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Five decades in the music industry, 100 albums, 10 Grammys, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Add high-profile activism for the legalisation of marijuana, the foundation of a groundbreaking philanthropic organisation, and a much-publicised personal life - Willie Nelson's is a story like no other.

Born during the Great Depression in 1933 and raised by his grandparents, he began singing in dance halls and honky-tonks at the age of 13 as an escape from working as a cotton picker in the fields of Arkansas. He went on to write some of the most popular country songs of all time and to record some classic versions of others, including "Crazy", "Bring Me Sunshine", "Always on My Mind", and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain".

An American icon who still tours extensively and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans all over the world.

Now 81 years of age, Nelson leaves no experience or moment unturned as he shares the full story. From his drive to write music to the women in his life; from his collaborations to his bankruptcy to the foundation of Farm Aid, Nelson shares, in his distinct voice, soaring highs and painful lows.

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©2015 Willie Nelson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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my first audible.... loved every minute.

Didn't want it to end, so I started it again. Very few people impress me, but I love Willie Nelson.

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Fantastic listen .

loved it.
I have tried to live my life the same and teach people the benefits of pot.

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  • 21-02-2021

Brilliant

Loved every minute of the book Highley recommended weather your a fan or not
And the added bonus of the photos and song are awsome

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  • 27-10-2020

excellent

A brilliant story very well read. Best audio book I have listened to. Recommended listening.

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  • 09-02-2019

This man has lived... an incredible life

and is still a really nice man .. his help to many others and his compassuon for worthy causes make his humility even more so extraordinary.
His life has been one big `sounds fun let's try it`

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  • 28-03-2018

loved it, Thanks for sharing Willie 🤗

I loved finding out the meanings behind your songs and how you came about writing, and I love the way the audio chap talks in a gruff voice like yours would be, 5 stars all the way

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  • 24-08-2017

Mollymoo

Informative, Entertaining, Funny, a brilliant insight the life of a legend. If you are a Willie fan, this book is for you

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  • 01-12-2016

fabulous<br />

always loved Willie but now I love him even more....thank you for the long story! narrator was brilliant.

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