We usually let our sister blog Rocks Off handle the music business, but in case you don't regularly check them out (for shame!), allow us to point you to a story worth reading.
William Michael Smith takes a long and deep look at Willie Nelson's early years struggling to get by in Houston, in this week's cover story "Mr. Record Man."
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"Willie Nelson wasn't always the Red Headed Stranger, king of outlaw country or a multiplatinum-selling national treasure," he writes. "But his short-lived tenure in Houston in 1959 and into 1960, which lasted maybe 18 months, was one of the most important developmental milestones in what would become an enormous career."