In an interview for his 2008 biography Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, Joe Nick Patoski asked Mr. Nelson, who has residences in both Hawaii and Texas, where he considers home.
“We were on his bus,” Mr. Patoski said. “He just pointed to the table, to say definitively that this—the bus—was home.”
Like Mr. Nelson’s famously weathered Martin N-20 guitar, Trigger, his “home” also has a name: Honeysuckle Rose. Even when he’s at his ranch in Spicewood, Texas, legend has it that Mr. Nelson often opts to sleep on the bus. The bus is also where Mr. Nelson frequently engages in what he calls “adjusting his personality”—or smoking marijuana.
All told, there have been five buses named Honeysuckle Rose, according to representatives at Florida Coach, where Nelson has gotten his transportation since 1979. At least two are thought to be