The book will arrive in October, just before the 90-year-old is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Will Willie Nelson Dive into the extraordinary catalog of music in a new book, Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songsdue to arrive October 31 via HaperCollins.
The book — which Nelson co-wrote with David Ritz and Mickey Raphael — will find the singer providing insights into the lyrics of 160 of his favorite songs. The book will span his entire career, covering some of his early hits (some of which he only got $50 for) to the deep cuts he treasures most and some of his clever concept albums.
The songs will also serve as springboards for other stories as Nelson waxes hot on everything from his famous Trigger guitar to his family, both personal and musical. There will also be stories about the countless artists he has worked with throughout his career, such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Ray Charles. Nelson’s accompanying words will be a selection of never-before-seen images and ephemera.
Energy follows thought It will be published just days before Nelson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on November 3. Nelson also celebrated his 90th birthday, hosting a mega-concert in Los Angeles on April 29, which featured Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Margo Price, Keith Richards, and more.
On top of everything, Nelson will be on the road for most of this year with the Outlaw Music Festival. Performances will run throughout October, with concerts featuring a rotating cast of artists, such as Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, the Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, Margo Price, Kurt Weil, Kathleen Edwards, and more.