American treasure Willie Nelson expands his Willie’s Reserve catalog of cannabis with “Last Man Standing,” its first signature strain in California.
In honor of Nelson’s new album, also titled Last Man Standing, the cannabis variety and Willie’s new album will be released on April 27, two days before the artist’s 85th birthday. Leading up to the releases and starting the celebration early, a fourth song and video from the album, the Western Swing-flavored “Ready To Roar,” appropriately drops on 4/20.
Ready to Roar by Willie Nelson on VEVO.
Pre-order the Last Man Standing album and listen to the singles HERE.
Last Man Standing was grown in California’s fertile Emerald Triangle and bred from some of the region’s legendary strains, including a cross of Blueberry and Purple Urkle. Its oversized crystal structure and light foliage color can be traced back to the Big Wreck strain, while its distinctive citrus aroma derives from Orange Tree.
“It comes from this huge plant with beautiful buds,” says Shane Osburn, who bred and cultivated Last Man Standing with his wife Amelia at Sol Grow Mendocino using organic practices and permaculture techniques. “It’s so expressive of its characteristics, when you walk past the plant it smells like an orange tree.”
All items offered by Willie’s Reserve in California will be distributed by Flow Kana from their cannabis campus and processing center dedicated to the small-batch craft cannabis farmer. “It is an honor to partner and power Willie’s Reserve and other brands that share the value of building a better and more sustainable cannabis industry,” says Michael Steinmetz, CEO and co-founder, Flow Kana.
“Willie is a soldier for the cannabis community,” adds Amelia. “We have total respect for how he’s told the world about what we do, through his music and through who he is.”
In assessing the trend toward legalizing sale and distribution of cannabis products throughout the United States, Nelson comments,
“We’ve come pretty damn far from the point where they’d put you in prison for life for a seed to where we are now. It’s a lot of progress.”
The album Last Man Standing includes 11 essential songs to the iconic singer/songwriter’s catalog. Seven are co-writes with legendary producer Buddy Cannon, his close collaborator more than a dozen albums issued since 2008. One of Nelson’s most personal and introspective projects, Last Man Standing spans a wide emotional range, from the deeply reflective “Something You Get Through” to the rollicking “Me And You” and “Ready To Roar.”
For more on Last Man Standing and other offerings available exclusively through Willie’s Reserve, visit williesreserve.com.
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Article courtesy of Country Music Tattle Tale