Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

An Epic Life

Large Print - 2008
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From his first performance at age four, Willie Nelson was driven to make music and live life on his own terms. But though he is a songwriter of exceptional depth - "Crazy" was one of his early classics - Willie only found success after abandoningNashvilleand moving toAustin,Texas.

Red Headed Stranger made country cool to a new generation of fans. Wanted: The Outlaws became the first country album to sell a million copies. And "On the Road Again" became the anthem for Americans on the move. A craggy-faced, pot-smoking philosopher, Willie Nelson is one of America's great iconoclasts and idols.

Now Joe Nick Patoski draws on over 100 interviews with Willie and his family, band, and friends to tell Nelson's story, from humble Depression-era roots, to his musical education in Texas honky-tonks and his flirtations with whiskey, women, and weed; from his triumph with #1 hit "Always On My Mind" to his nearly career-ending battles with debt and the IRS; and his ultimate redemption and ascension to American hero
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, [2008]
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780316030236
0316030236
Branch Call Number: 784.5200924 NELSO PAT
Characteristics: viii, 935 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm

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