Willie Nelson’s Sister & Longtime Piano Player, Bobbie Nelson, Has Died At 91

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Heartbreaking news from the Nelson Family.

Bobbie Nelson, the sister of Willie Nelson, has passed away at the age of 91 years old.

A statement from The Nelson Family says that Bobbie Nelson passed away on Thursday morning, March 10th:

“Her elegance, grace, beauty and talent made this world a better place.

She was the first member of Willie’s band, as his pianist and singer. Our hearts are broken and she will be deeply missed.

But we are so lucky to have had her in our lives. Please keep her family in your thoughts and give them the privacy they need at this time.”

No cause of death was revealed at this time.

A longtime piano player for Willie Nelson, Bobbie began playing with Willie in a professional capacity in the ’70s, joining Willie Nelson’s newly formed band, The Family. She started touring with him and played on various albums including The Troublemaker, Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger, Phases and Stages, and more.

She released her debut solo album Audiobiography in 2007.

She also collaborated with her brother Willie on two books that they wrote together, one being a memoir titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band.

And the other, a children’s book called, Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music.

Last year, Willie also released a collaborative album titled, The Willie Nelson & Family, featuring his sons Lukas and Micah, his daughter, Paula and Amy, as well as his sister Bobbie.


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