Willie Nelson #1: Why

I’ve been an avid country music fan for my whole life. The relatable lyrics and bouncing, flowing melodies have drawn me to singers like Willie Nelson, George Strait and Hank Williams. I enjoy how personable their songs are, how each song sounds like they could be sitting across a campfire from you. Many country singers would have been good subjects for biographies, but I was drawn to Willie Nelson’s because he has had such a long life, and I have always been drawn to his songwriting style, and I was hoping that he would have the same flowing, lyrical writing in his autobiography. Thus far, I have not been disappointed. Willie’s personable songwriting style and lyrical sentences make reading his life story just like listening to his music. I knew Willie was born in a tiny town in Texas in the middle of one of the worst economic periods in history, the Great Depression, and walked a long road to becoming one of the most influential artists of all time, writing and playing music the whole way through.

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2 thoughts on “Willie Nelson #1: Why

  1. Which book are you reading? Since the melodies and rhythms of his songwriting attract you, you are curious about his writing style. Did he write this book on his own, or did he work with someone? If the latter, does this affect your thinking about the writing style? In any case, your own writing style has a pleasant ease to it, which means your choice of subject makes that much more sense.


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