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Country music icon Willie Nelson pens new book

SAN ANTONIO – During a Zoom interview from his residence in Maui not too long ago, Willie Nelson mentioned his life off the highway for the previous year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He stated that throughout the early levels of the pandemic, he was quarantined at his 700-acre Texas Hill Country ranch outdoors of Austin.

”It may’ve been worse”, he stated with a smile. “Quarantined there on the top of the hill with all my ponies, that ain’t bad,” he stated. “Had a good view and nice folks around me.”

His spouse Annie and sons Lucas and Micah joined Nelson throughout the quarantine. While there, he famous writer Turk Pipkin teamed up with him to put in writing a book, titled “Willie Nelson’s Letters to America.”

It’s a collection of his reflections on his previous, current and future. His rapid future features a celebration of his 88th birthday in April.

Asking what he deliberate to do to rejoice, Nelson laughed and stated, “Hopefully I can do everything on that day as I’m doing today, which is practically nothing.”


Aside from the book, Nelson additionally spent his day off the highway recording his second Frank Sinatra tribute CD.

He stated “Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer, period.”

Nelson stated that one among his largest regrets includes an invite to a celebration Sinatra prolonged.

”I couldn’t do it as a result of I needed to get again on the bus and go to LA,” he stated. “But that’s one of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t get a chance to hang out with Frank.”

Nelson stated that any plans to renew touring stay on maintain for now.

”I haven’t heard something earlier than August, and I need to be sure that after I get again on the market it’s going to be secure as a result of I don’t need to take an opportunity on any person getting sick within the viewers or me getting sick,” he stated.

Nelson obtained his COVID-19 vaccinations in February.

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