Willie Nelson Gets Personal In His New Memoir
“Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die” Hits Stores Nov. 13
As MSN Music reported exclusively in May, Willie Nelson has written a new memoir titled “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die.” Now, the book has been scheduled for a Nov. 13 release date, and new details have been revealed. It will feature artwork by Nelson’s son, Micah, and a forward by Kinky Friedman.
In the book, Nelson reflects on “his greatest influences and the things that are most important to him, and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey,” according to advance PR materials. “In signature Willie style, he riffs on everything: music, politics, his home state of Texas, religion, his wife and children, his past relationships, his favorite recreational activity, plus much more.”
Some of the stories Nelson shares in his book involve other country music stars, including Patsy Cline and Hank Cochran. In addition, Nelson’s family members, friends and band-mates share their own stories about the country music legend. Contributors include his sister Bobbie, his wife Annie, his children, and grandchildren.
The book, sub-titled "Musings From The Road," also contains never-before seen photos of Nelson, his family and friends, plus Micah’s artwork.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.