Willie Nelson and his sister/longtime bandmate, Bobbie Nelson, will release a memoir later this year which will share the stories of their family and creative relationship over the years. Co-written alongside biographer David Ritz, the 288-page memoir to be titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band, will arrive on September 15th via Random House. Me and Sister Bobbie will mark the third published autobiography from Willie Nellson following 2015’s It’s a Long Story: My Life and 1988’s Willie: An Autobiography.
As a synopsis of the forthcoming memoir details,
The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who, over the course of their lives together, supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music. Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a small Texas town. Their close relationship—which persists today—is the longest-lasting bond in both their lives.
The narrative of the book will weave both Willie and Bobbie’s voices together with alternating chapters from each of their respective points of view. This will also mark the first time Bobbie has ever opened up her life story in full.
Nelson has kept himself busy with an unusual empty schedule of no performances these days. The 87-year-old country singer and guitarist has hosted numerous virtual festivals and at-home performances alongside his family over the past few months.
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[H/T Rolling Stone]