Publication Date: 23/11/2023 ISBN: 9780063272200 Category:

Energy Follows Thought

Willie Nelson, David Ritz

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication Date: 23/11/2023 ISBN: 9780063272200 Category:




Revealing, funny, whimsical, and wise, outlaw country legend Willie Nelson shares the untold stories behind the his favorite songs, with all the lyrics and a dynamic assortment of never-before-seen photos and ephemera.

From his earliest work in the 1950s to today, Willie looks back at the songs that have defined his career, from his days of earning $50 each to his biggest hits, from his less well-known songs (but incredibly meaningful to him) to his concept albums. Along the way, he also shares the stories of his guitar Trigger, his family and “family,” as well as the artists he collaborated with, including Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Dolly Parton, and many others.

Willie is disarmingly honest-what do you have to lose when you’re about to turn 90? -meditating on the nature of songwriting and finding his voice, and the themes he’s explored his whole life-relationships, infidelity, love, loss, friendship, and, of course, life on the road.

Publisher Review

"In a wry narrative shot through with a loopy, stoner spiritualism, the great songwriter and outlaw country artist takes a ramble through his back pages. . . . A lively accompaniment to Nelson's sprawling, genre-crossing, delightful catalog of recordings." - Kirkus Reviews

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