Willie Nelson’s Letters to America
Releasing This Summer from Harper Horizon
Harper Horizon has acquired the exclusive rights to release and distribute the latest book from legend Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson’s Letters to America will arrive in stores on June 29, 2021, and is available for preorder now at WilliesLetters.com.
Written in collaboration with longtime friend and Texas Monthly contributing editor Turk Pipkin, Willie Nelson’s Letters to America is 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.
Delivered with the same humor and poetic phrasing millions have come to love, Willie shares his thoughts on America’s past, present, and future, his closest family members, and his personal heroes, from the founding fathers to the leaders of future generations. The book also features Willie’s reflections on many of the classic lyrics that made him famous and loved by fans worldwide.
“We are witnessing a unique time in American history, between shifting cultural norms, political unrest, and the ongoing effects of the coronavirus, and it seems our nation is collectively reflecting on what it means to be an American,” says Andrea Fleck-Nisbet, publisher of Harper Horizon. “It seems only fitting that Willie Nelson, who has already so accurately defined the American spirit through his words and songs, now offer his thoughts on things we all hold dear: family, community, country, and faith. Harper Horizon is honored to carry Willie Nelson’s Letters to America to the nation.”
From his opening letter “Dear America” to his “Dear Road” epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul— and his music catalog— to offer fans, new and old, what can best be described as a sneak peek into the mind of one of America’s most iconic figures.
About Willie Nelson:
With a six-decade career, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine. In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring – an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully-written songs and poignant performances. September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band. For 2021, in addition to Letters to America, he releases a new studio album. That’s Life, Willie’s second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018’s My Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album) arrived in February. The two legends were friends, musical colleagues, and mutual admirers of each other’s work. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.
About Turk Pipkin:
A longtime friend and golfing buddy of Willie’s, writer, director and actor Turk Pipkin has appeared in numerous feature films and played a recurring character on The Sopranos. A contributing editor to Texas Monthly, he has also written for television and is the author of eight
About Harper Horizon:
Harper Horizon is a Nashville-based imprint within HarperCollins Focus, publishing nonfiction literature across a number of categories including self-help, memoir, health and wellness, cooking, and other inspirational topics that reflect the values and cultural diversity of America’s Heartland. Harper Horizon exists to empower the minds of readers to all things possible, whether that is learning a new skill, building community, improving the environment, or having the courage to embody their beliefs. Learn more at www.harper-horizon.com.