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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie Nelson has proven to be one of America’s most prolific songwriters. Turns out he’s no slouch when it comes to memoirs, either: He has a new one due in November.

Nelson will release “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die” on Nov. 13. Publisher William Morrow says the American music icon will tell never-before-heard stories about his life, family, music, politics, Texas, religion and favorite recreational activity.

A news release says the book will include contributions from family and friends, artwork by his son Micah and a forward by author, musician and friend Kinky Friedman.

Nelson has published a number of books on several topics since his first autobiography in 1988.

Longtime Arlyn Studios owners Freddy and Lisa Fletcher are partnering with a younger generation of Austin entrepreneurs to revamp the famed recording facility.

But first, a little history. …

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Willie Nelson turns back the clock at Puyallup Fair performance.

With just a few months to go before he turns 80, Willie Nelson is feeling a little defiant.

The country music legend performed his latest hit song, “Roll Me Up (and Smoke Me When I Die),” in the closing moments of his concert Friday night at the Puyallup Fair, bringing wide grins to the faces of concertgoers who packed the grandstand for the opening day rodeo and concert.

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Jamey Johnson and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Join Sept. 22 Lineup

HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 29,000 tickets sold, Farm Aid 2012 is officially sold out. Fans at home can watch a special presentation of the concert event from Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 to 11 p.m. EDT at

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An off-hand comment 27 years ago by legendary musician Bob Dylan launched the escapade known as Farm Aid. “Wouldn’t it be great,” Dylan wondered aloud during his performance in Philadelphia during a two-continent Live Aid benefit for Ethiopian famine, “if we did something for our own farmers right here in America?”

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