Willie Nelson pens new memoir for release Nov. 13

Country legend Willie Nelson is set to release a new book later this year.

In a Jan. 29, 2012 photo country music icon Willie Nelson performs during a fund raising concert for U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Lorain, Ohio. Organizers of a Colorado fundraiser say country music legend Willie Nelson cancelled an appearance Saturday Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Willie Nelson has proven to be one of America's most prolific songwriters. Turns out he's no slouch when it comes to memoirs, either: He has a new one due in November.

Nelson will release "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die" on Nov. 13. Publisher William Morrow says the American music icon will tell never-before-heard stories about his life, family, music, politics, Texas, religion and favorite recreational activity.

A news release says the book will include contributions from family and friends, artwork by his son Micah and a forward by author, musician and friend Kinky Friedman.

Nelson has published a number of books on several topics since his first autobiography in 1988.

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