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Willie Nelson: Country Music

Rob Hughes, Uncut, June 2010

Legend revisits his roots, aided by Grammy-magnet T Bone Burnett

It really is impossible to second-guess Willie Nelson. The recent past has seen some unlikely detours in the 77-year-old's career, even by his own singular standards. There's been a semi-successful reggae album, a set of western swingers with Asleep At The Wheel, a fine LP with Ryan Adams and duets with Snoop Dogg and Norwegian World Idol champ, Kurt Nilsen. And, lest we forget, the front cover of High Times, in which Nelson asserted his lifelong love of the mighty bong.

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