Naked Willie Contest

It’s been quite a while since we held a contest here at Ranch Twang and today we have a doozy. I have one copy of the newly released Naked Willie (Sony Legacy) to give away to one lucky commenter. Naked Willie was produced by Willie’s long time harmonica player extraordinaire Mickey Raphael and features stripped down collection of 17 vintage RCA cuts that span 1966-1970.

Naked Willie Track List:

1. “Bring Me Sunshine”
2. “Following Me Around”
3. “The Ghost”
4. “Happiness Lives Next Door”
5. “I Just Dropped By”
6. “Jimmy’s Road”
7. “I Let My Mind Wander”
8. “If You Could See What’s Going Through My Mind”
9. “Johnny One Time”
10. “The Local Memory”
11. “The Party’s Over”
12. “Where Do You Stand”
13. “When We Live Again”
14. “What Can You Do To Me Now”
15. “I’m A Memory”
16. “Sunday Morning Coming Down”
17. “Laying My Burdens Down”

Just leave a comment recollecting your favorite Willie Nelson memory below. The winner will be chose at random on April 15th (tax day, Willie…get it?) from all the posts and I will email the winner for a physical address to ship the CD.

Good luck!

Drive By Truckers/The Hold Steady Contest

Live in the San Francisco area? Want to see the Drive By Truckers and The Hold Steady on their “Rock and Roll Means well” tour when it comes through the legendary Fillmore theater on Sunday, November 23rd? Hell, sure you do. You’re not CRAZY!

Just send an email to holler(at) (replace the (at) with an @). type “Drive By Truckers/ The Hold Steady Contest” in the subject field, and tell us why we should choose you to go to this amazing show. The best reason will receive a pair of tickets. Be sure to send your mailing address so we can send you the tickets if you win. Good luck!

“Saving Grace” Contest

To celebrate the upcoming second season of TNT’s excellent “Saving Grace” starring Holly Hunter, Twang Nation has
the opportunity to give away 5 “Embrace Your Grace” t-shirts.

Send me your answers to the following “Saving Grace” trivia questions to contest(at) along with your mailing address. I will contact the first 5 correct responders ASAP. The shirts will be fulfilled by a third party. Good luck!

  1. What is the name of Grace’s dog?
  2. Grace sees an image on the markings of a cow.  What was it?
  3. When Grace is handcuffed to her bed, Earl feeds her what Mediterranean food?
  4. What is Earl’s signature line when he brings news to his “clients”?
  5. A.D.A. Morgan Byars does something to embarrass Grace and prove a point about her past.  What did she do?
  6. What hard personal decision did Leon Cooley face while on death row?
  7. Where does Grace go to smoke during work?
  8. When Grace’s school teachers, nuns, come to visit her, what did they say she wrote on the bottom of her shoes?
  9. What is the rivalry between Detective Butch Ada and Captain Kate Perry?
  10. What did Ham confess to Grace?

Gretchen Wilson “Work Hard, Play Harder” Song For “Saving Grace”


Classic Chris Ledoux Contest

EMI Music Marketing and are giving you the chance to win a copy of the new CD/DVD collection Classic Chris Ledoux.

Honoring his authentic and lasting legacy of cowboy songwriting, recording and performing, Capitol Nashville/EMI will release Classic Chris LeDoux, a new CD/DVD and digital collection of his top recordings and videos, on April 29. Among the 16 audio tracks and 16 videos on the new collection are LeDoux’s “Bang A Drum” with Jon Bon Jovi, “Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy” with Garth Brooks, and the music video for “Ridin’ For A Fall,” making its commercial release debut.

Prize Details:
Three (3) Grand Prize Winners will receive a prize including: One (1) copy of the new Classic Chris Ledoux CD/DVD
Closing Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 Midnight EST
Draw Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

James McMurtry Contest

James McMurtry and Lightning Rod Records are holding a contest for fans to create a music video to the protest song “Cheney’s Toy” off McMurtry’s new release Just Us Kids.

From the entries, McMurtry will choose the best videos and post them on his official MySpace page and website. If needed, fans can create videos using slideshow applications at  Creators of each of the top five videos will receive t-shirts and autographed copies of McMurtry’s new album,  Just Us Kids (in stores now). McMurtry’s choice for the best overall video will also receive an 8 Gb Apple iPod Nano.

Some video fans have already made.



Texas / Red Dirt Texas Music Awards Ticket Giveaway

The Texas / Red Dirt Texas blog is giving away 2 Tickets to the Texas Music Awards in Palestine, Texas on May 3rd. The package offers a 2 night Hotel stay at the Best Western in Palestine (for Friday and Saturday night.)

3 Prize Packs will be awarded randomly. when you submit your information you will be assigned a number corresponding to your entry number. On April 1st three numbers will be randomly selected and winners will be notified by April 3rd and posted on the blog by April 12th.

1. First Place:
* 2 Tickets to the Texas Music Awards in Palestine on May 3rd
* A room at Best Western Palestine for Friday and Saturday Night.
* 2 CD’s from the Prize Closet
* 1 t-Shirt from the Prize Closet
2. Second Place:
* 2 CD’s from the Prize Closet
* 1 t-Shirt from the Prize Closet
3. Third Place:
* Any one item from the Prize Closet

Just submit your Name, Gender, Age Address and email to: