Willie Nelson’s hard Luck in the Hill Country
Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 20, 2014
Among the properties damaged in the severe storms that swept through Central Texas last week were several buildings on the grounds of Luck, the fictional Old West town on Willie Nelson’s ranch in the Spicewood area.
A June 16 post on Nelson’s Facebook page summed up the damage: “Our beautiful Luck wasn’t so Lucky recently. Last week’s tornado-force winds ripped several buildings apart, including the bank (and) the post office, and left World Headquarters holding on by a splinter. (See photo at left, also from Nelson’s Facebook page.)
“We are happy to report no one was hurt and the church only had a few windows blown out. Some towns got it a lot worse, so we aren’t complaining. Luck is a tough town. It can be rebuilt.”
Nelson’s new album, “Band of Brothers,” came out Tuesday and features nine original songs co-written with producer Buddy Cannon. Next up for the Austin legend is his iconic Fourth of July Picnic, which will be in Fort Worth this year. Also on the horizon is Farm Aid, which just announced a Sept. 13 date for this year’s event at an as-yet undisclosed location.