As prolific as Willie Nelson has been in the studio now well into his 80’s, he’s also been busy as an author and contributor, doing what he can to capture his wisdom in the written word, and share it with the rest of us. His latest installment will be called Letters To America, and was written with Texas Monthly contributor Turk Pipkin—the same collaborator Willie worked with for his 2006 book, The Tao of Willie. The book is set to be released on June 29th via Harper Horizon.
From the opening letter “Dear America,” to the ending “Dear Willie” epilogue, Willie is said to dig deep into his heart and soul to lift us up in difficult times, and to remind us of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans—to both themselves, to one another, and to the nation. The book adopts a subtle, but patriotic theme.
The letters are said to address America’s past, present, and future, Willie’s closest family members, and his personal heroes, from our founding fathers to the leaders of future generations. The book is also said to be rounded out with the moving lyrics to some of Willie’s most famous and insightful songs, including “Let Me Be a Man,” “Family Bible,” “Summer of Roses,” “Me and Paul” about his recently-deceased drummer Paul English, and “Yesterday’s Wine.”
Willie Nelson just released another book in 2020 called Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band, and on February 26th he released his latest album called That’s Life, which is his latest tribute to Frank Sinatra. At 87-years-old, (and turning 88 on April 29th), Willie is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Letters To America will be available via hardback, audiobook, audio CD, or Kindle. It is now available for pre-order.