Willie Nelson Book, “The Red Headed Stranger”

  • ISBN: 1550822551
       ISBN-13: 9781550822557
  • Format: Paperback, 219pp
  • Publisher: Quarry Press, Canada
  • Based on the authorized video biography produced by Hallway Entertainment and distributed by ABC Video in the Legends of Country Music series, this book features extensive interviews with Willie Nelson and his “outlaw” colleagues, WayIon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Jerry Jeff Walker, as well as Ray Charles, Emmylou Harris, Sydney Pollack, Gary Busey, Mel Tillis, Ray Price, and many others.Born in Abbott, Texas in 1933, Hugh “Willie” Nelson was raised on the music of fellow Texans Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb.

    After playing the honky tonk circuit and working as a radio deejay in Texas and Oregon, he moved to Nashville where he established his reputation as a songwriter, composing such classics as “Crazy” and “Hello Walls” which Patsy Cline and Faron Young, respectively, charted as No. 1 hits. In 1970 he returned to Texas and released the concept album Red Headed Stranger, which spearheaded a classic country revival, and recorded with WayIon Jennings, Jesse Colter, and Tompall Glaser the first million-selling country album, Wanted: The Outlaws, sparking the “new” country revolution. He career has never waned since as he has become a country music and American culture legend

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