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Roll Me up and Smoke Me When I Die - a book by Nelson, Willie

Roll Me up and Smoke Me When I Die

Musings from the Road

Roll Me up and Smoke Me When I Die( 2 customer ratings | )
Author: Nelson, Willie
Friedman, Kinky
ISBN:978-0-06-229331-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:$14.99
Book Description:

You won't see no sad and teary eyes when I get my wings, and it's my time to fly Just call my friends and tell them there's a party, come on by So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blesses his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children,...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 0.432 Inches
Book Weight:0.34 Pounds
Author Biography
Nelson, Willie (Author)
Willie Hugh Nelson was born on April 30, 1933 in Abbott, Texas. He is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was born during the Great Depression, and raised by his grandparents He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at ten. In 1960, he signed a publishing contract with Pamper Music which allowed him to join Ray Price's band as a bassist. During that time, he wrote songs that would become country standards, including "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy". In 1962, he recorded his first album, And Then I Wrote. Due to this success, Nelson signed in 1964 with RCA Victor and joined the Grand Ole Opry the following year. In 1973, after signing with Atlantic Records, Nelson turned to outlaw country, including albums such as Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages. In 1975, he switched to Columbia Records, where he recorded the critically acclaimed album, Red Headed Stranger. The same year, he recorded another outlaw country album, Wanted! The Outlaws, along with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser. During the mid 1980s, while creating hit albums like Honeysuckle Rose and recording hit songs like "On the Road Again", "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", and "Pancho & Lefty", he joined the country supergroup The Highwaymen, along with fellow singer Johnny Cash. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana. His book title - Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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