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Willie Nelson

Clint Richmond

Published September 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780671039608
Paperback
144 pages
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HE BROKE EVERYRULE OF NASHVILLEAND BROKE DOWNBARRIERSON HIS WAY TOINTERNATIONAL STARDOM He wrote his first song at the age of twelve, evoking heartbreak with an authenticity beyond his years. Willie Nelson has always known hard times, from hisMoreHE BROKE EVERYRULE OF NASHVILLEAND BROKE DOWNBARRIERSON HIS WAY TOINTERNATIONAL STARDOM He wrote his first song at the age of twelve, evoking heartbreak with an authenticity beyond his years. Willie Nelson has always known hard times, from his abandonment by first his mother, then his father. As a Nashville songsmith he wrote one of the top jukebox hits of all time, Patsy Clines Crazy, yet he remained obscure until he abandoned Music City for Austin, Texas, where he pioneered the outlaw sound that revolutionized country music. This intimate portrait reveals the details of his three failed marriages, his successful film career, the tragic death of his son, and his activism as the organizer of Farm Aid. Here is the dramatic story of the tax problems that prompted the IRS to padlock and then auction his home and possessions -- and the incredible outpouring of gratitude from fans and farmers who bought it all...and then gave it back. Packed with photos and interviews not seen in the original VH1 broadcast, this book brings alive the genius -- and genuineness -- of a legend whose stardom extends far beyond genre boundaries.