“The Love of Horses” – Willie Nelson video is now up for an Emmy!

williewonbannerJust this past week, the People’s Silver Telly Award was given to Willie Nelson’s video “The Love of Horses”. As shown in the video, Willie Nelson met Jerry Finch and other members of Habitat for Horses several years ago while they were all working to get legislation passed that would end the slaughter of horses. Habitat for Horses contacted Willie regarding horses that were destined for an auction where there would be kill-buyers. Kill-buyers buy horses to send them to slaughter houses in Mexico and Canada. Willie Nelson and his family stepped up. These horses are now living under the care of the Nelson family. “The Love of Horses” shows the true devotion Willie and his family have to horses. We are grateful for Willie Nelson’s endorsement of Habitat for Horses as “a great organization” with whom he has “worked with alot”. “The Love of Horses” has been submitted for an Emmy under the Lone Star Chapter – a regional Emmy award. Let us hope that Willie wins once again! Remember – when you donate to Habitat for Horses – you are supporting an organization Willie Nelson trusts and endorses. You can watch the video on our homepage: habitatforhorses.org

Now, Willie Nelson’s family is asking for help for funding for a documentary on Ben Dorcy, a roadie for Willie and other stars who is famous as the “first roadie” and oldest working roadie in the world at the age of 90. An amazing person, Ben Dorcy – aka Lovey – is known for his hard work and adaptability. Ben Darcy’s 90th birthday is today, so it is fitting that a Kickstarter campaign to ensure that future generations will know about this amazing man who has helped Willie Nelson so much starts today. Learn more about King of Roadies and donate to fund this documentary by visiting http://kingoftheroadies.com/. Be sure to share with all your horse loving and Willie Nelson loving friends! Watch a trailer below:

TRAILER – "King of the Roadies" The Ben Dorcy Documentary from King of the Roadies on Vimeo.

6 Comments
  • Callie1982

    Willie should win!

    May 19, 2015
  • Deeann Allison

    Thank you, Willie Nelson

    May 20, 2015
  • Joyce Reese

    We need more wonderful people like you Willie. Good job!

    May 22, 2015
  • Daniel Cordero

    This is awesome! Hope Willie wins the Emmy; we really need more influential people to step up to the plate.

    May 22, 2015
  • MS

    Let’s hope he wins!

    May 23, 2015
  • Marcy Brink

    I have been a fan of Willie’s since I was 14 years old, which was in the early 70’s in a little cajun town called Marksville. Hard rock was what most teenagers listen to back then. My friends had to listen to country music when riding in my car from time to time which was mainly Wille’s songs. I know now that it wasn’t only his music that I was drawn to; it was and is his kind, gentle and generous soul. Thank you Wille.

    May 24, 2015