday, August 23, 2011


 On November 15 Shout! Factory will release two momentous concert performances on DVD for the first time, from two of the world's most beloved country legends, Willie Nelson Live At The US Festival, 1983 and Waylon Jennings Live At The US Festival, June 4, 1983. With 23 songs and a total running time of 80 minutes on Willie Nelson, and 22 songs and 60 minutes total running time on Waylon Jennings, these releases capture an unforgettable moment in country music history.


Held over two weekends in 1982 and 1983, the US Festival was funded and organized by Apple Computer's Steve Wozniak, who also organized the accompanying technology exposition, and the construction of a brand-new outdoor venue in Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino, CA. Nearly every musical genre was represented by bands as diverse as U2, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, Willie Nelson, Van Halen, The Police and The Clash. Over the combined seven days of the festival, more than one million people passed through the entrance gates.


June 4, 1983, was "Country Day" at the US Festival, featuring artists such as such as Waylon JenningsAlabama, Hank Williams, Jr., and Emmylou Harris, and the headliner was none other than the legendary Willie Nelson. This concert showcases the country music superstar at his peak, including many of his best-loved songs and greatest hits, such as "Whiskey River," "Bloody Mary Morning," and "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," and to the excitement of the crowd was joined by Waylon for "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," and "Good Hearted Woman."


Waylon's set was one of the day's highlights, with performances of several of his hits, including "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "I've Always Been Crazy," and "LuckenbachTexas (Back To The Basics Of Love)." Waylon was also joined onstage by wife Jessi Colter for a particularly memorable rendition of "Storms Never Last."


Willie Nelson Live At The US Festival, 1983

Whiskey River

Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)

Funny How Time Slips Away


Night Life

If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time

Good Hearted Woman

Sweet Memories

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (With Waylon Jennings)

Good Hearted Woman (With Waylon Jennings)

Why Do I Have To Choose

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Bloody Mary Morning

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Blue Skies

Georgia On My Mind

All Of Me


My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys

I Can Get Off On You

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

On The Road Again

Always On My Mind


Waylon Jennings Live At The US Festival, June 4, 1983

Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand



Just To Satisfy You

Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will)

I've Always Been Crazy

Breakin' Down

Lonesome, On'ry And Mean


Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)

Storms Never Last (With Jessi Colter)

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

Rainy Day Woman

Women Do Know How To Carry On

I Ain't Livin' Long Like This

Good Hearted Woman

Honky Tonk Heroes

LuckenbachTexas (Back To The Basics Of Love)

Mental Revenge

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

I Can Get Off On You


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