Rocks Off came across this picture of Willie Nelson shaking hands with one of his pinniped fans on the singer's Facebook page this morning, and immediately knew we had to share it.
Little did we know that the Red Headed Stranger has long had an affinity for these adorable, extremely smelly whiskered mammals. In fact, many of his best-loved songs began as tributes to the barking fish-lovers. We hear Willie can even speak a little seal, lending credibility to the longstanding rumor he is actually one of the mythical Irish sea creatures called selkies.
You're skeptical, we can tell. But check it out.
On the Seal Again
Bloody Mary Seal
Beer for My Seals
Seal Is Still Moving To Me
Seal Flying Too Close To The Ground
To All The Seals I've Loved Before
Seven Spanish Seals
My Seals Have Always Been Cowboys
Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Seals
The Last Seal I Needed, the First Seal This Morning
Hands On the Seal
Good Hearted Seal
Time of the Seal
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Unless he has to present another award to Merle Haggard or Houston gets a freak late-spring ice storm, Nelson's April 28 show at Verizon Wireless Theater is still on. And still sold out, we assume.
Seal sold separately. Seals and Croft could not be reached for comment.