Smoke Break: Willie Nelson!

Willie Nelson checks out the statue of him unveiled in Austin last week.

Country music legend Willie Nelson helped unveil a statue honoring him in downtown Austin by singing his new song “Roll Me Up (And Smoke Me When I Die)” last Friday, 4/20.

One could whiff a little marijuana smoke in a crowd of about 2,000 people as Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell unveiled the privately funded statue in front of the Moody Theater, where the Austin City Limits Studio is now located. Nelson, a 10-time Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 40 million copies of his 150 albums, appeared on the first episode of the show in 1974.

Listen to “Roll Me Up (And Smoke Me When I Die”) on Willie’s website – it’s a duet with Snoop Dogg and also features Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson.

Willie Nelson official website

2 Responses to “Smoke Break: Willie Nelson!”

  1. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:
    I remember the days and nights at Waterloo Park.

  2. 30daysout Says:

    Waterloo Park is all but nearly forgotten now … they have moved all of the major events that used to be held there to other, larger locations. But I hear there may be some upstart events coming there soon!

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