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‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die’ by Willie Nelson

Abbott, Texas, and Maui, Hawaii, are separated by more than miles, as the former is a tiny central Texas hamlet with a population less than 500 and the latter a tropical paradise visited by more than 2 million tourists annually.

Yet to country music icon Willie Nelson, Abbott and Maui for all their differences are the places he calls home. Abbott is where he grew up; Maui is where Nelson retreats to when not making his living performing concerts across the country. The two locales are prominent in Nelson’s new book “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road.”

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