45 Slug

 —  July 16, 2014 — 29 Comments

Milton Carroll dropped by to see Dad during our recent concert in Memphis, Tennessee. Milton has been a friend for years, since the early days in Austin. He was one of the first artists signed to be on our old Lone Star record label. Milton has a great voice. In the 1970’s his song, Falling in Love is Like a 45 Slug in the Head, could be heard every night somewhere at a club in Austin. Milton left Austin, married and divorced singer Barbara Fairchild, married again and became a preacher; a calling he still answers. We love you Milton, come back to see us.41Fc2288JqL._SY300_milton_e

29 responses to 45 Slug

  1. Is there anybody that don’t love Willie? If so they need help! Ask Milton to pray for them!

  2. I have been following Willie Nelson every since I can remember and I am 67-years old now, I have all of his music I was in Vietnam and a Prisoner of war for 16-months and the only thing that kept me going was remembering Willie’s music and praying to God every day, I wish that I could have the Honor of being able to talk to him before I die, please tell Willie that he is a blessing to million’s of people and we all love him, I am a Disabled Vet and so is the Lady that I live with and we both Love his music, God bless you all, Bill and Jan

  3. Christine Jackson July 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    ; ) Nice

  4. Gloria Yarbrough July 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Willie never comes out of my car stereo I really wish I could go see him but I will settle for stereo. He is the very best I ever heard and nothing will change that

  5. jimmieann litke July 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Thats awesome, thanks for sharing the story…

  6. Thats awesome. I know that song.

  7. Larry Sanchez July 16, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Will be seeing you Sept 20th Willie at Indian Ranch .Saw you in Boston June 17th but I had just started a new job driving truck .Worked a 12 hour shift and had to get up at 4:30 the next morning so couldn’t stay for your whole set .Can’t wait to see you you have always been my all time favorite artist .My awesome wife got me the tickets for a birthday present

  8. Long time fan. Love you, Willie. Still look so good!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. So cool to meet tip with old friends! Even better when they surprise ya!!

  10. I’ll love Willie til the day I die and then some!

  11. Willie I have loved you for 40 years, you have outlasted 2 husbands ha. I am 66 years old and I would love to see a concert.I am too sick to travel ( C.O.P.D.).When are you coming to New Zealand ?. Regards Meg

  12. “Old Friends” – They are like a cool drink on a hot day and cream on dry hands. They revitalise us when we are tired by remembering the old days. We just pick up where we left off. No pressure. Xx

  13. God bless You Willie Nelson. !!!

  14. So very good to see two young ‘old pro’s’ slash ‘good friends’ hang out and share the old day’s and the new days. Everyone should be so lucky! 🙂

  15. Great pic!!! Willie looks good!! Love his dinging!!

  16. Charley Aultman July 17, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Hope some day I am that lucky to have my picture taken with Willie..

  17. Hello. Its nice to see Willie Nelson visiting his father. I was able to meet Willie back in a little town outside San Antonio. He signed a guitar for me. Well for my son. He wrote to all the girls we’ve love before Willie. It was taken from him. Can anyone tell me how I can get Mr Nelson to sign another one for me. I really want to replace it for my son.

  18. Willie, remember one of your old beer drinkin’ buddies in Austin at JAKES on W. 5th. U just back from Nashville in mid seventies brought u by my office at the Calcasieu Lumber Company and took a picture of you, me and guy I worked with. Later he gave me that pic in a frame..I put it in one of my desk drawers, few years later found it and hung it on my office wall. People would come in and see the picture and ask “You know Willie? I would say” Oh yes, we are tight” Years later after moving to LV came to one of your concerts with my old daddy and handed you that picture to autograph while on stage. You put it on your amplifier and curtain came down and I never saw the pic again, guess u took it back to Austin and hung it on your wall and when people come in they ask “U know Ken Johnson ?” And, you would reply, “oh yes we are tight” Keep singing, this story is in my legacy memoir Challenge of Change! HA! Cheers and Shalom

    • Your drinking buddy at Jakes was Jim Hale. He was my advertising agent in Austin. Talented guy!
      If you still have that pic, send me a autographed copy. Thanks , if not one from you will do!

  19. Karen Carosone July 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    You have truly been blessed…the both of you!

  20. Tom. QUetchenbach July 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    I’m 68 yrs old and I tell ya your music is great to be listening to

  21. Were coming to see you all in Deadwood SD on Aug 17th. Would love an opportunity to say hi a get a John Henry from Willy on my homemade guitar. If possible, great. If not I understand. See you soon.
    Mike

  22. Todd A Williams July 17, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Willie you have been my favorite male country singer and one of your finest songs ,”ON THE ROAD AGAIN” was elected class song in April of 1981 at Centralia R-V1 High School. Keep up the great work.

  23. Love Willie !! Bought tickets to see a Willie concert in Red Stone Arsenal many years ago . I think he was playing with Tanya tucker ! We never got to see Willie on Stage though ! Now we are in Fort Worth hope to get to one of his concerts . Willie is my husbands hero ! Best wishes and prayers for Willie ! He continues to be Awesome and this article is just an example ! Love and Prayers

  24. Love you. Willie.Miss seeing you and Ray price at concerts.
    Stay. healthy keep singing
    Smoking if you forum.

  25. I’ve been listening to Willie sence the old days. Him and Waylon were the best and stood for everything that was right. It was so cool then. He was the best then and will be always. Ride on outlaw.

  26. Willie My husband and I Saw you in Montgomery Ala. Farm Aide. Youve always been my husbands favorite singer, then Kris, Waylon and Johnny. His Daughter bought us tickets to your show for my husbands 64th bithday. Its your only concert weve ever attended. I found out if we waited in line after the show. We could meet you personally. And we did. I had you autograph my new tennis shoes. sing Family Bible with me. We had our pictures made with you. And I ask you one question. Is it well with your soul. You said YES!!! I went home and wrote a song about you. … always wanted you to hear it. But I guess that will never be.l

  27. I have seen about six times; once with Waylon and I never have been disappointed. Thanks for your wonderful voice and music. Ready to see you again, the last time I saw Willie was on his 80th Birthday in Ft Myers/Estero, Florida….!!!!
    WILLIE NELSON FOR PRESIDENT !!

  28. I always loved that song and did have the pleasure of hearing Milton perform it back in the day. Someone should record that again. It’s impossible to find other than on vintage vinyl.

    I’ve been a Willie fan since the ’72 picnic, and recently enjoyed your birthday performance at the backyard. Thank you for a million good memories.

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