The publisher Harper Horizon has announced a new book from country legend Willie Nelson – ‘Letters to America’ is written by the man himself with his friend Turk Pipkin, and lands on June 29th. The release follows last Friday’s 71st studio album ‘That’s Life’, his second volume of Frank Sinatra covers following 2018’s ‘My Way’ record, and arrives less than a year after the publication of ‘Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band’, a memoir written with his sister and longtime bandmate Bobbie Nelson.
‘Letters to America’ is described in the press release as “a collection of intimate letters reminding readers of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans – to themselves, to one another, and to their nation – to stand with unity, resolve, and faith. [It’s] a more personal and intimate book than anything he’s ever written… from his opening letter ‘Dear America’ to his ‘Dear Willie’ epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul – and his music catalog – to lift us up in difficult times. In a series of letters straight from the heart. Willie sends his thanks and his thoughts to Americans past, present, and future, his closest family members, and his personal heroes, from our founding fathers to the leaders of future generations.”
A short excerpt from the book shared by Harper Horizon also reads,
This is your old friend, Willie, sending a note to see how you’re doing, and to say I’m doing fine. I’ve long believed in the positive idea of being fine, and being committed to a goal of always moving forward. If I’m backing up, it’s just to get a running start. Those are words you can live by.
From a hilltop in Texas,