“If you’ve ever squeezed your way close to the stage at a Willie show, you’ve no doubt had that experience where he locks eyes with you mid-song, giving a sense that he's singing directly you. Well, he was. That’s the magic of Willie. And it’s also the magic of this book, a collection of old-school, personal letters that Willie penned to the friends, family, and ideas that matter to him most.”
“Willie Nelson is a legend but more than that he is a friend I admire and respect. His words of wisdom and humor are something I always appreciate. With Letters to America, you will understand why. He puts it all out there and touches your heart. Thank you, Willie. Looking forward to seeing you on the road again.”
“Willie Nelson is a national treasure. At different points in my life he has been my Shaman, my preacher, my teacher, my north, my south, my anchor and my friend. I put my faith in the music and the man.”
Following his bestselling memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson now delivers his most intimate thoughts and stories in Willie Nelson's Letters to America.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller!
From his opening letter “Dear America” to his “Dear Willie” epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul--and his music catalog--to lift us up in difficult times, and to remind us of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans--to themselves, to one another, and to their nation.
In a series of letters straight from the heart, Willie sends his thanks and his thoughts to:
Willie’s letters are rounded out with the moving lyrics to some of his most famous and insightful songs, including “Let Me Be a Man,” “Family Bible,” “Summer of Roses,” “Me and Paul,” “A Horse called Music,” “Healing Hands of Time,” and “Yesterday's Wine.”
'Partly autobiographical, often funny, and entirely insightful from a cannabis-loving man who's fully experienced every one of his 88 years, Willie Nelson's Letters to America is a beautiful read for all.' -- New York Journal of Books
'In Willie Nelson's recent memoir Willie Nelson's' Letters to America, the country music icon bares his most personal epistles to the country he loves, his heroes and influences, stories behind the songs and the creative (and life) lessons he's learned along the way.' -- American Songwriter Magazine
'If you've never read a book by or about Nelson, this one--characteristically conversational, inspirational, wise, funny, and meandering--is a good place to start -- Kirkus Reviews -- Kirkus Reviews
Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.