Willie Nelson Tackles Fiction in Latest Book Project

Willie Nelson has written several books, but his first fictional work, A Tale Out of Luck, will be published Sept. 3 by Hachette Book Group. Co-written with novelist Mike Blakely, the book serves as a back story for Luck, Texas, the western-styled town Nelson built near Austin. The town is featured in the music video Nelson and Toby Keith shot for “Beer for My Horses.” The book is described as “a classic western tale that brings to life characters and themes central to any great Wild West novel — Texas Rangers, cattle rustling, Indians warriors, women of ill repute, saloons, shootouts and more.” Nelson’s previous books include Willie: An Autobiography (1988), The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes (2002) and The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart (2006).