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Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas Ranch Damaged During Storm

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Willie Nelson at Ravinia

Willie Nelson (photo by Kurt Wolff/Radio.com)

By Kurt Wolff

Willie Nelson released a brand-new album yesterday (June 17), Band of Brothers. But amidst the celebrations, he and his Family were also nursing some wounds, as portions of Nelson’s Texas ranch were damaged last week during a severe storm.

Nelson revealed the news of the storm damage in a note on his Facebook page. “Our beautiful Luck wasnt so Lucky recently,” he wrote. “Last weeks tornado force winds ripped several buildings apart, including the bank, the post office, and left World Headquarters holding on by a splinter. We are happy to report no one was hurt and the church only had a few windows blown out.”

Nelson also posted photos of the damage on Facebook.

Luck is not a ‘real’ Texas town; it was built as the set for Nelson’s 1986 film Red-Headed Stranger. Nelson, though, has kept it up and running since then. Luck is located close to Spicewood, Texas, which may be about as close as the average visitor can get to Nelson’s property, as it’s private and not open to the public. Nelson occasionally does, though, open it up for special events.

Despite the un-Luck-y event, Nelson’s spirits appear to have stayed strong. “Some towns got it a lot worse, so we aren’t complaining,” he wrote. “Luck is a tough town. It can be rebuilt.”

Related: Listen to “The Git Go” from Willie Nelson’s new album Band of Brothers

Nelson’s new album Band of Brothers is out now and it features nine original compositions alongside songs written by Billy Joe Shaver, Vince Gill, Bill Anderson and others.

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