10 Questions for Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth

He has sold more than 50 million albums, just launched his own XM Radio channel and seems to be on a never ending tour. But there's more to Willie Nelson than music. He's backing Kinky Friedman for Texas Governor, pushing eco-friendly biofuel and recently published The Tao of Willie, a book covering Nelsonian philosophy on everything from politics to golf. Nelson, 73, took a break from touring to talk with TIME's Clayton Neuman about faith, farmers and pot.

Your book draws allegorically on your life. What's the big lesson in The Tao of Willie?

I've always been the kind of guy...

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