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Little, Brown and Company
576 pages
Product Description
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 abandoning <st1:City w:st="on">Nashville</st1:City> and moving to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Austin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State></st1:place>.<BR><BR><I>Red Headed Stranger </I>made country cool to a new generation of fans. <I>Wanted: The Outlaws </I>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 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s great iconoclasts and idols.<BR><BR>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