Willie Nelson has undoubtedly lived through some crazy experiences throughout his life, and now he’s sharing them with the world. The iconic country singer will release a new memoir titled It’s a Long Story: My Life.
In his brand new book, Nelson delves into everything from his childhood to his legendary music career, which spans almost 60 years and includes over 100 albums, countless awards, his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998.
In It’s a Long Story, the 81-year-old singer also shares details about his personal life, including stories from his childhood in Abbott, Tex. during the Great Depression, details about his own marriages and family and even some never-before-told tales from the Farm Aid concert series, which he co-created in 1985. The Red Headed Stranger even opens up about his history with alcohol and tobacco and talks about why he’s such a strong advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana.
With a songwriting and singing career that’s produced some of the world’s most well-known and well-loved country songs, Nelson spends a considerable amount of time writing about music in the new book as well. It’s a Long Story explores what makes him so passionate about writing music and shares stories behind some of his biggest hits like “Always on My Mind” and “On the Road Again.” Shotgun Willie also uses the book to relive fond memories of his decades-long friendships and collaborations with renowned artists like Ray Charles, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings.
It’s a Long Story: My Life looks to be Nelson’s most personal book, but it’s not the first time he’s had writing credits. He has authored or co-authored various other books since 1998, including another about his life called, Willie: An Autobiography. It’s a Long Story is co-written by David Ritz and will be released on May 5 through Little, Brown and Company. Fans can preorder the book on Amazon.
– By Carrie Horton TasteOfCountry
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Be still, and know that I am God. Your life has been tumultuous recently-full of change and new responsibilities. You have continued to spend time alone with Me, but you’ve found it hard to really be still and focus on Me. You need to set aside time for listening to Me-blocking out distractions and reconnecting with Me in the depths of your soul. Without this focused time in My Presence, your soul will become malnourished. Other people may not notice, but you can tell the difference. Of course, I notice the difference even before you do. I can see the neediness within you-needs that only I can meet.
As you pour yourself into listening to Me, I want you to experience My delight in you. I see you as you truly are: My beloved child, gloriously clothed in My righteousness. Open your arms and your heart-to receive My delight in full measure. The Light of My Love is shining upon you. Be still in this holy Light, resting in the assurance of My unfailing Love.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! -Psalm 46:10 nkjv
As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. -Psalm 16:3
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. -Isaiah 61:10 nkjv
“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. -Exodus 15:13”