Willie Nelson Replaces Band Members


CNN and other major networks interrupted their programming today with the breaking news that Willie Nelson had disbanded his Family Band. 

“I was off the road for a couple  weeks with a bad cold,’ Nelson told CMT. “I was bored and I upped my meds and  was looking at some pictures of my band, and I realized, “My band’s getting old.   So, I thought it was time for a change. I texted the band members on their cell phones that the band was folding, and I think it surprised them, because we’ve all been together for 30 or 40 years.   But you add up all our ages, with the crew and you’ve got about a thousand years there.”

Sources close to Nelson report that Nelson will spend the next month rehearsing with his new band, and plans to start a tour next month in Colorado.  Willie’s new band members:


Nora Jones, piano, vocals


Newcomer ‘Myra’ will accompany Willie on her harmonica

Taylor Swift on Guitar

Sheila E on Drums 

Western swing band ‘A Few Spokes Short of a Wheel’  will feature accordian, back up guitar and percussion.

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