While there’s lots of places to buy Willie Nelson paraphanalia and souveniers, from Walmart to the world wide web, “Scooterville” stands alone. The travelling Willie Nelson Store has been following Willie Nelson and Family around for decades, and it has albums and shirts and books,hats, license plate holders, pens, key chains, so many things you can’t get anywhere else except at a Willie Nelson show. And you won’t find a better collection or variety of Willie Nelson cds anywhere. So, next time you go to a show, make sure you stop by. And go early, because they usually sell out of the poster or tee shirt created for that night’s show. Don’t wait ’til after the show. It’s worth the wait in the long line! And say hi to Scooter and Ruthie, Francine, James, JW, Jude, and whoever else you might run in to. They are the nicest folks.
I’m going to paraphrase, but I read story about Willie Nelson’s loyalty to those close to him, and their loyalty to him. When Willie started getting national recognition and becoming so popular, he was approached by major marketing company who wanted to take over his merchandising. They promised they could make more money and represent his image better. And so the story goes, Willie said, “Where were you when we were travelling in vans and selling out of our trunks?”