Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs

Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs

Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs

Energy Follows Thought: The Stories Behind My Songs


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Notes From Your Bookseller

In the same vein as Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson is here to tell the untold story of over a hundred of his songs and the inspiration behind his lyrics. This is a tremendous gift for any Willie fans out there.

Revealing, funny, whimsical, and wise, outlaw country legend Willie Nelson shares the untold stories behind the his favorite songs, with all the lyrics and a dynamic assortment of never-before-seen photos and ephemera.

From his earliest work in the 1950s to today, Willie looks back at the songs that have defined his career, from his days of earning $50 each to his biggest hits, from his less well-known songs (but incredibly meaningful to him) to his concept albums. Along the way, he also shares the stories of his guitar Trigger, his family and “family,” as well as the artists he collaborated with, including Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Dolly Parton, and many others.

Willie is disarmingly honest—what do you have to lose when you’re about to turn 90? —meditating on the nature of songwriting and finding his voice, and the themes he’s explored his whole life—relationships, infidelity, love, loss, friendship, and, of course, life on the road.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063272200
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 10/31/2023
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 5,446
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. He has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades, appeared in several films, and written two New York Times bestsellers: Willie: An Autobiography and The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes.

David Ritz is the author of the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under a Green Felt Hat. He is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's also cowritten the memoirs of many celebrities.

Mickey Raphael, one of the country’s leading harmonica players, has been a member of Willie’s Family band for fifty years. He has performed on hundreds of albums and has served as a producer and arranger.

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews