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Willie Nelson, Landlord

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Posted By: StormCnter, 10/12/2020 4:52:29 PM

Most Willie Nelson fans know at least a little about his idyllic Hill Country world headquarters, home to his ranch, his golf course, his recording studio, and his Old West movie set, Luck, Texas. But lesser known in the lore is Willie World’s gritty urban prototype, a sprawling fourteen-acre complex Willie owned for much of the eighties in the heart of Austin’s city limits. The property ran along South Congress Avenue near the now-famous Continental Club, barely a half mile south of what was then called Town Lake, stretching east from the intersection at Academy Drive. He’d bought it on the cheap, in 1977,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/12/2020 5:22:18 PM (No. 570411)
Since WHEN did a "fourteen-acre complex" EVER meet the description of being "sprawling"? This writer must be a Yank!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/12/2020 6:12:33 PM (No. 570449)
Would Texas Monthly exist without Willie Nelson? Are they lazy or just that tunnel visioned?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/13/2020 12:43:24 AM (No. 570672)
Willie is a man who survives in spite of himself.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 10/13/2020 8:39:16 AM (No. 570904)
Oh dear Lord, the author MUST be a Yankee. Fourteen acres "vast"?! I own 23 acres. I must have a YUUUUGE ranch then. Somehow I dont think this writer has gone any further south than San Marcos.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/13/2020 10:43:27 AM (No. 571050)
Pretty sure that Willie's sister is still his piano player (86?). Also, must put in a plug for his current recording of Sinatra hits ( My Way). Reminiscent of "Stardust " from the late 70s. A definitive living legend.
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