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Bill Hall: Now We All Sing With Willie

When Willie Nelson is on stage, three great gifts to music are present - an historic American song writer, one of the best guitar players in music and a singer with a unique nasal baritone warble that irritates some but absolutely delights Willieophiles. However, it is the song writing that most sets him apart. Just think of any country classic and often, it was written by or with Willie Nelson. He sang a couple dozen of those hits the other night - "Crazy," "Hot-Blooded Woman," "Funny How Times Slips Away," "To All the Girls I've Loved Before," "You Were Always On My Mind," "On The Road Again," "Good Hearted Woman," "Night Life," "Family Bible," "Bloody Mary Morning" and others. I found myself trying to decide which was my favorite, and failing to do so. Trying to settle on Willie Nelson's best ever was as pointless as trying to decide which of your children is your favorite kid. It's an honest sentiment to love them all/Bill Hall, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (2010 AP file photo)

Question: Do you love/hate Willie Nelson's singing voice?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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