Texas First: How Willie Nelson Brought Me Closer to My Mom

Texas First: How Willie Nelson Brought Me Closer to My Mom

Texas First Willie NelsonThis spring, I learned more about Willie Nelson than I ever wanted to know. Over the 22 years I’ve lived in Texas, four of them spent working at Texas Monthly, I’ve only heard snatches of song titles and lyrics. It’s not that I don’t think Nelson is a good musician; I just didn’t think about him, mostly because country music wasn’t my thing. But it wasn’t until I helped fact-check our list of all 143 Willie Nelson albums this April that I actually sat down to intentionally listen to him. While country music hasn’t typically resonated much with me, there is one artist I’ve always loved: Dolly Parton. Her 1994 album Heartsongs: Live From Home was a staple of my childhood in New Jersey and…View Original Post

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