Willie Nelson Is ‘Ready to Roar’ with New Music Video, New Cannabis [Watch]
If there was ever a question that country music treasure Willie Nelson can still rock with the best of them, let his new music video be all the proof you need – the guy is far from slowing down. In fact, in his latest video, the ageless Texan shows off some wicked pickin’ talents playing the Western swing-flavored song “Ready to Roar.”
And roar he does.
The fourth song and video to be shared from his album Last Man Standing, released April 27, “Ready to Roar” not only showcases Nelson's unmistakable vocals, but also the musical talents that his fans have all become accustomed to.
The song is not the only roarin' thing that's dear to Nelson's heart these days. It was released on the same day his latest strain of “Willie’s Reserve” cannabis made its debut.
"It comes from this huge plant with beautiful buds," says Shane Osburn, who bred and cultivated the strain, also called "Last Man Standing," with his wife Amelia at Sol Grow Mendocino using organic practices and permaculture techniques. "It's so expressive of its characteristics. When you walk past the plant it smells like an orange tree."
"Willie is a soldier for the cannabis community," adds Amelia. "We have total respect for how he's told the world about what we do, through his music and through who he is."
"We've come pretty damn far from the point where they'd put you in prison for life for a seed to where we are now. It's a lot of progress."
Nelson celebrated his 87th birthday on Sunday (April 29).
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