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Texas First: How Willie Nelson Brought Me Closer to My Mom

Jun 23, 2020 By Doyin Oyeniyi

This spring, I learned more about Willie Nelson than I ever wanted to know. Over the 22 years I’ve lived in Texas, four of them spent working at Texas Monthly, I’ve only heard snatches of song titles and lyrics. It’s not that I don’t think Nelson is a good musician; I just didn’t think about him, mostly because country music wasn’t my thing. But it wasn’t until I helped fact-check… Read Story

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