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 - qCrazyq was one of his early classics - Willie only found success after abandoning Nashville and moving to Austin, 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 qOn the Road Againq 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 qAlways On My Mindq to his nearly career-ending battles with debt and the IRS; and his ultimate redemption and ascension to American hero... move her husbanda#39;s activist sentiments from words to actions when she bought a brandnew 2003 Volkswagen Jetta wagonthatranon cookinggrease. ... aI thought ofitasthe answer tothe farmersa#39;problems if wecould getthem back on theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Joe Nick Patoski|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2008-04-21|