This song is beautiful vocally since Willie Nelson has a velvet, angelic voice. But the lyrics are stupid and stereotypical. Read why I say this in my blog.
Sublette stated that the song is based on his experiences growing up in Portales, N. He explains, "Gay life in was very vibrant in those days. It was part of the culture of the city and cowboy imagery is a part of gay iconography.
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Willie Nelson is just one of the estimated 53 percent of Americans who think gay marriage should be legal. He's also one of the millions currently watching the Supreme Court argue the topic, along with the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Willie's versions depict a pair of marijuana joints above and also his trademark braids.
Willie Nelson has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, no matter how controversial the subject. Now the singer is letting everyone know his stance by openly supporting the anti-discrimination group Texas Wins. The Texas-based organization focuses their efforts on making their state a better place by "demonstrating true Texas values and protecting all Texans from discrimination," specifically within the LGBT community.