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Willie Nelson Performs ‘I Never Cared for You,’ Talks Lifelong Love of Pot on ‘Kimmel’

Willie Nelson is looking happy and healthy, and just might be the youngest 87-year-old in the music business, based on his appearance Wednesday for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Flanked by his two sons Micah and Lukas, all on acoustic guitars, the country legend performed “I Never Cared for You,” a song he originally cut back in 1964.

The Nelsons are one musical family.

It’s another welcome comeback for the patriarch, who ended a tour early last August due to lung conditions robbing his breath. He recovered, returned to the road pre-coronavirus and just released a new album, First Rose of Spring. Judging by his stint on late-night TV, he’s not short of energy (or breath).

Watch below.

The Country Music Hall of Famer also sat for a chat with guest host George Lopez. The pair covered a lot of turf, from all the “BS going on around the world,” to Willie’s love affair of the green stuff (“I’ve been smoking something my whole life”) and he admitted to once getting too high to perform (he said “sorry” to the audience, and went back to the bus).

Despite Willie’s troubles with breathing in recent years, don’t buy the stories about him giving up pot. “I read that somewhere. I had a nice laugh about it,” he said. The cigarettes, however, are long gone.

First Rose of Spring dropped on July 3 and is Willie’s 70th studio LP. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album “has a lot of good songs on it. The title song First Rose of Spring is a great song,” Willie explains. “In fact, all the songs on there are good.”

Watch the interview below.

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