Ten Crazy Facts About Willie Nelson

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Even among the many characters in the music business, Willie Nelson is a personality who stands out. The beloved country musician is certainly a colorful figure, in more ways than one. The article linked below lists ten fun facts about Nelson, including this little gem: 


Nelson’s 1980 hit, “On The Road Again,” was written aboard an airplane—on a barf bag. “I was on an aeroplane with Sydney Pollack and Jerry Schatzberg, who was the director of the movie Honeysuckle Rose,” Nelson recounted to Uncut in 2014. “They were looking for songs for the movie and they started asking me if I had any ideas. I said, ‘I don’t know, what do you want the song to say?’ I think Sydney said, ‘Can it be something about being on the road?’ It just started to click in my head. I said, ‘You mean like, ‘On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again?’ They said, ‘That’s great. What’s the melody?’ I said, ‘I don’t know yet.’"

Read more facts about Willie at Mental Floss. 

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‘Can it be something about eating pears?’ It just started to click in my head. I said, ‘You mean like, ‘Eating pears again, I can’t wait to start eating pears again?’ They said, ‘That’s great.'

I'm starting to think being a musician is ridiculously easy...
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