Willie Nelson is all out of fawks to give.
When Willie Nelson visited the White House last December, it was just days after the singer’s arrest for possession of 6 ounces of pot. The 77-year-old singer, who is on the advisory board for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), has never bothered to hide his famous habit.
It had been 30 years since the first White House sleepover for the man who wrote ‘Crazy,’ ‘Night Life,’ ‘Hello Walls’ and many more of country music’s most enduring hits. In 1980, in the waning days of Jimmy Carter’s administration, the former peanut farmer from Georgia invited his old buddy to perform and stay at the White House. Nelson and Carter had grown friendly during the president’s 1976 election campaign, when the Texas native sang ‘Georgia on My Mind’ at several rallies for the candidate.
To relieve the stress of being the leader of the free world, Carter, an avid fly fisherman, sometimes retired to the presidential study to tie flies while listening to Willie on “the hi-fi,” as the former president recalled when the two appeared together on a CMT special in 2004.
In one of Willie Nelson’s books, he freely admits stealing away to the roof of the White House, where he lit up “a big fat Austin torpedo” while members of the Secret Service looked on. Apparently, it wasn’t the first time that particular law was broken at the White House: In 1977 — also on Carter’s watch — David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash are said to have burned a fatty of their own when they were left alone in the Oval Office.
Guess Snoop and Wiz Khalifa are gonna have to step their game up if they want to be OG like ol’ Willie-Will
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