Willie Nelson Reflects In His New Book

Willie Nelson will offer a personal look into his life as a songwriter, performer and legend in a new book titled, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (William Morrow).

In the November 13 release, Nelson opens up about his music, politics, his home state of Texas, religion, past relationships, his wife and children and includes never-before seen photos and stories from family, friends, and band mates.

The Red Headed Stranger, who talks about living in Hawaii and his Maui tribe, shares what it’s like to live in an entirely solar-powered community and how much that means to him.

The Outlaw tells of moving to Tennessee where Patsy Cline decided to record “Crazy” after she heard Nelson’s version, and how Hank Cochran hired him as a songwriter after hearing him play with Jimmy Day and Buddy Emmons. Kinky Friedman penned the foreword.

The book will be available from publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, for $22.99/$24.99 Can.

Nelson has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades, appearing in several films, and written two New York Times bestsellers, as well as been named a Kennedy Center honoree in 1998. He was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He is currently nominated for the 2012 Vocal Event of the Year at the 46th Annual CMA Awards alongside Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson for “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die.”


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