Willie Nelson’s sister and American Pianist, Bobbie Nelson, has died at the age of 91.
Willie Nelson’s beloved sister, bandmate, and co-author Bobbie Nelson passed away on Thursday at the age of 91.
According to a statement on Willie Nelson’s Instagram page, the pianist and singer, who performed alongside her famous brother for nearly 50 years, died “peacefully and surrounded by family” in Austin, Texas, on Thursday morning. There was no mention of a cause of death.
“Her grace, beauty, and talent helped to make the world a better place. As Willie’s pianist and singer, she was the first member of his band “expressed the message.
“Her death has shattered our hearts, and she will be greatly missed. However, we are really fortunate to have had her in our lives.
Please keep her family in your prayers and respect their privacy at this time.”
Who was Bobbie Nelson?
Bobbie Nelson was a famous paintist, musician and author. Bobbie Nelson’s death comes a year and a half after she and her brother Willie Nelson, now 88, co-wrote “Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band,” a memoir about their unbreakable friendship.
Willie Nelson gushed about his “little” sister’s musical skill, which was evident in childhood, when the siblings spoke to TODAY’s Harry Smith to promote the book in November 2020.
My younger sister was usually playing beautiful songs on the piano. I’d sit behind her on the piano stool, trying to figure out what the hell she was up to “With a giggle, the 10-time Grammy winner said.
Bobbie Nelson Death Cause
It was a natural death and there is no reason given of her death. During their conversation, the two had a friendly debate on which of their siblings was the better musician. Wille Nelson reacted angrily after Bobbie Nelson commended her brother for being “born” with skill.
“Sister Bobbie is a ten-times greater musician than I am,” he maintained, before adding humorously, “I think I’m a bit better con guy.”
Bobbie Nelson personal life
Bobbie Nelson told TODAY that her younger brother has always been there for her in good times and bad, despite three failed marriages and the deaths of two of her boys.
“He was the one. He’d always been that man. And he was there for me because he knew I’d had a bad day “she stated
Willie Nelson’s aspirations came fulfilled in 1973, when Bobbie Nelson finally consented to join his band after decades of requesting.
Bobbie’s Music Career
She made her debut on her brother’s gospel album, “The Troublemaker,” and then on “Shotgun Willie’s” album “before embarking on a series of tours with him over the next several decades.
But the vocalist of “Whiskey River” wasn’t the only one who liked the new arrangement.
Bobbie Nelson gushed about playing in her brother’s band, saying, “It was great.” “It was a huge hit with me. It provided me with a window into today’s world.”
During the conversation, the singer, who released her sole solo album “Audiobiography” in 2017, described what it’s like to be a musician “It’s a fantastic way to live.