Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and ‘Pretty Paper’: The Sadly True Christmastime Story


Songwriter Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper” is a holiday favorite for many fans of country music. In 2020, his longtime friend, Dolly Parton, recorded her own version of it with him singing backup and playing guitar. But he wrote the song decades before that.

Who was the original inspiration for Nelson’s sad lyrics?



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