A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 01, 2010
“You’re either in Luck or you’re out of Luck” (Luck city slogan)

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson bought land in central Texas and named the town “Luck.” By at least 2003, the town’s slogan was popularized: “You’re either in Luck or out of Luck.”
The slogan also was said at the end of Willie Nelson’s music video “You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore” (2007):
“That concludes our live broadcast from Luck, Texas, where the Chamber of Commerce wants to remind you: ‘You’re either in Luck, or you’re out of Luck.’”
Wikipedia: Willie Nelson
Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American popular culture.
Now in his 70s, Willie Nelson continues to tour and has performed in concerts and fundraisers with other major musicians, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. He also continues to record albums prolifically in new genres that embrace reggae, blues, jazz, folk, and popular music.
Sho-Bud Music 
The Nation; COLUMN ONE; Always on His Mind; Willie Nelson once vowed that when his guitar, Trigger, was finished, so was he. Decades later, they remain inseparable.
Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, Calif.
Jul 5, 2003
Scott Gold
Nelson was waiting to play the first of two shows in Camden, N.J., warm-ups of a sort for a two-day musical extravaganza this weekend. It’s his 30th annual Fourth of July Picnic, held near Austin, and near his family compound known as Luck—as in, you’re either in Luck or out of Luck.
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer
Friday, September 17, 2004
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More than a decade ago, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan wrote “Heartland,” a song about a troubled American farmer. The song was included on the 1993 Nelson album “Across the Borderline.”
Dylan and I just got through touring 24 days together and he and I did the song together,” Nelson said in a phone call from his home in Luck, Texas, where people like to say, “You’re either in Luck or out of luck.”
You’re either in Luck, or you’re out of Luck
Jeremy Tepper, Program Director for Willie’s Place (and other channels) on Sirius/XM Radio, shares some pictures from the 4th of July Picnic with Willie.
The Teppers, on their wedding anniversary, in Luck, Texas
This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm and is filed under Fans, Luck, Texas, Pictures.

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