Watch Willie Nelson’s Endearingly Humorous ‘Still Not Dead’ Video
Willie Nelson is alive and well, but he’s clearly amused by all of those death hoaxes. The country icon has released a music video for his new song “Still Not Dead,” full of subtly humorous footage of Nelson hanging out on his tour bus, performing onstage and kickin’ back with his band and buddies.
Readers can press play on the video above to watch Nelson’s “Still Not Dead” clip. The video opens with Nelson waking up — in a “Smoke Weed Every Day” sweater — pouring himself a cup of coffee and laughing in the face of internet reports that he’d died. Woven in with some in-concert footage, clips of Nelson performing “Still Not Dead” in a studio and shots of him playing poker are sweet, blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em moments of Nelson being silly and doing some goofy dancing. If the upbeat tempo of “Still Not Dead” doesn’t put a smile on your face, those little moments will.
“I got up two or three times in the last couple of years and read the paper where I’d passed away,” Nelson says of the inspiration for “Still Not Dead.” “So I just wanted to let ’em know that’s a lot of horses–t.”
“Still Not Dead” will appear on Nelson’s forthcoming new album, God’s Problem Child. The record features 13 tracks, seven of which Nelson wrote, and is due out on Friday (April 28).
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