Project Description


It’s a Long Story: My Life

“Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned.”

. . . So say the publishers about this book I’ve written.

What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it.

It’s a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. Of my childhood in Abbott, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold.

It’s a story of true love, wild times, best friends, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it.

My life gets lived on the road, at home, and on the road again, tried and true, and I’ve written it all down from my heart to yours.


ike Dame Maggie Smith, Willie Nelson is a icon of predictability and a force of welcome calm in the malestrom that represents much of modern life. Like Jerry Wexler, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong, Mr Nelson’s interest in music is the music and over his many years in the business his has been a relatively constant source of comfort and delight to his many fans.
Luigi Facotti